Documenting United States History: Themes, Concepts, and Skills for the AP Course

21 Nov

Documenting United States History: Themes, Concepts, and Skills for the AP Course

Documenting United States History: Themes, Concepts, and Skills for the AP Course

Jason Stacy, Stephen Heller

Language: English

Pages: 595

ISBN: 145762012X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Authored by experienced AP® teachers, workshop leaders, and AP® exam readers, this document reader is the perfect resource for your redesigned AP® classroom.

The 22 chapters follow the nine periods of U.S. History as defined in the new framework.

Within each period and chapter, pedagogical tools scaffold students’ development of the historical thinking skills as are central to the course and the exam.

Key concepts are illustrated by primary documents and secondary sources including written texts, drawings, photographs, maps, and charts.
















Street, Boston, MA 02116  (617-399-4000) ISBN 978-1-4576-2012-6 Acknowledgments Text acknowledgments and copyrights appear at the back of the book on pages 523–25, which constitute an extension of the copyright page. Art acknowledgments and copyrights appear on the same page as the art selections they cover. It is a violation of the law to reproduce these selections by any means ­whatsoever without the written permission of the copyright holder. 01_STA_2012_FM_001-xxxvi.indd 4 08/04/15 5:07 PM

present at all their musters and trainings, and showed them how to handle, mend and fix their muskets, and have been furnished with 38   Chapter 2 | Colonial North America |  Period Two 16 07–175 4 03_STA_2012_ch2_027-056.indd 38 11/03/15 12:37 PM all sorts of arms by permission of the government, so that the Indians are become excellent firemen. . . . Albert B. Hart, ed., American History Told by Contemporaries, vol. 1, Era of Colonization, 1492–1689 (New York: Macmillan, 1897), 458–460,

effective ways of using and organizing evidence, and concluding with different ways of approaching historical argument. 8. Working with Secondary Sources: Short Answer Questions for the AP® Exam One important skill of AP® US History is interpreting and analyzing historical writing by professional historians. For each of the nine time periods, you will find sections titled “Working with Secondary Sources: AP® Short Answer Questions,” which include two short readings by prominent historians.

sex are naturally tyrannical is a truth so thoroughly established as to admit of no dispute. . . . Library of the World’s Best Literature, Ancient and Modern, ed. Charles Dudley Warner, vol. 1 (New York: International Society, 1896), 87–88. Practicing Historical Thinking Identify: What request does Adams make of her husband? What result does she foresee if this request is not met? Analyze: In what ways does Adams’s request echo the ideas of Thomas Paine (Doc. 5.4) and John Locke (Doc. 5.1)?

what did the environment contribute to economic and political • identitiesways throughout North America during this period? In what ways did the environment contribute to different systems of labor? How did political conflicts between the new settlers in the West and more established communities in the East change during this period? How did they remain the same? Describe the various identities that Americans embraced (regional, economic, social, and gender or a combination of these) during

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