Winner of the 2017 APUSH Rap Battle

Posted in Review on June 7, 2017 by mrkufs

Mr. Kufs’ students were given U.S. History review topics for each class and 30 minutes to write a rap. The first place winner was Samantha Whalen with her topics on the Great Society, Washington’s Farewell Address, and federalism.

Freestyle Rap Project Beat

Posted in Uncategorized on June 5, 2017 by mrkufs

Eagle Mod Review Schedule for Regents

Posted in Test Things on May 15, 2017 by mrkufs

Eagle Mod APUSH Regents Review Schedule

*Note that the same rewards will be given for Regents Review as were for MP3 and the APUSH exam.  For students scoring below 35 correct on the first M/C assessment ONCE a week minimum is mandatory (minus BOCES) for you. Also note that the baby will mean I will not be here for a few days.

Tuesday, May 16: We will be going over the ORANGE M/C questions with explanations.

Thurs, May 18:  We will be reviewing the DBQ together from class.

Friday, May 19: Regents Review Kahoot

Monday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 23: Practice M/C 5 at a time

Thurs, May 25: Going over the in class M/C exam

Friday, May 26: No class-Pretest De-stress Day

Monday, May 29: Memorial Day- no class

Tuesday, May 30: Thematic Essay workshop

Thurs, June 1 and Friday, June 2: Current Events 1990-Present-all students need to attend one.

Monday, June 5: Practice M/C 5 at a time

Tuesday, June 6: Go over M/C from class

Thurs, June 8: Practice M/C 5 at a time

Friday, June 9:  Kahoot

Monday, June 12: Last minute stuff

THE US HISTORY AND GOV’T REGENTS IS 8AM, JUNE 13TH!

:60 Seconds Regents Review in Pictures

Posted in Regents Review on May 12, 2017 by mrkufs

http://www.teachertube.com/video/us-history-in-60-seconds–3173

US History Review Slides

Posted in Regents Review on May 12, 2017 by mrkufs

http://www.whsad.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/Regents-US-Hit-List.pdf

Review Website for Regents

Posted in Regents Review on May 12, 2017 by mrkufs

http://www.mrklaff.com/usregentsreview.html

Review Song for Regents

Posted in Regents Review on May 12, 2017 by mrkufs

Reagan Challenger Speech

Posted in Reagan, Speeches on April 30, 2017 by mrkufs

In place of the State of the Union, events of the Space Shuttle Challenger crashing had President Reagan deliver a different kind of speech. This shows his tender leadership and also he manages to justify why and how we explore space.

The Reagan Humor

Posted in Reagan on April 30, 2017 by mrkufs

This brief news clip shows the humor of President Reagan. He gained a reputation as one of the most charming and funniest Presidents in American history.

“Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down That Wall”

Posted in Cold War, Reagan, Speeches on April 30, 2017 by mrkufs

Two decades after JFK blasted the fact that communism needs to build the Berlin Wall to keep their people in, Ronald Reagan tells Mr. Gorbachev to tear down the wall. He articulates that communism has failed and that the West has won the Cold War. He wishes come true four years later.

Best 1970’s Music

Posted in Music, Uncategorized on April 24, 2017 by mrkufs

“Ping Pong” Diplomacy

Posted in 1970's, Cold War on April 24, 2017 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 24, 2017 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.

Nixon’s “I Am Not a Crook”

Posted in 1970's, Speeches on April 24, 2017 by mrkufs

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

Gilder Lehrman Review Videos for All 9 Periods

Posted in Test Things, Uncategorized on April 24, 2017 by mrkufs

http://www.gilderlehrman.org/programs-exhibitions/ap-us-history-exam-prep

Opening Credits from the Movie “Miracle”

Posted in 1970's, Uncategorized on April 24, 2017 by mrkufs

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

1980 Miracle on Ice

Posted in 1970's, Cold War on April 24, 2017 by mrkufs

How a bunch of college kids on a hockey team helped bring the United States out of the dreary 1970’s and into a new era.

Watergate Documentary

Posted in 1970's, Cold War on April 24, 2017 by mrkufs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFID6Qkwh88

Watergate in 45 minutes.

1965-1970 Documentary

Posted in 1960's, Uncategorized on April 12, 2017 by mrkufs

1968 Electoral Map

Posted in 1960's on April 12, 2017 by mrkufs

1968 Electoral Map

Map showing Nixon’s win against Humphrey and Wallace