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Summer Work
If you have ANY questions feel fee to email me: shieldsd@dunmoreschooldistrict.net

AP United States History
For your Summer Enrichment and Enjoyment!!


Prepare from the preapproved text.
A. Skim the entire text B. Read all material through the end of the Revolutionary War in 1783 C. Skim the appendix and read the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. D. Read the Introduction and the first three readings in AFTER THE FACT, by Davidson and Lytle


II.The main Textbook in this course is the American Pageant, read the readings from the beginning to the end of the Revolutionary War and create chapter outlines for Chapters 1-8. (This a great way to create notes for each chapter that will be needed to fully understand the information to apply to our historical thinking skills)


Outside Reading –RECOMMENDED to read TWO but Optional (A full list is located in the files category under summer work - it's the last file added!!)
AP Test Breakdown
AP Score Qualification
5 Extremely well qualified
4 Well qualified
3 Qualified
2 Possibly qualified
1 No recommendation

Exam Format

Section I: Part A

Multiple Choice — 55 Questions | 55 Minutes | 40% of Exam Score

  • Questions appear in sets of 2 to 5.
  • Students analyze historical texts, interpretations, and evidence.
  • Primary and secondary sources, images, graphs, and maps are included.

Section I: Part B

Short Answer — 3 Questions | 40 Minutes | 20% of Exam Score

  • Analyze historians' interpretations, historical sources, and propositions about history.
  • Questions provide opportunities for students to demonstrate what they know best.
  • Some questions include texts, images, graphs, or maps.
  • Update for 2017-18: The number of required short answer questions has been reduced to three, and the time allotted has been decreased to 40 minutes. Students will choose between two options for the final required short answer question, each one focusing on a different time period.
    • Question 1 (required): periods 3-8
    • Question 2 (required): periods 3-8
    • Students choose between Question 3, periods 1-5, and Question 4, periods 6-9

Section II: Part A

Document Based — 1 Question | 60 Minutes (includes 15-minute reading period) | 25% of Exam Score

  • Assess written, quantitative, or visual materials as historical evidence.
  • Develop an argument supported by an analysis of historical evidence.
  • Update for 2017-18: Five minutes have been added to the time allotted for the document-based question, which will now focus on topics from periods 3 to 8.

Section II: Part B

Long Essay — 1 Question | 40 Minutes | 15% of Exam Score

  • Explain and analyze significant issues in U.S. history.
  • Develop an argument supported by an analysis of historical evidence.
  • Updates for 2017-18: Five minutes have been added to the time allotted for the long essay. The question choices will continue to focus on the same theme and skill but will now allow students to select among three options, each focusing on a different range of time periods:
    • Option 1: periods 1-3
    • Option 2: periods 4-6
    • Option 3: periods 7-9
Homework
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