Month: December 2013

AP book reviews

I consider the work you put in on the book reviews to be some of the best I have seen in any of my classes. I loved reading them and couldn’t have asked for a better overall effort. I’m excited about what you will be reading next semester and expect even more. Your talent shouldn’t be wasted with average expectations.


Geography: China Map

Map 1 countries: China, South Korea, North Korea, Japan, Mongolia, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar,Taiwan
Map 1 physical: yellow river, Yangtze River, Yellow Sea, East China Sea, Sea of Japan, South China Sea, Gobi desert
Map 2 countries: Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia

AP: Chapter 20 Notes

I have listed the topics for the notes on chapter 20 below. Let’s do these like the ones from 18 that seemed to be acceptable to most everyone. Keep what you write about each short, allot about 5-7 lines for each entry. That will give you some room to add anything we cover in class.

The mess of secession (434-435), Ft. Sumter (435), Border States (436), Balances of forces (438-439), Cotton fibers fail to lure foreign aid (443-444), Troubles for Davis & Lincoln (446), Wartime liberties? What liberties? (447), The draft: a poor man’s fight (448), Civil War millionaires and lasting effects on economy (450).

AP: Podcast on NYC Draft Riots


This is a preview of some assignments that we will be doing next semester. I love the podcast “Stuff You Missed in History Class,” at least I love it enough to listen to it when I’m mowing my driving range. If you have an iPhone, you can get to it from the podcast app. If you don’t, you can listen on your computer at NYC Draft Riot

Jot down some notes on the podcast and turn them in with your midterm to receive extra credit.

AP Study Guide

Tomorrow’s test will cover the notes we did on Manifest Destiny thru the web on chapter 19. It will be multiple choice and ID. I will weight it more on the ID side. Here are the topics to review. The ID will also come from this list.

Mexican war, Polk’s 4 years, fugitive slave law, compromise of 1850, Stephen Douglas, Kansas-Nebraska act, free soil, Gadsden purchase, Ostend manifesto, the opening of Asian markets, uncle toms cabin, Lincoln-Douglas debates, Lincoln’s election in 1860, when the southern states broke from the union, note that politics and the parties became sectional, brooks-sumner fight, Dred Scott case, blood Kansas, John brown harper’s ferry, crittenden compromise