• When I hear about textbook check out I will post it on my website. Check back frequently ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Summer reading

    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.


    Spring 2020

    I use Google classroom to post assignments, syllabi and classwork. Email me for the Google Classroom code.
    This is a friendly reminder that AP review classes for your courses go live TODAY on the AP YouTube channel. Attached is the daily course schedule.
    Your students can attend these live AP review courses delivered by AP teachers from across the country for FREE. ThesAP review schedulee courses:
    • Are optional, mobile-friendly, and can be used alongside any class work assigned by teachers.
    • Will be available on-demand, so students can access them any time.
    • Will focus on reviewing the skills and concepts from the first 75% of the course. There will also be some supplementary lessons covering the final 25% of the course.
    College Board has also set up an informational page for students: Information for AP Students Affected by COVID-19. As it outlines review classes and exam set up, your students might find it worth a look! 
    College Board will continue to make announcements on its updates page: AP Updates For Schools Impacted by Coronavirus. Exam details will be released by April 3. Keep an eye out!

    Hello parents, guardians, and students. I hope you are all continuing to be well and stay healthy.

    I want to provide you with further information regarding our online learning opportunities. I emailed yesterday providing information about educational coursework activities that are available to students online through Zoom. Please let me know if you did not receive that email and need the Zoom information.

    Beginning tomorrow (Wednesday 3/18), we will be hosting Zoom classroom meetings on Monday and Tuesday. The schedule is as follows.


    1st Period 8-8:20 AM

    3rd Period 10-10:20 AM

    5th Period 12-12:20 PM

    7th Period 2-2:20 PM 


    2nd Period 10-10:20 AM

    4th Period 12-12:20 PM

    6th Period 2-2:20 PM

    Please email me or send me a remind if you did not receive an email from me for the class code for Zoom.
    Sarah Mayhall
    Room 1105