Chapters 17, 18, 19, and 20 in the Divine text and parts of Chapters 10 and 11 in Fast Track to a 5 The AP student’s primary responsibility is to read each assigned section of the textbook and add notes from the reading to the course notes. To better understand the reading, students should focus on the “terms to identify” and “concepts to grasp” and be prepared for a quiz on any of these items. The teacher’s role is to clarify the significance of the readings, terms, and learning targets, and to show the student how they fit into the “big picture” of American history. If the student does not fully understand a term or concept, he/she must ask in class.
Monday, January 5: “Settling the West: Miners, Ranchers, and Farmers” (Ch. 17; pp. 492-508)
Homestead Act (1862); who received the land?
Chinese Exclusion Act (1882) [see also p. 531]
Joseph Glidden, barbed wire
Oliver Kelley, the National Grange, Farmers’ Alliance
1890 census, Frederick Jackson Turner’s “Significance of the Frontier in American History” (Turner’s thesis)
Describe the impact of Hispanic people on the Southwest
Describe farm life on the Great Plains (pp. 502-503)
Describe changes in farm techniques and technology in the late 19c (pp. 503-504)
Describe how American agriculture was transformed in the last third of the 19c
Tuesday, January 6: “Settling the West: Miners, Ranchers, and Farmers”
Wednesday, January 7: “Crushing the Native Americans” (Ch. 17; pp. 480-491)
“one big reservation,” “concentration,” “small reservations”