I’ve created this video to help you understand the new APUSH exam: what’s the same, what’s different, and how to use your Curriculum Framework throughout the year. I hope it helps you as we work toward our goals on May 8, 2015!
This article, in the New York Times last week, is an interesting view on how we remember historical events. Sherman’s March remains hotly debated today. As you read, find some evidence that you think will support your answer to the question:
HOW SHOULD WE REMEMBER SHERMAN’S MARCH TO THE SEA? What must historians say about this event?
Here is a copy of our requirements for your documentary. Be sure you come Wednesday 11/5 with a finished script to that you can start creating your show! Those who have iMovie on a device are encouraged to bring it, too. Documentaries on Latin American Revolutions
Here’s a little video to help you. Pay close attention to the following minutes: 0:00-3:39 (Information on the different cultural groups/divisions in Spanish empire), 5:26-7:16 (How Napoleon played a role in Mexico’s independence movement) and 8:00-end (Simon Bolivar and the effects of the revolutions: did they actually change anything?)
For those of you doing the Haitian Revolution, here is a Crash Course for you:
Here is a link to the famous speech by Frederick Douglass that we will be discussing today. As you read, think about our discussion questions. Also, put this speech in the context of the historical period in which it was given. What issues were facing Frederick Douglass, slaves, abolitionists, and the nation in July of 1852? How might Douglass’ speech be seen as a bold statement both in his era and in ours?
You do not need to read past “INTERNAL SLAVE TRADE,” although it is very interesting so feel free to keep going if you have time!