Sunday, May 10, 2009

Summer Assignments for AP US

It is crazy for me to even be considering this as I have another month of school, but some are almost out so if you need ideas, look below for what others are doing:
  • American Freedom: This is a book by a great author, Eric Foner, and some specific questions students need to answer in their essays
  • Book report: This one lists four books from the Founding period and has some detailed questions that students must answer
  • Book report, part II. This has books spread out over US history and question
  • Chapter Summary: While this is from The American Pageant, the teacher does give links to students who don't have the book so they can do it entirely online. Additionally there is a long list of multiple choice, matching questions and more.
  • Chapter Summary, part II: Some very detailed questions and vocab lists for the first several chapters in US history. Of course, students will go straight to google or an online textbook (look on the links on the right of this page to see some) for the answers.
  • Combination of AP Literature and AP US. I like this one since it cross the divide between the two normally connected AP classes by having students read a book or even look at a movie and write about it.
  • Howard Zinn's book and questions and here, by the way here is his entire text online
  • The Jungle: response to the book
  • Locke and Madison: This is nice as it gives parts of Federalist #10 and Second Treatise on Government along with questions.
  • Seventeen Seventy Six: Report on the McCulloch book
  • Presidential Rankings: This is very interesting as it asks students to rank the top ten presidents. It gives them many links to other rankings as well as information to make the conclusions so your students do not need their textbooks to do the assignment.
  • Vocab List: this teacher simply wants students to read the first chapter so she can save some time. While it goes with her textbook, students can easily google all the words and be just as well prepared.
  • Vocab list, part II. Another list of questions and vocab words
Not enough for you? Go to page 4 here and keep on looking.

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