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Quarterly Corrections

Posted in Test Things on November 4, 2018 by mrkufs

APUSH/SUNY 105-106

Multiple Choice Corrections

APUSH/SUNY 105-106 students have the opportunity to earn points back for multiple choice corrections that they get wrong on a test.  In order to gain credit the following steps MUST be met:

  1. Turn in corrections with the original sheet
  2. Missed questions must have the correct answer.
  3. Explain WHY you put the answer that you did and why you know that the new answer is correct. These explanations are meant to be prose, not poetry.  The explanation is meant to make you reflect on your thought process.
  4. Where you specifically found the correct answer.
  5. Turn in the corrections by the deadline set by Mr. Kufs

INCORRECT SAMPLE:

#6.  D I guessed wrong.  I found the answer in my book.

CORRECT SAMPLE

#6.  New Answer:  D- I got #6 wrong because I thought that the Puritans came to the New World to get rich.  In reality, they came for religious freedom.  The answer was found on page 25 of Amsco. (or from the website link or whatever)

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Quarterly Review

Posted in Test Things on October 30, 2018 by mrkufs

APUSH Week of 10/29-11/02

Posted in Test Things on October 29, 2018 by mrkufs

YOU HAVE A QUARTERLY EXAM on THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1st.  You need to know all of Chapters 1-6.  There is a review sheet.  We will also review Eagle Mod on Tuesday, October 30th.  Halloween is Wednesday. I will be in a costume.  The Red Sox won the World Series. You need to know the T CHART on First Political Parties.  PLUS NOW I AM SICK.

September 11th, 2001 Essay

Posted in Test Things on September 9, 2018 by mrkufs

DUE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11:

“Why was September 11th, 2001 such an important date in United States History?”

Gilder Lehrman Study Guide Videos

Posted in Period Review, Test Things on August 14, 2018 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.

If You See…

Posted in Test Things on June 11, 2018 by mrkufs

US HISTORY REGENTS REVIEW “IF YOU SEE”

  1. If you see: House of BurgessesMayflower Compact

Answer: “early forms of democracy” or early “republics.”

  1. If you see: John Marshall …

Answer: Either he expanded the power of the federal government, or Judicial Review. Marbury v. Madison = Judicial Review.

  1. Why did Immigrants and African Americans move to cities? That’s where the jobs were!
  2. If you see: Nativism= anti-foreign sentiment. The creation of quota systems regarding immigration is important to know. These acts favored western Europeans who spoke English, NOT Eastern Europeans. A question on the Chinese Exclusion Act or the Sacco-Vanzetti case could also have nativism as an answer.
  3. Federalism = Division of Powers between the Federal Government and the States!!! See Chart Below.    
  4. Don’t confuse federalism with Checks and Balances!!! C and B is checking the three Branches (Legislative, Executive, Judicial) of Government! Ex. Veto, judicial review, impeachment. National Gov, checks itself — has nothing to do with states in terms of the Regents Exam. See Chart Below.
  5. If you see:George Washington …

Answer: is most likely “neutrality/isolationism/noninvolvement”

  1. Why did we have a weak Articles of Confederation?

Answer: fear of a strong government, or power to the states was preferred.

  1. If you see: Domino Theory (for Asia), Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan, Korean War, NATO …

Answer: CONTAINMENT DURING COLD WAR!

  1. WWII= Know the Lend-Lease Act, plus Cash and Carry. Answer should be: a move away from isolationism — becoming less neutral. Pearl Harbor and D-Day occasionally come up. D-Day will usually have an answer about opening up a new front in Europe during the war.
  2. If you see: Why didn’t we ratify the Treaty of Versailles? = Neutrality. We did not want to join the international League of Nations!
  3. If you see: Unwritten Constitution = These are things that we do which aren’t printed in the Constitution such as political parties, cabinet, judicial review, and nominating conventions.
  4. We got involved in WWIbecause of “the Boat, and the Note.” (Lusitania, and Zimmerman Telegram). 
  5. Trust or Monopoly… makes the rich get richer. The Sherman Anti-Trust Act tried to bust them! If you see Unions (or AFL, Sherman Anti-Trust, or Arbitration) … Answer is something like “to help the small guy and consumer out.”
  6. To repeal an amendment … must ratify (approve) another amendment (like the 18th and 21st for prohibition.) Speaking of ratifying … think Federalist Paperswere for ratification of the Constitution.
  7. Manifest Destiny = led to the question —should these states be slave or free??? Manifest Destiny also settles the Frontier… If you seeTranscontinental Railroad, the answer is usually about increased trade, and settlement.

16a. Also, know Presidential (lenient) vs. Radical (harsh on South/for Black rights) Reconstruction.

  1. If you see: John Hay — think “Hay look … it’s China!” The answer is always about trade in Asia for Open Door Policy. Just open the door and say “Haaaay!”

Note: Questions 1-3 usually have something to do with geography. Most notably: Mississippi River led to trade and navigation, New England had trade, the South was agricultural, and the Great Plains were flat. New Orleans was a port for trade.

  1. If you see: How did the US respond to massive immigration? The QUOTA SYSTEM is usually the answer. Specifically, know the National-Origins Act.
  2. Did you know that the Supreme Court did not support FDR? That’s usually a cartoon question. He tried to pack the court with allies. But he never did it in the end.
  3. If you see: Jacob Riis, Upton Sinclair, Ida Tarbell = They are writers known as Muckrakers…the answer should be about cleaning up and regulating big business to protect the people.
  4. If you see: The Great Society…The answer should be about the government helping the poor. Similarly, The New Deal of FDR looked to create jobs (public works) and help people socially and economically.
  5. Ronald Reagan cut taxes for the rich with “Reaganomics.”
  6. Lobbying is when special interest groups try to get Congress to vote a certain way. They hang out in the lobbyand try to convince them.
  7. If you see: Initiative, Referendum, or Recall…The answer will be about expanding democracy during the Progressive Era.
  8. If you see: The Great Compromise or 3/5 Compromise …the answer should be about representation, or the population determining representation in the House.
  9. If you see: Cesar Chavez…Think “Caesar Salad” — he fought for the rights of farmers. Another name to know is Rachel Carson. Her book Silent Springhelped start the environmental movement. Spring=Nature.
  10. If you see: Seneca Falls = It’s a women’s conference. Women love to go to the Falls, it’s romantic.
  11. Langston Hughes starts with an H. So does Harlem Renaissance. If there’s an African American culture movement question, Hughes can be the answer.
  12. If you see: Miranda v. Arizona, Gideon v. Wainwright – These cases expanded the rights to the accused!
  13. Not in your textbook if it’s old. After 9/11, the US created theDepartment of Homeland Security to protect American citizens. Also, know the Patriot Act.

 

Old US History Regents Exams

Posted in Test Things on May 23, 2018 by mrkufs

https://www.syvum.com/exam/regents/us_history_govt/

Practice APUSH tests

Posted in Test Things on May 9, 2018 by mrkufs

http://www.highschooltestprep.com/ap/us-history/

APUSH Calculator

Posted in Test Things on May 7, 2018 by mrkufs

https://www.albert.io/blog/ap-us-history-score-calculator/

 

Gilder Lehrman Review Videos for All 9 Periods

Posted in Test Things, Uncategorized on April 30, 2018 by mrkufs

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

April Break Updates

Posted in Test Things on April 23, 2018 by mrkufs

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Grades are done for the Short Answer Quarterly Exams.  They are in the portal.  Four students must complete it when we get back ASAP.  The DBQ’s are graded as well.  MANY are missing.  I need them emailed to me at jkufs@jecsd.org or handed in the days we get back.

You should be:

  • Completing your 13 of 18 Questions due Monday for a TEST grade.
  • Reading 30/31 Amsco and taking a picture of you and your AMSCO with @kufs #APUSH on Instagram or #KUFS #APUSH anywhere.
  • Watching the Watergate Documentary scrolling down on this website.

Billy is helping me with the slip quizzes. They will end up test grades.  Tedious process for sure!

Enjoy your break and talk to you soon!

Mr. Kufs

 

 

 

 

41 Outlines for APUSH

Posted in Test Things on April 3, 2018 by mrkufs

Here are the links for 41 great chronological outlines for APUSH

https://www.apnotes.net/ap-16e.html

New Rubrics for APUSH

Posted in Test Things on March 16, 2018 by mrkufs

In the fall of this past year, College Board tweaked the rubrics for the DBQ and Long Essay.  The new ones are in your benefit and look like they do NOT need the synthesis point directly.  Please look.

https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/pdf/rubrics-ap-histories.pdf?course=ap-united-states-history

 

APUSH Period 1-9 Gilder Lehrman

Posted in Test Things, Uncategorized on January 23, 2018 by mrkufs

Review Sheet for AP/SUNY US History Midterm Review Sheet 2017

Posted in Test Things on January 10, 2018 by mrkufs

THE APUSH/SUNY MIDTERM will be Thursday, January 25th at 8:00 AM in the LGI for the 50 M/C questions, 1 Short Answer and 1 Long ESSAY.  Any conflicts must be communicated to me.  

*For each person, event, term, etc. you MUST understand the CONCEPT.

  • What was the Columbian Exchange and details about the 1500’s in America?
  • Explain details about the American Indians in different regions in the 1600’s
    • Did they work as laborers? Diseases?
  • Compare and contrast the similarities and differences in the Chesapeake Bay and Massachusetts colonial regions
  • Discuss slavery, the middle passage and triangular trade
  • What was the Great Awakening of 1730’s and 1740’s and what did it MEAN?
    • George Whitefield and Jonathan Edwards
    • Individualism and free thought, self-government
  • Bacon’s Rebellion/Shays’ Rebellion/Whiskey Rebellion
  • Details about the 13 Colonies
  • Navigation Acts and Salutary Neglect
  • French and Indian War causes, snake, effects
  • (*) STEPS to REVOLUTION
  • Enlightenment, Thomas Paine and Common Sense, Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence
  • Articles of Confederation-WEAK. Why? Positives?
  • Constitutional Convention of 1787
    • Compromises; Federalism; Separation of Church/State; checks and balances w/ 3 branches
  • Hamilton vs Jefferson (Elitism vs Agrarian) and the first political parties
  • Washington’s traditions
  • (*) SECTIONALISM North vs. South vs. West and key ideas, people, American System, etc. Roots of divisiveness?
  • Reform movement of 1820’s-1840’s
    • Abolition (Garrison, Stowe, Douglass, Tubman), rights of women (similar to abolition?), temperance
    • Second Great Awakening- where, who, why?
    • Transcendentalism, Utopias, etc.
  • Age of Jackson in Democracy increase
  • Age of Jackson with his enemies- Biddle and the Bank, Cherokees, South Carolina, Maysville Road and Clay, misuse of power, vetoes, Worcester vs. Georgia
  • Manifest Destiny with Texas, Mexican War, etc.
  • (*) STEPS to CIVIL WAR
    • Missouri Compromise, Wilmot Proviso, Comp. of 1850, etc.
  • Immigration of the 1800-1860’s
  • Tariffs purpose and who was helped/hurt
  • Lincoln Unconstitutional actions during the Civil War
  • Civil War detail
  • 3 Reconstruction Plans
  • (*) RECONSTRUCTION ERA
  • 13/14/15th Amendments
  • Radical Republicans
  • How did it end and WHY? Did the North stop caring as much? Why? Racism?

(*) NOTE-If you see the asterisk it means that you will need tremendous detail on these areas.

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!

APUSH Homework Over Spring Break

Posted in 1970's, Test Things on April 6, 2017 by mrkufs

Due date for ALL is on Monday, April 24th.

  1. Complete all of the boxes on the Period 8 Outline.
  2. Complete the DBQ on Progressivism on AMSCO page 724-727.  This should include an introduction with a clear thesis statement that addresses the prompts and the use of AT LEAST six of the seven documents.
  3. Read, annotate, and complete the notes for ALL of AMSCO Chapter 29.
  4. Begin the long-term essay guess sheet that is DUE on May 4th.

 

Homework Over February Break

Posted in Test Things on February 14, 2017 by mrkufs

18 Questions from Chapters 15-19- DUE on MONDAY, FEB. 27th (note these will vary in length but should be NO longer than a paragraph)…this will be a quiz grade and not a regular homework grade.

Review the Progressive Era in its entirety.  This means be ready for Monday wrapping it up.

Work ahead-World War I Essential Questions.  This requires reading MOST of Chapter 22.  The due date is on TUESDAY, Feb. 28th.  Here are the questions:

World War I Essential Questions

1. Explain in detail the sequence of events that led the world to war in 1914.

2. Explain the 4 underlying causes of the war.

3. Detail American neutrality in the early part of the war.

4. Detail submarine warfare and the Lusitania.

5. Describe the US relationship w/ Britain and France.

6. What was Public Opinion of the war from most Americans?

7. Define preparedness

8. What was Wilson’s 1916 reelection campaign promise?

9. Detail the steps for the US decision for entering the war.

Test Correction Policy for MIDTERM Exam-DUE: Thursday, Feb. 16

Posted in Test Things on February 7, 2017 by mrkufs

APUSH/SUNY 105-106

Multiple Choice Corrections 

APUSH/SUNY 105-106 students have the opportunity to earn an HALF POINTS back for multiple choice corrections that they get wrong on a test.  In order to gain credit the following steps MUST be met:

  1. Turn in corrections with the original sheet
  2. Missed questions must have the correct answer.
  3. Explain WHY you put the answer that you did and why you know that the new answer is correct. These explanations are meant to be prose, not poetry.  The explanation is meant to make you reflect on your thought process.
  4. Where you specifically found the correct answer-meaning the page in Amsco specifically.
  5. Turn in the corrections by the deadline set by Mr. Kufs

INCORRECT SAMPLE:

#6.  D I guessed wrong.  I found the answer in my book.

CORRECT SAMPLE:

#6.  New Answer:  D- I got #6 wrong because I thought that the Puritans came to the New World to get rich.  In reality, they came for religious freedom.  The answer was found on page 25 of Amsco. (or from the website link or whatever)

Tentative Schedule Until Christmas

Posted in Test Things on November 1, 2016 by mrkufs

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