Sample pacing/scheduling

These are the schedules I used the last year I taught APUSH, and I leave them here so that you can see one way to pace yourself so you do not get behind. Falling behind is deadly in APUSH, especially, since it is content dense, regardless of recent tweaking by the College Board. So here’s a resource for you.


Reading Schedule APUSH

SEMESTER 1, 2013

This is your list of test and due dates for chapters in American Pageant. By due dates, chapters should have been read on your own and any regular assignments completed by the beginning of class. To check your readiness for class discussion, reading check quizzes over the chapter terms and questions from study guides may be given.

Week 1- 5 days, AABCA: Colonization
August 12 (Monday)- Introduction, etc.
You should have read chapters 1-4; be prepared with questions
August 16 (Friday)- Summer reading assignment over Chapters 1-4 due

Week 2- 5 days, AABCA: Colonial Society in 18th Century
August 19 (Monday) Terms check over Chapters 1-4
August 23 TEST- CHAPTERS 1-4

Week 3- 4 days, AABC: French & Indian War
August 26 (Monday) Chapter 5 due

Week 4- 4 days, ABCA:
September 2 (Monday)- NO SCHOOL: LABOR DAY
September 3 (Tuesday)- Chapter 6 due

Week 5- 5 days, AABCA: Road to Revolution
September 9 (Monday)- Chapter 7 due
September 13 (Friday)- TEST- CHAPTERS 5-7

Week 6- 5 days, AABCA: Revolution
September 16 (Monday)- Chapter 8 due

Week 7- 5 days, AABCA: Confederation & Constitution
September 23 (Monday)- Chapter 9 due
September 27 (Friday)- Chapter 10 due

Week 8- 4 days, AABC: Early Republic
October 2-3 (Wednesday-Thursday)- moved to Monday
Parent/teacher conferences 10/2 and 10/3
October 4 (Friday)- NO SCHOOL!

Week 9- 5 days, AABCA: Jefferson and War of 1812
October 7 (Monday)- TEST- CHAPTERS 8-10
October 8 (Tuesday)-  Chapter 11 due
October 11 (Friday)- Chapter 12 due

Week 10- 5 days, AAACB: Era of Jackson
October 14 (Monday)- Chapter 13 due
October 18 (Friday)- TEST- CHAPTERS 11-13

Week 11- 5 days, AABCA: Market Revolution & Reform
October 22 (Monday)- Chapter 14 due
October 26 (Friday) Chapter 15 due

Week 12- 5 days, AABCA: South & Slavery
October 29 (Tuesday)- Chapter 16 due

Week 13- 5 days, AABCA: Manifest Destiny
November 5 (Tuesday)- TEST- CHAPTERS 14-16
November 6-7 (Wed/Th) Chapter 17 due

Week 14- 4 days, AABC: Sectionalism & Slavery
November 11 (Monday)- Chapter 18 due

Week 15- 3 days, AAA: Road to Disunion
November 18 (Monday)- Chapter 19 due
November 22 (Friday) TEST- CHAPTERS 17-19

Week 16- 3 days, AAA: Civil War
November 25 (Monday)- Chapter 20 due

Week 17- 5 days, AABCA: Reconstruction
December 2 (Monday)- Chapter 21 due– see the top of this page for the new schedule
December 3 (Tuesday)- Chapter 22 due
December 6-7 (Thursday- Friday)- TEST- CHAPTERS 20-22

Week 18- 5 days, AAABC: Gilded Age  and Industrialization
December 9 (Monday)- Chapter 23 due
December 11-12 (Wednesday)- Chapter 24 due

Week 19- 5 days, AA+ 3 special exam schedules: TESTS and FINALS
December 16 (Monday) TEST- CHAPTERS 23-24
December 17 (Tuesday)- 2nd Period Final
December 18-20 FINAL EXAMS!!!!!

December 21-Jan 6



Reading Schedule APUSH

Semester 2

List of quiz and due dates for chapters in American Pageant. On due dates, chapters are to be read and terms explained by the beginning of class–reading check quizzes over terms and questions from study guides may be given.

Week 1- 2 days: Industrialization
January 7 (Tuesday)- Chapter 24 due (due to snow, no school until Friday, January 10)


Week 2- 4 days, AABC: Urbanization
January 13 (Monday)- Chapter 25 due



Week 3- 4 days, ABCA: The American West
January 20 (Monday)- NO SCHOOL_-MLK DAY

January 21 (Tuesday)- Chapter 26 due
January 24 (Friday)- TEST- CHAPTERS 24-26 Moved to Monday


Week 4- 5 days, ABCA: Imperialism
January 27 (Monday)- Chapter 27 due Moved to Tuesday
January 29-30 (Wed-Thur)- Chapter 28 due Moved to Friday

Week 5- 5 days, AABCA: Progressivism
February 4 (Tuesday)- Chapter 29 due

February 7 (Friday)- TEST- CHAPTERS 26-29

Week 6- 5 days, AABCA: World War I- Roaring 20s
February 10 (Monday)- Chapter 30 due
February 14 (Friday)- Chapter 31 due

Week 7- 4 days,  ABCA: Beginning of Great Depression
February 17 (Monday)- NO SCHOOL- PRESIDENTS DAY

February 18 (Tuesday)- Chapter 32 due
February 21 (Friday)- TEST- CHAPTERS 30-32

Week 8- 5 days, AABCA: New Deal
February 24 (Monday)- Chapter 33 due

Week 9- 4 days, AABC: FDR and World War II
March 3 (Monday)- Chapter 34 due

Week 10- 4 days, AABCA: FDR and World War II, too
March 10 (Monday)- Chapter 35 due
March 14 (Friday)- TEST- CHAPTERS 33-35

Week 11- 5 days, AABCA: Cold War and Truman
March 17 (Monday)- Chapter 36 due

March 24- 30! March 24-30! March 24-30! March 24-30!

Week 12- 5 days, AABCA: Eisenhower and the 50s
March 31 (Monday)- Chapter 37 due
April 4 (Friday)- TEST- CHAPTERS 36-37

Week 13- 5 days, AABCA: The 60s
April 7 (Monday)- Chapter 38 due

Week 13- 5 days, AABCA: The 70s
April 14 (Monday)- Chapter 39 due
April 16- 17 TEST- CHAPTERS 38-39

April 18 (Friday)- NO SCHOOL- “SPRING HOLIDAY”

Week 14- 5 days, AABCA: Totally Rad: Conservatism and the 80s
April 21 (Monday)- Chapter 40 due

Week 15- 5 days, AABCA: the Grungy 90s and your childhood
April 28 (Monday)- Chapter 41 due
May 2 (Friday)- TEST- CHAPTERS 40-41

Oh, Yeah, and Prom….

Week 16- 5 days, AAABC: AP TEST REVIEW!!!!!!
April 30- May 3 –AP TEST REVIEW!!!!!!

Week 18- 5 days, AABCA: AP TEST REVIEW!!!!!!
May 5-9- AP TEST REVIEW!!!!!!

Week 19- 5 days, AABCA: AP TEST!!!!
May 12-13: The Final Push in APUSH!!!!!
May 14 (WEDNESDAY)- AP TEST!!!!! 7:20 to 11:30 a.m!




PHS/Testing deadlines:

Register for the ACT!!!! Go to to sign up online! Our HS code is 262-575…..

15 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by swimergrl on September 13, 2008 at 11:03 am

    What is the OI for the DBQ Draft? Just an outline?


  2. Posted by LittleEep on September 14, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    What if we already typed the 3 body paragraphs?


  3. Posted by steve on September 15, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    are there any meeting for either Mizzou, Colorado State School of Minds, or UMSATR


  4. Posted by Pixie on September 19, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    yeah there is a meeting for Mizzou on Oct. 16 at noon. It’s just not listed, so just go and ask at the counselors for it.


  5. Posted by Rhian_Rochelle on September 28, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    If you guys want a good website for quizzes over each of the chapters, go to:

    It’s the official website for the sixth edition of our book (we have the thirteenth edition). It has 30-question quizzes for each chapter that are very useful for studying. Even though it’s for the sixth edition, it reviews the same material.


  6. Posted by Sterling on October 2, 2008 at 9:46 am



  7. Posted by Mnky on October 23, 2008 at 9:02 pm

    Hi, Scoop! I wrote you the code for the days counter. You *should* be able to copy-paste this in place of the actual number–leave all the surrounding text like ” DAYS to the EXAM!!!!!!!!”. If all goes well, it’ll work automagically and require no more updating:

    function showdays(){
    var today = new Date();
    var testday = new Date(‘May 8, 7:30 AM ‘+(today.getFullYear()));

    var diff=testday-today;
    var daysleft=Math.floor(diff/(1000*60*60*24))//msecs*secs*minutes*hours;


  8. Posted by Mnky on October 23, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Aargh! The text box ate part of the code. You just need script tags around what I have above. Cheers!


  9. Posted by christopher scoop on November 5, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    looks like we don’t have any term check on



  10. Posted by Rhian_Rochelle on January 17, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Hey Scoop,

    Umm…. on this you say we have a test on Feb. 13th, but I’m pretty sure we don’t have school that day b/c the elementary schools have a report day. Unless that’s just the elementary schools that get off…


  11. Posted by student on March 12, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Can you post a link to Peacot’s flow charts?
    i can’t find them anywhere…


  12. Posted by tieler on April 20, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Hey did you know that the test is scheduled for prom and we don’t have class that day?


  13. Posted by student on May 9, 2009 at 8:06 am

    so the 39-41 Test is Tuesday or Monday?
    Do we get to choose?


  14. Posted by DarlingDrusilla on January 23, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    So, for chapter 29…I cannot find an outline…do we do terms?


  15. Posted by Lauren Artelt on March 22, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Scoop im just stating that im reading The Cold War: A New History by John Lewis Gaddis.


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