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Freestyle Rap Project Beat

Posted in Uncategorized on June 5, 2017 by mrkufs

Best 1970’s Music

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

Gilder Lehrman Review Videos for All 9 Periods

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

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.

1965-1970 Documentary

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

Post WWII Video

Posted in Cold War, Uncategorized on March 27, 2017 by mrkufs

6 Minute video of post-1945 America

Essay Due Monday, March 27

Posted in Great Depression, Uncategorized on March 23, 2017 by mrkufs

How “revolutionary” was the New Deal? Evaluate the significant changes that it brought and determine how different the nation became because of it.

Make sure to have a 4-8 sentence introduction paragraph AND a clear thesis statement.  Also supporting body paragraphs and a brief conclusion.


Facebook Live for Students Who Missed It.

Posted in Uncategorized on March 14, 2017 by mrkufs

Review of the 1920’s and beginning of the 1930’s and chapter 24. Read up to 507.

Wilson’s 14 Points

Posted in Uncategorized on March 2, 2017 by mrkufs

Progressive Video

Posted in Progressive Era, Uncategorized on February 12, 2017 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-

Homework for the Week Feb. 6-10

Posted in Homework, Uncategorized on February 8, 2017 by mrkufs

In light of so MANY absent this week here is what you need to do:

Read, annotate, and take notes up to Amsco 417 (up to Teddy Roosevelt) for THURSDAY.

Thursday, during class, work as far as we can get on the notes about Teddy Roosevelt.  For FRIDAY, read, annotate, and take notes up to page 422.

We will go over the entire chapter on Friday into Monday.

Part of William Jennings Bryan “Cross of Gold” Speech in 1896

Posted in Gilded Age, Uncategorized on February 1, 2017 by mrkufs

“The New Colossus” by Emma Lazurus

Posted in Immigration, Uncategorized on January 29, 2017 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!”

Plessy vs Ferguson in 3 Minutes for APUSH/SUNY Students

Posted in African-Americans, Uncategorized on January 10, 2017 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 9, 2017 by mrkufs

John Green Explains Reconstruction

Posted in Reconstruction, Uncategorized on January 3, 2017 by mrkufs

Homework for Break

Posted in Uncategorized on December 21, 2016 by mrkufs

Homework for BREAK:

  1. Do the short answer on 288-290, in detail.  This will be collected on Tuesday, January 3rd.
  2. Read, annotate, highlight, ALL of Chapter 15 on the Reconstruction. 
  3. January will include a TEST on Chapters 11-15 AND a Midterm on Chapters 1-15.  I would study 11-15 over break in preparation for this.

Work for the Week Before Break

Posted in Civil War, Uncategorized on December 21, 2016 by mrkufs

AP/SUNY Civil War short answer questions for a quiz grade

Directions- Complete the following questions using AMSCO

I:  Explain the events of Gettysburg/Vicksburg/Sherman’s March and how they led to the end of the Civil War:

II:  Election of 1864- explain it in detail.

III. How did the Civil War end?  (Grant outlasted Lee but explain and summarize)

IV: What were the effects of the Civil War on civilian life-summarize?  Talk in detail about details of civilian life, political change, the draft, and the political dominance of the north. (279-280)

V:  In detail, explain what the economic change was following the war in regards to financing the war and the modernization of the northern economy.

VI: Economic Change During the Civil War (pg 281 AMSCO)- Explain 4 major ones.

VII: Discuss women at work during the war and the end of slavery.


Another Snow Day

Posted in Uncategorized on December 15, 2016 by mrkufs

Well you’ve got another snow day. It’s bittersweet for me. I get time with my babies and look forward to our finding out the new baby gender at an appointment later. BUT I stress about keeping APUSH on track. So please do the following:

1) Speeches will be finished tomorrow and ALL journals completed.

2) Permission slips also for Tuesday’s trip.

3) Watch the 30:00 to end of the Civil War Ken Burns Volume 1 and take notes.

4) Mod 5 and 8 complete the sheet from reading the first six pages of Chapter 14. Mod 1, write down Fort Sumter detail, border states explanation, Lincoln’s acts that went against the Constitution, and wartime advantages and disadvantages for the North and for the South.

This should keep everyone busy. See you tomorrow. Message me with any questions.




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

Posted in 1850's, Uncategorized on December 5, 2016 by mrkufs