Greetings Fall 2021 Students!
My name is Doug Liscio and I will be teaching the AP - United States History course this fall of 2021. This is my fourth 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 semester and having an opportunity to serve Harrison students who have enrolled in the AP - U.S. History course!
Students in the Fall 2021 class should sign up to receive Remind Messaging (see the "Class Resources" 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 "Class Resources" to locate the "Remind" sign-up PDF).
As students prepare for the fall semester, they should go ahead and begin looking at the following websites to get familiar with the various resources that will be used throughout the semester (see below). These websites will be used in preparation for the AP United States History course assessments throughout the semester and AP - United States History Exam (scheduled for Monday, May 9, 2022).
The "Pre-Course Reading" for students will be Presidential Courage by Michael Beschloss (see book details below). Students complete assessments from the Presidential Courage 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
Newman, John J., and John M. Schmalbach. United States History: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination. AMSCO School Publications, INC., 2016-2022.
Note: Students must purchase a used or new copy of the 2015-2022 versions of the Amsco textbook for the Fall and the Spring Semester class.
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 2021 Fall Semester course, please feel free to email me at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.