AP U.S. History (H302)
Book title: The American Pageant AP Edition (17th edition)
Publication Information: David M. Kennedy & Lizabeth Cohen, 2019, 17th edition AP edition, Cengage
Note: Please complete the assignment below
Your APUSH summer assignment is as follows:
IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU ALSO COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING:
Information about the Unit Learning Objectives
The learning objectives are collected on the day before each unit test (approximately every 1-2 weeks) and are graded. The purpose of answering these questions is to make sure that you understand the important information that is being covered by the chapters as you read. The answers to the questions may require information from just part of the chapter or from the entire chapter (or even multiple chapters) so it is to your advantage to read first and then write out the answers to the chapter objectives. This assignment must always be completed individually, in your own words, and in paragraph form. Once the school year starts, these will be turned in using Turnitin.com. Your first two sets of questions are attached. Please do not double space your answers.
AP US History Unit Learning Objectives – Unit 1 (Chapters 1-2) [Summer] and Unit 2 (Chapters 3-5) [to get ahead if you wish]
The following questions should be answered in paragraph format. They are NOT to be considered as full essay questions. Each answer should contain about 5-10 sentences (but more may be necessary). Make sure you are answering the question that is being asked and that you are addressing ALL PARTS of each question. For example, Unit 1, question 3 asks you to “explain the causes of exploration and conquest of the New World by various European nations.” Your answer should contain several causes (not just one) such as the influence of the Crusades, the publication of Marco Polo’s accounts of his journey to China, and the creation of better maps at the beginning of the Renaissance to make the unknown less fearful, etc. Your answer should also address the experiences of different European nations (Spain, Portugal, France, England, etc).
The answers to these questions need to be written IN YOUR OWN WORDS and you may NOT work with other students to complete this assignment. To ensure that each student is doing their own work, these questions will be submitted via Turnitin.com. A class password will be given out at the start of the school year. This assignment is vital practice for your AP Exam essays – both the new shorter free-response format and the traditional essay. These are the specific topics that the College Board is likely to include on the AP Exam itself. THE FIRST SET (Chapters 1-2) WILL BE DUE THE DAY OF THE UNIT 1 EXAM (tentatively scheduled for the second Tuesday of the school year).
SUMMER SET UNIT 1 – Due the Second Tuesday of the School Year
Era 1 1491-1607
Unit 1 Chapters 1-2
OPTIONAL/STRONGLY RECOMMENDED SUMMER WORK – UNIT 2 – Due after the start of the school year (approximately week 2-3).
Era 2 1607-1754
Unit 2 Chapters 3-5