Friday, September 20, 2013

Mulligan Exemplary Answers

Here are a few samples of excellent Mulligan Essays to help your understanding of how a good essay looks. Hope these examples help you on Wednesday's essay.
Overall Observations & Evidence list
Solid Thesis
Idiot Paragraph
Evidence Paragraph
Thesis & first paragraph
Complete Essay (8)

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Scalping Article & Questions

Read this article and answer the questions on the last page for Thursday, September 5.  Pay particular attention to the manner evidence is used by the author to convince the reader.  There is a great variety of  evidence as well as a significant quantity of it.  Scalping Article & Qs

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


This article by Charles C. Mann entitled 1491  was published in Atlantic Monthly about 12 years ago.  It gives a great overview to the vast and diverse pre-Columbian cultures that existed in America before the Virgin Soil Diseases wiped them out.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Review Powerpoints

Recent class activity has included generating ideas from themes that might be on the test.  Hopefully by looking at these documents you can generate some outside evidence on the theme.  Below are links to the powerpoints we have recently used:
Colonial Economy
Colonial Freedom- religion&politics
Economy 1800-1850
REform Movevment 1830-1850
Unions in Gilded Age
Farmers in the Gilded Age
US As a World Power 1898-1917
WWI Causes, home front, effects
Vietnam War and effects

Key Election Powerpoint

Here is the very thorough Election Review Powerpoint we have recently covered.  Especially helpful is the events in 1968 that rocked the USA and shifted attitudes.      Settem's Key Elections Powerpoint

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


Here are some phrases I read on FRQs and DBQs while grading for the College Board in 2009 and 2012 from AP essays.  This link will not help you study for the test.  It is only for those looking for humor.  Essay Bloopers

Monday, April 8, 2013

Visual Literacy Powerpoint

This powerpoint cycles through some of the leading political, economic, and cultural persons in US History.
Visual Literacy PowerPoint

Friday, March 29, 2013


Several students from last year found electronic flashcards from Study Blue helpful in studying for the test.  The advantages of Study Blue: it is a free app with pre-made flashcards.  Find the app on your phone's app store.......or check it out online at

Key Supreme Court Cases

This is the best chart of Supreme Court Cases I have found: the main cases clearly explained.  This is the work of Mr. Mitch White of the Weber School, private school in New York.

Helpful Website

This is a site that you might find helpful.   This guy is a legendary APUSH teacher. Lots of sample questions and review.  I strongly recommend review sheet #1 and  #3.