APUSH: Woodward Comment, due MONDAY 12/1


Political Legacy of the First Reconstruction

For Monday, read the above Woodward Article and comment on this post with the following things:

1. What is the author’s thesis? Put in your own words!
2. What are 3 pieces of evidence that support this, and how do they support the thesis?

Comment using your name, your school email, and by leaving “website” blank.

Have a nice Thanksgiving!

World: The Industrial Revolution Unit


Here is another copy of our study guide for our test, which will be on TUESDAY, 12/2.  This is the Tuesday AFTER Thanksgiving break.

Study Guide Industrial Rev.

Here are our notes on the BEGINNING of the Industrial Revolution: Industrial Revolution Notes and here are our CORNELL NOTES that are due on 11/18: Cornell Notes Intro to Industry

Here is an explanation of the London Times Assignment, due 11/19: London Times

Crash course time!

Here are some good notes on the different types of art and music in the Industrial Era:

Art and Music of the Industrial Era

Here is some helpful information on reforms during the Industrial Era:

Reform in Cities

Here is a helpful video to understand Chapter 7, Section 4!  

And here is Crash Course’s version of Capitalism vs. Communism:

APUSH: Unit 5 Civil War and Reconstruction


Here are some helpful things as you work through our unit on the Civil War and Reconstruction:

Some notes to guide you through Chapter 15:  use these along with information on your timeline! The Civil War

Do you heart John Green as much as I do? Then check out his Crash Course videos below! A good place to start when reviewing.


The New York City Draft Riots:

A clip of “Gangs of New York,” the 2002 movie that shows a scene depicting the NYC Draft Riots:

An emotional clip from Glory (1989 Movie) showing the assault on Ft. Wagner by the 54th Massachusetts Regiment, July, 1863:

Trailer, Lincoln (2012 Movie)

Notes on Reconstruction:  Reconstruction Powerpoint

And here are some video explanations of our notes (since they are long!)

Reconstruction notes, Part 1:

.Reconstruction Notes, Part 2:

And John Green’s MUCH wittier yet also informational video walking you through Reconstruction can be found HERE:

APUSH: Unit 4 The Road to the Civil War


Here are some helpful things for our unit on the final steps leading to the Civil War. Your new Unit 4 Packet can be found here: Unit 4 NEW

Here is a link to our discussion of Stauffer, including a video that tells you what is important.

Here is a link to our post on the Frederick Douglass speech, “What, to the Slave, is the Fourth of July?” You can also see a video with Morgan Freeman reading highlights of the speech and images of U.S. History in the backdrop.

Here are the notes we’ll be covering in this unit between 10/28-11/5:  Unit 6 Notes

Here are the notes on the Compromise of 1850 from 10/27: The Compromise of 1850

Here is a helpful video explaining significant events and concepts in Chapter 13:
And here is an applicable Crash Course:

And Chapter 14:

How should we REMEMBER Sherman’s March to the Sea?

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?

World History: Mini-Unit Helpful Stuff (Latin America)

Here’s what you need to help you with our mini-unit on the Enlightenment in Central and South America!

Be sure to read p. 283-289 CAREFULLY and complete the study guide here:  Study Guide for Quiz Unit 6 Latin America

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:

Primary Source: What, To the Slave, Is the Fourth of July? –Frederick Douglass APUSH Assignment for 11/3

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!

Here are our discussion questions:

4th of July to the Slave

Here is a History Channel clip of Morgan Freeman reading part of Douglass’ speech: