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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





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.

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 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.

Leave It To Beaver Grilling Scene

Posted in 1950's, Uncategorized on April 2, 2019 by mrkufs

I Love Lucy Chocolate Scene

Posted in 1950's, Uncategorized on April 2, 2019 by mrkufs

How Did WW2 End?

Posted in Uncategorized on March 27, 2019 by mrkufs

3 brief minutes documenting how World War II ended.

John Green Great Depression

Posted in 1920's, Great Depression, Uncategorized on March 11, 2019 by mrkufs

Homework for February Break 2019

Posted in Homework, Imperialism, Uncategorized on February 13, 2019 by mrkufs
  1. Complete these by Monday, Feb. 25 to be collected. The Essential Questions from Amsco Chapters 15-19 (the questions are NOT in order)

Directions:  On separate sheets of paper, answer each question:

  1. Describe the political corruptions of the Grant administration and the various efforts to clean up politics in the Gilded Age.
  2. Describe the economic slump of the 1870’s and the growing conflict between “hard” and “soft” money advocates.
  3. Analyze the Hayes-Tilden election of 1876 and indicate how it avoided major conflict.
  4. Explain the importance of the Spoils System in Gilded Age politics and how Garfield’s assassination led to the beginning of the Civil Service Act.
  5. Explain how railroads became the basis for post-Civil War industrial transformation.
  6. Discuss how the abuses of the railroads led to railroad industry regulation by the government.
  7. Describe the development of giant trusts and explain how they came to dominate the economy.
  8. Explain why the South was generally excluded from the industrial development and eventually had to rely on the North for economic stability.
  9. Describe early labor’s effort to organize through unions.
  10. Describe the “new immigration” and how it affected American cities and the workplace.
  11. Explain why “new immigration” aroused so much opposition from nativists.
  12. Describe the final settlement of the west.
  13. Discuss the conquest of the Plains Indians in the late 1800’s.
  14. Explain how western farmers fell into economic turmoil and their response to the problem.
  15. Describe the Republican Party’s high tariff and high spending policies of the early 1890’s.
  16. Explain how farmer and labor discontent with the Republican’s high tariff and high spending polices led to Cleveland’s victory and the rise of the Populists.
  17. Indicate how Cleveland’s tight money policy during the depression of the 1893 led to debtor discontent, labor unrest, and Democratic division.
  18. Explain the issue of silver vs. gold and the election of 1896.

2. Watch the Foreign Policy video I made and annotate and read Chapter 20.


Progressive Video

Posted in Progressive Era, Uncategorized on February 5, 2019 by mrkufs

Take notes on the following categories while watching this video:

“The Unfinished Nation” The Progressive Era


Place a few notes from the documentary about each of these areas:


Documents the progressive era, a period of major reform efforts reacting to the changes brought on by industrialization and urbanization of the Industrial Revolution.


women’s suffrage-



labor reform –






monopoly reform-



African Americans-






women’s social status-


“The New Colossus” by Emma Lazurus

Posted in Immigration, Uncategorized on January 28, 2019 by mrkufs

This poem articulates what the American Dream of opportunity and a better life is about. It is inscribed on the Statue of Liberty awaiting immigrants at Ellis Island in the “New” era of immigration.

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,

With conquering limbs astride from land to land;

Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand

A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame

Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name

Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand

Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command

The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.

“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she

With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,

Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Industry Video

Posted in Industrial Revolution, Uncategorized on January 14, 2019 by mrkufs

Plessy vs Ferguson in 3 Minutes for APUSH/SUNY Students

Posted in African-Americans, Uncategorized on January 8, 2019 by mrkufs

I made a three minute video below on the landmark Supreme Court case in 1896 of Plessy vs Ferguson. It talks about the decision to uphold separate but equal. This led to another 58 years (until Brown vs Board of Education in 1954) of legal Jim Crow laws of segregation.

The West by Ken Burns

Posted in Last West, Uncategorized on January 8, 2019 by mrkufs

DBQ essay DUE on January 2nd, Wednesday

Posted in Civil War, DBQ, Uncategorized on December 16, 2018 by mrkufs

Look on PAGE 315 of your AMSCO book.  There will you find a DBQ on the steps to the Civil War.  There are 7 documents and you are expected to use and label each of them in their usage like (Doc 1) this.  The essay should have a clear thesis statement in the introduction paragraph and should read like this:

Perhaps this type of thesis statement works the best: “Civil War was inevitable because of extremism on both sides, inept government from compromises that didn’t solve the issue to useless Presidents of the 1850’s, and mistakes made in the 1780’s in the Constitution.


I will be available to help with this Eagle Mod December 17th and 18th!





Video on Compromise of 1850 to the tune of “Shake It Off”

Posted in 1850's, Uncategorized on December 5, 2018 by mrkufs

Population Density Map 1860

Posted in 1850's, Uncategorized on December 5, 2018 by mrkufs

Railroads by 1860

Posted in 1850's, Uncategorized on December 5, 2018 by mrkufs