6/1/12: Work Day. Rough drafts due at 3:00 today. Note checklist for final drafts.
5/31/12: Work Day
5/30/12: Do Now: When and where do you think this picture
was taken? What do you think? (Comment in your journal.) Music by Doc
Watson (b. 1923 d. May 29, 2012) What difficulty did Doc Watson have
to overcome to become a musician?
5/29/12: No Class
5/24/12: Technology integration
Outlines due tomorrow
- must include significant information
- may not be complete
- not a list of topics or intentions
- must be in proper form
- or else: points deducted from final grade
5/23/12: Work Day.
5/22/12: Work Day.
- Continue taking notes
- Outline with significant information, in proper form, due Friday.
- No outline, or no significant information, or improper form will result in a deduction from your final grade. (Note use of negative feedback.)
- Sample outline attached below.
5/21/12: Work Day. Last call for notes. Outline due Friday.
1. Finish Video
2. Return HW, Updates on research paper, civil rights paper, make-up work
3. After lunch: Integration of technology in the curriculum
5/17/12: Time to get serious about this paper.
11:21-11:55 Business items, finish DVD.
After lunch: Library--finish/fix bibliographies.
Also--next draft of civil rights papers is due tomorrow.
- Bibliographies were due yesterday.
- Notes, 500 words (total) from 3 sources, are due tomorrow
- Students who make a personal appeal to me may get an extension until Monday.
6/1 Rough Draft
6/8 Final Draft
5/16: Work on bibliography
5/15: Work on bibliography
5/14: Work on bibliography/ Celebrate
AP US History
Description and Time Line
This is a historical research paper of at least 2,500 words
modeled after the Concord Review article on the Cuban Missile Crisis. In the
Concord Review article, the author researched the best historical books and
journals on the subject. He found that historians' interpretations of the
crisis changed dramatically after the breakup of the Soviet Union when many new
records were opened to the public. Older
historians wrote that the US, as a result of the crisis, agreed not to invade
Cuba. More recent historians have
written that this never occurred, even though it has been widely reported. He then reviewed a collection of documents
and letters related to the crisis, all of which confirmed what the most recent
historians have written. Thus, his
thesis was that the recent interpretation is significantly different and more
accurate than the older interpretation.
Due: Last regular class day: Friday, June 8, 2012.
Counts for 1/2 of 4th quarter grade.
due dates are at the end of class on the day specified.
a folder in which to submit all of your work.
in the total accumulated project with each submission.
to meet any of these due dates will result in a deduction of 10 Points
from the final grade.
or impartial submissions may also result in deductions of up to 10
will not be accepted unless all of the following steps have been
Step 1: Topic
- Any US
history topic, subject to my approval, about which historians have
social topics are not acceptable.
or Barre topics are encouraged.
suggest that you scan the textbook for an interesting topic.
may change as you progress, but topic may not.
Primary Sources will be the foundation of your paper. They
are sources created by eyewitnesses to the events you are studying.
an abundant collection of complete or substantial documents.
sources which occasionally quote primary sources are not primary
- If the
primary sources are not yet in your possession, explain when and how they
will be obtained.
the list of documents and primary sources which I have provided for some
of the holdings in the SHS library.
Step 2: Bibliography
the title and author are required at this point, but be aware that a full
bibliographical entry will be required with your notes and on the final
4 secondary sources
general encyclopedias (except with my permission)
encyclopedias are acceptable (i.e. Encyclopedia of American Social
textbooks (except with my permission)
one historical monograph
one scholarly journal article (must be approved by me)
where each book is or how you will obtain it
who dares list Wikipedia as a source will fail the class, be expelled from
school, and required to begin high school again somewhere else in the 9th
Step 3: Notes
total of at least 500 words of notes from at least 3 sources.
include bibliographic information and page numbers!!!
may be taken any way you like, note cards, steno pad, notebook, loose
paper, but they must be kept together.
Step 4: Detailed
guidelines provided for outlines.
Step 5: Rough Draft
be a complete draft of the paper, at least 1500 words, including
introduction, conclusion, and endnotes.
Step 6: Friday, June 8,