Backwards review schedule for AP exam

The Home Stretch!!!!

Backwards Study program for April- May

Reviewing the material in backwards order will ensure that you review the oldest material right before the exam. It will also allow to reverse the usual cause/effect relationship to make new connections for remembering information.

Now if this freaks you out too much, you could do it in regular chronological order, but you run the risk of still then remembering the  newer topics far better than the older topics. It’s up to you….

Week of April 4-10

Modern US- WWII:

Chapters 34-40

Main theme: the US becomes a world power and continues to try to live up to its claim of exceptionalism in political, economic and social equality and opportunity in the face of challenges from communism abroad and protest from within. The US also realigns politically from concepts of government activism to growing support for limited government from Reagan onward.

Week of April 11- 17

Great Depression- Imperialism and Populism:

Chapters 26-33

Main theme: the US adjusts to industrialization and deals with the closing of the frontier and the absorption and assimilation of diverse ethnic, economic, and racial groups (New Immigrants, Native Americans, urban poor, etc). We begin to seek new markets for goods overseas and ports to expand our growing naval reach.

Week of April 18- 24

Gilded Age and Reconstruction to Sectionalism:

Chapters 18- 25

Main theme: the United States finally has to confront the challenge of slavery and then create an economic and political system that acknowledges the challenges of our remade country. We absorb immigrants from new areas of the world and deal with economic and political disparity.

Week of April 25- May 1

Manifest Destiny- Washington’s administration:

Chapters 10-17

Main theme: the New Republic sets an independent and (somewhat isolationist) course, developing its understanding of life as a constitutional republic and expanding its frontier as well as its understanding of democracy and distribution of power and wealth. We develop our ideas of what our constitution actually means and continue actions based upon the belief that our country is exceptional– favored by destiny to continually grow and flourish.

Week of May 1- May 6

Constitution- Colonization:

Chapters 1-9

Main theme: European colonizing powers encounter indigenous peoples and subdue them, and English settlements begin for religious and economic motives. As settlements spread, the growing  colonies are often objects of competition from various European powers. Finally, the “united states” are formed out of political and economic critiques of perceived unfair treatment by Britain, and we have to figure out how to guard our liberty while keeping ourselves secure from “tyranny” and outside interference by Britain and France in particular.

One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Abraham Lincoln on April 4, 2011 at 10:47 pm just too funny, I don’t think Bill O’Reilly has ever looked up a fact in his life. didn’t know where to post this so you could see it so this spot looked good as any.

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