*For details regarding day-to-day lessons, see the "APUSH Lesson Plan" Folder above.
Greetings 2020-2021 Students!
My name is Doug Liscio and I will be teaching the AP - United States History course this next school year (2020-2021). This is my third year at Harrison High School and my 14th year teaching in Cobb County (19th year teaching overall). I am looking forward to a very exciting year and having an opportunity to serve the students who have enrolled in the AP - U.S. History course!
As students prepare for this next year, they should go ahead and begin looking at the following websites (see below) to get familiar with the various resources that will be used throughout the semester. These websites will be used in preparation for the AP United States History course assessments, the End-of-Course (EOC) Exam, and AP - United States History Exam (scheduled for Thursday, May 6, 2021). In addition, students in the Fall 2020 classes should sign up to receive Remind Messaging (see the "Course Information" Page on this Blog to get signed up; scroll over to the right side of the main page and then click "More" - scroll down to "Fall APUSH 2020 Folder" to find the sign-up PDF).
The "Summer Reading" for students completing the fall or spring class will be Presidential Courage by Michael Beschloss (see book details below). Students will be completing assessments from the book beginning about Week #3, but students should go ahead a acquire a copy (new or used). As you begin reading the book, each of the nine presidents have four chapters each. In order to better prepared for each the assessments, here is a list of questions to use as you complete each chapter:
Identify the following in preparing for the Presidential Courage assessments:
Textbooks, Supplement Texts, & Resources
APUSH Exam (textbook)-
Newman, John J., and John M. Schmalbach. United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination. AMSCO School Publications, INC., 2016.
Note: Students must purchase a used or new copy of the 2015-2020 versions of the Amsco textbook for the Fall and the Spring Semester class.
eBook - Course (textbook)-
Henretta, James A., et al. America’s History: For the AP Course. (9th Edition) New York: Bedford, Freeman, & Worth (2018).
Note: Students will be assigned class readings throughout the semester and complete both individual and group assignments. A copy of the book will remain in the class.
APUSH Review Material (suggested reading to help with coursework and AP Exam review)-
AP U.S. History: Prep Plus 2018—2019 (2018) by Kaplan Publishing.
Note: Students need to purchase a used copy of this review book to prepare for the APUSH Exam as well as complete classroom assignments.
USATestPrep Website preparation for the United States History End-of-Course (EOC) & APUSH Exams-
Note: Students will use this website to complete online assessments in preparation for the four assigned tests this semester, the US History EOC, and the APUSH Exam.
Secondary Source Website-
Note: Students will use this website to complete online assessments throughout the semester.
College Board/AP Central Website (AP United States History Course Description Link)-
Note: Copy and paste this link to access the College Board description of the APUSH course.
If you have any questions about the 2020-2021 Fall/Spring Semester course, please feel free to email me at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.