Greetings Spring 2019 Students!
My name is Doug Liscio and I will be teaching the AP - U.S. History course this spring 2019 semester. This is my first year at Harrison and my 12th year teaching in Cobb County (17th year teaching overall). I am looking forward to a very exciting spring semester and having an opportunity to serve the students who have enrolled in the AP - U.S. History course.
As students prepare for this first week of the spring semester, 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 U.S. History course assignments/assessments, the End of Course Exam, and APUSH Exam (scheduled in May of 2019). In addition, spring semester students 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 "Spring APUSH 2019 Folder" to find the sign-up PDF.
I wanted to note one major change for the spring 2019 class that is different from the Fall semester class is the purchase of a used (or new) version of the AP United States History review book that is published by AMSCO School Publications (see details below under "Course Textbook").
Textbooks, Supplement Texts, & Resources
Course Textbook (primary 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 2016 versionof the Amsco textbook for the Spring Semester class.
eBook - Course (supplemental 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 issued an access code to the online eBook as well as have access to the classroom text to complete assignments and supplement the other readings.
BFW Textbook Website (connect to eBook)-
APUSH Review Material (suggested reading to help with coursework and AP Exam review)-
Resnick, Eugene. Barron’s – AP United States History (4th Edition) New York: Barron’s Educational Series, Inc. (2018) – Use this site to order: https://www.amazon.com/Barrons-United-States-History-4th/dp/1438011083
Note: Students are encouraged to purchase a copy of this review book to prepare for the APUSH Exam.
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. Additional assessments from this site will be used as a supplement to an "outside reading" book.
College Board/AP Central Website (AP United States History Course Description Link)-
If you have any questions about the Spring Semester course, please feel free to email me at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.