Key Concept Period 1.1

Posted in Columbian, Period 1 on July 30, 2019 by mrkufs


Period 1/Chapter 1 Review (1491-1607)

Posted in Columbian on July 30, 2019 by mrkufs

APUSH Period 1 Notes

Posted in Columbian, Period 1 on July 30, 2019 by mrkufs

Period 1 1492-1607

Choices for the Rap Project

Posted in Uncategorized on May 29, 2019 by mrkufs


Review and In Class Schedule

Posted in Regents Review, Uncategorized on May 16, 2019 by mrkufs

In Class/Eagle Mod APUSH Regents Review Schedule

*Note that the same rewards will be given for Regents Review as were for MP4/5 and the APUSH exam.  For students scoring below 32 correct on the first M/C assessment ONCE a week minimum is mandatory (minus BOCES) for you.

Thursday, May 16th Aug 2016 Mod 1, Aug ’17 Jan ‘17 Mod 5, June ’17 Mod 8 TEST #1

Friday, May 17th: Finish Elderly Interview Project; Go over TEST #1- EAGLE- KAHOOT!

Monday, May 20: Going over Page 1 of the notes-teaching!- EAGLE- Test Make up

Tuesday, May 21: Practice M/C 5 at a time- EAGLE MOD Kahoot for Regents

Wednesday, May 22: Continue Constitution review- NO EAGLE

Thursday, May 23: TEST #2 M/C; EAGLE Make Up

Friday, May 24: No class-Pretest De-stress Day

Monday, May 27: Memorial Day- no class

Tuesday, May 28: Go over TEST #2 in class; NO EAGLE, Masterminds- EXTRA CREDIT Graduates of Distinction

Wednesday, May 29: RAP BATTLE workshop

Thurs., May 30: RAP in CLASS!  Project GRADE; Eagle-Rap results

Friday, May 31: Current Events 1990-Present.- EAGLE Kahoot!

Monday, June 3: REGENTS TEST #3 for a TEST GRADE

Tuesday, June 4: Go over TEST #3/assess- NO EAGLE-Masterminds

Wednesday, June 5th: DBQ in class for a grade.

Thurs, June 6: Go over DBQ a little and review THEMATIC ESSAYS

Friday, June 7: Timed THEMATIC ESSAY in class for a grade

Monday, June 10- Monday, June 17- To be announced later





Gilder Lehrman Study Guide Videos

Posted in Period Review, Test Things on April 29, 2019 by mrkufs

Period Materials

Each Period (1-9) has a very concise lecture about the important themes and terms.  You will periodically be assigned to watch these for homework, and then come to class prepared to discuss them.

25 Questions for May 9th

Posted in Test Things, Uncategorized on April 29, 2019 by mrkufs

Answer 15 of these questions in either chart or sentence form.
Directions: Through a chart or bullets or a single paragraph-write out and KNOW each of the following questions:
1. Analyze the origins and development of slavery in Britain’s North American colonies in the period 1607 to 1776.
2. Although New England and the Chesapeake region were both settled largely by people of English origin, by 1700 the regions had evolved into two distinct societies. Why did this difference in development occur?
3. Analyze the effect of the French and Indian War (Seven Years War) and its aftermath on the relationship between Great Britain and the British colonies. Confine your response to the period from 1754 to 1776.
4. Analyze the political, diplomatic, and military reasons for the United States victory in the Revolutionary War. Confine your answer to the period 1775-1783
5. Evaluate the extent to which the Articles of Confederation were effective or ineffective in solving the problems that confronted the new nation.
6. Analyze the contributions of TWO of the following in helping establish a stable government after the adoption of the Constitution. John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington.
7. Analyze the impact of the American Revolution on both slavery and the status of women in the period from 1775 to 1800.
8. Chart out the first political parties of the 1790’s.
9. To what extent was the election of 1800 aptly named the “Revolution of 1800”? Respond with reference to TWO of the following areas: economics, foreign policy, judiciary, politics.
10. The Jacksonian Period (1824-1848) has been celebrated as the era of the “common man.” To what extent did the period live up to its characterization? Consider TWO of the following in your response: Economic Development, Politics, Reform Movements.
11. To what extent and in what ways did the roles of women change in American society between 1790 and 1860? Respond with reference to TWO of the following areas: domestic, economic, political, social.
12. Analyze the causes of growing opposition to slavery in the United States from 1776 to 1852. In your response, consider both underlying forces and specific events that contributed to the growing opposition.
13. Historians have traditionally labeled the period after the War of 1812 the “Era of Good Feelings.” Evaluate the accuracy of this label, considering the emergence of nationalism and sectionalism. Use the documents and your knowledge of the period 1815-1825 to construct your answer.
14. Analyze the ways in which controversy over the extension of slavery into western territories contributed to the coming of the Civil War. Confine your answer to the period 1845-1861.
15. To what extent were the goals of Reconstruction regarding African-Americans achieved or not achieved by 1900?
16. Choose TWO of the following organizations and explain their strategies for advancing the interests of workers. To what extent were these organizations successful in achieving their objectives? Confine your answer to the period from 1875 to 1925. Knights of Labor, American Federation of Labor, Socialist Party of America, Industrial Workers of the World.
17. Analyze the ways in which technology, government policy, and economic conditions changed American agriculture in the period 1865-1900. In your answer be sure to evaluate farmers’ responses to these changes.
18. How were the lives of the Plains Indians in the 2nd half of the 19th century affected by technological developments and government actions?
19. Explain how TWO of the following individuals responded to the economic and social problems created by industrialization during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Jane Addams, Andrew Carnegie, Samuel Gompers, Upton Sinclair.
20. To what extent did the role of the federal government change under President Theodore Roosevelt in regard to TWO of the following: labor, trusts, conservation, world affairs.
21. Analyze the effectiveness of Progressive Era reformers in addressing problems of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In your answer, focus on reform efforts in TWO of the following areas: State and federal government, the workplace, living conditions in cities.
22. In what ways did economic conditions and development in the arts and entertainment help create the reputation of the 1920s as the Roaring Twenties?
23. How successful were the programs of the New Deal in solving the problems of the Great Depression? Assess with respect to TWO of the following: Relief, Recovery, Reform.
24. How and for what reasons did United States foreign policy change between 1920 and 1941?
25. Analyze the home-front experiences of TWO of the following groups during the Second World War. African Americans, Japanese Americans, Jewish Americans, Mexican Americans.

Jimmy Carter in 3 Minutes

Posted in 1970's, Uncategorized on April 28, 2019 by mrkufs

Brief Jimmy Carter Power Point about his life, biography, and key points.

41 Outlines for APUSH

Posted in Test Things on April 28, 2019 by mrkufs

Here are the links for 41 great chronological outlines for APUSH

Nixon’s “I Am Not a Crook”

Posted in 1970's, Speeches on April 28, 2019 by mrkufs

Richard Nixon’s downfall of lying to the American people about his knowledge about the Watergate break in.

Opening Credits from the Movie “Miracle”

Posted in 1970's on April 28, 2019 by mrkufs

A look through images of the years of malaise preceding 1980 when the country was feeling poorly about itself.

“Ping Pong” Diplomacy

Posted in 1970's, Cold War on April 25, 2019 by mrkufs

Richard Nixon helps relations between the US and China by sending the Ping Pong team to the communist country. This is demonstrated in a 10 second, fictional clip, by Forrest Gump.

Detente- An Easing of Cold War Tensions in the 1970’s

Posted in 1970's, Cold War on April 25, 2019 by mrkufs

Détente is a French word meaning relaxing or easing. Détente is applied in a situation of increasing tension between nations. It is a way to find peace through Diplomacy without fighting. Détente was used during the Cold War in 1970′s and did reduce tensions between the U.S. and the Soviet Union.

At that time, the major world super powers of the USA, USSR and China, feared a Nuclear holocaust if the Cold War continued. Détente greatly calmed the tensions of the USA and USSR and encouraged more peace worldwide. Around 1989-1990 the Cold War ended, with Détente being finally successful.

Watergate Documentary

Posted in 1970's on April 25, 2019 by mrkufs

Homework over break

Posted in Uncategorized on April 11, 2019 by mrkufs

Due on April 23rd and collected:


  1. Detail the Vietnam War with specifics and examples from Amsco.
  2. Detail the key cases in the Warren Court
  3. Detail the hippies and the counterculture.


JFK Assassination in Slow Motion

Posted in 1960's, JFK on April 8, 2019 by mrkufs

A tragic day in American history when an American President is assassinated in front of our very own eyes.

JFK Berlin Speech

Posted in 1960's, JFK, Uncategorized on April 8, 2019 by mrkufs

Kennedy slams communism in his epic speech in West Berlin in 1963.

JFK First Inaugural Speech

Posted in 1960's, JFK on April 8, 2019 by mrkufs

1960 Election Debate JFK and Nixon

Posted in 1960's, JFK on April 8, 2019 by mrkufs

This debate sees television play a role in a campaign for the first time.

Elvis on the Ed Sullivan Show

Posted in 1950's, Culture, Music on April 3, 2019 by mrkufs

As we study Elvis and the culture and music of the 1950’s this is a must see. Notice nothing from below the waist-he hips moving was seen as obscene to many adults of the conformist era.