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The purpose of summer reading in AP US history is to bridge the gap from World History and to preview Units 1 and 2. Students will be accountable for Chapters 1-3 from the textbook America: The Essential Learning Edition and Chapters 1-3 in Portrait of America within the first two weeks of school.
What do I need to do?
***You can complete the following without your textbook as I have PDFed the chapters***
Read Portrait of America Chapters 1-3 and answer the questions at the end of each chapter. These are PDFed and located under summer reading.
*** Use your textbook, America: The Essential Learning Edition, for the following***
Download and print the study guides for America: The Essential Learning Edition chapters 1-3. You will use them to help focus on the most important content from each chapter. Unit guides are found under the "APUSH 9 Units" tab.
Study guide for Unit 1 covers chapter 1 in America, and Unit 2 covers chapters 2 and 3 in America. When you receive the textbook for the year you will read America: The Essential Learning Edition Chapters 1-3 and take notes based on the study guides.
What will I need to have/ turn in within the first two weeks of school?
You will have quizzes and class discussions on Chapters 1-3 in America: The Essential Learning Edition and Portrait of America chapters 1-3.
You may use your handwritten notes for America: The Essential Learning Edition on quizzes. Notes will be checked weekly.
You will turn in questions for Portrait of America chapters 1-3. You need to be familiar with the articles in order to participate in Socratic Seminars.