AP US History


AP US HISTORY SUMMER ASSIGNMENT: SUMMER 20
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Please complete the following tasks to learn the material for Period 1 (1491-1607) of APUSH before returning to school in 2021.  Be prepared to complete a CLOSED-NOTE multiple choice quiz and short-answer assessment during your FIRST class meeting. 

 

  1. OVERVIEW OF PERIOD 1 (1491-1607): Read and take notes on the reading packet provided: “A New World of Many Cultures”.  Approximately 2-3 pages of notes should suffice. 

 

  1. THE COLUMBIAN EXCHANGE: Read the provided article and the article at http://www.gilderlehrman.org/history-by-era/american-indians/essays/columbian-exchange to expand your Columbian Exchange notes on: 

  1. Crops/items that went from the Old World to the New World 

  1. Crops/items that went from the New World to the Old World 

  1. Short and long term effects of the Columbian Exchange 

 

  1. Listen to the following episode of the podcast Revolutions by Mike Duncan.  This episode covers the Spanish New World Empire.  Take notes. 

 

  1. REVIEW the material prior to the quiz on the first day of class.  Many students find the lectures on the Jocz Productions youtube channel helpful. 

 

COMPLETE THIS WORK CAREFULLY AND BECOME FAMILIAR WITH THE INFORMATION SO THAT YOU CAN BE SUCCESSFUL ON THE CLOSED-NOTES QUIZ ON YOUR FIRST DAY OF CLASS.
 

Thank you very much! Please feel free to message us over the summer if you have any questions.  We look forward to seeing you in August!
 

Mr. LaHatte & Mr. Wagner

AP US History Summer Assignment Reading