NOTE: Optional work is just that optional. All of the following must be 100% complete. If they are not they will not be scored, there is no such thing as partial credit on an optional opportunity. You are either 100% in or not at all. Please anything short of 100% is a waste of your time and mine.





1. Book Review

  1. ## One per semester,
    1. A list of acceptable publications will be provided, exceptions MUST be approved by the instructor in advance (below "Further Information")
    2. A mandatory book review format will be provided by the instructor,
    3. The Review will be submitted via Turn-it-In
      1. Class ID = 13160078 and the Password = Sacerdote
    4. Chapter summaries go in a composition book, and complete the following form:
  2. Note, if you are looking for the Colson Whitehead assignment, see number nine below.


2. Turn-it-in (10 point Items)


  • Go to turnitin.com

    • Submitted via Turn-it-In

      1. Class ID = 13160078 and the Password = Sacerdote

      2. Download the sheet, type in a MINIMUM of four sentences that COVER either the HOW or WHY Explicit Explanation to the question. Remember you must address the HOW or WHY with Supportive evidence.



  1. Columbus Extended Analysis due Sunday 8/21/16 by 8 PM

  2. There is no partial scoring, either you do 100% or do not hand it in.
  3. Please follow all directions, and remember that A paragraph for each answer means that you have to include a STATEMENT, Rationale, and a RELEVANT real world EXAMPLE. After the last question, please attempt to include a synthesis statement from another historical American event.


3. Presidential Notebook

  • 25% of the Presidents (in January of 2017 our 45th President will be inaugurated) are due by the end of the seventh week of each of the first three week periods. If you skip a time period one nine weeks, you must go back and complete it and hen you can move ahead with the next respective group of presidents. For example, if you skip the assignment for the first nine weeks and want to get points for the second nine weeks you must complete the first ten presidents as well as the second-nine week's president just to score the 75/75 for the second nine weeks (you do not get 75/75 for both groups because you skipped the assignment the first time around. The last 25% are due by the second school day after the actual APUSH test.
  • DIRECTIONS:
  • PLEASE NUMBER EACH SPECIFIC PART of EACH ENTRY in YOUR NOTEBOOK: ( For Example: 1) The Name and a Picture...").

  • You MUST satisfy EVERY part of the instructions, no matter how large or small you consider it/them to be. If you do not you will not get the 75 points. Please either do it correctly or not at all.

  • 100% adherence to directions is mandatory, there is no partial completion in any way for an optional assignment. ALL work is due in class during week eight of each nine-week period.





4. Time Period 2: Jamestown Reading and Questions (20 Points)

  • There is always a minimum of four sentences per question whereby the HOW or WHY is addressed in your response.

  • Post on Turn-it-in by September 7th, 2016 by 10 pm

  • 100% adherence to directions is mandatory, there is no partial completion in any way for an optional assignment. ALL work is due in class during week eight of each nine-week period



5. The Constitutional Rights Foundation: Abolitionism

  • Read pages 5-9:

  • Answer the questions on page nine (under 'Discussion and Writing') each question must be a minimum of one paragraph. Sorry about the last statement, but the more you put into each of these the more that you will take away. Information and understanding is the purpose-not extra opportunity points only.
  • Submit your answers on the class Turn-it-in site by Sunday November 13, 2016 by 11:59 pm.

  • This is worth 20/20 points.

  • Please follow all directions, and remember that a paragraph for each answer means that you have to include a STATEMENT, RATIONALE, and a RELEVANT real world EXAMPLE (SRE) After the last question, please attempt to include a synthesis statement from another historical American event.


6. The Constitutional Rights Foundation: African Americans and the 15th Amendment

  • Read this journal piece:
  • Answer the questions on the last page (under 'For Discussion and Writing') each question must be a minimum of one paragraph. Sorry about the last statement, but the more you put into each of these the more that you will take away. Information and understanding is the purpose-not extra opportunity points only.
    • Submit your answers on the class Turn-it-in site by Sunday November 13, 2016 by 11:59 pm.

    • This is worth 15/15 points.

    • Please follow all directions, and remember that a paragraph for each answer means that you have to include a STATEMENT, RATIONALE, and a RELEVANT real world EXAMPLE (SRE). After the last question, please attempt to include a synthesis statement from another historical American event.



7. Reconstructing Southern Society - (Reading and questions)

Twenty-point optional to be submitted via Turn-It-In (paragraph-graph form only - please remember our guidelines). Due date is November 27 @ 6 pm. Give yourself ample time to get this posted, you do not control when your internet carrier may decide to go 'down.' You are responsible for gathering the How To's for Turn-it-In- I have gone over this too many times.





8. Industrial Statesmen or Robber Barons (Article) 15 points, Turnitin, Minimum two paragraphs for each of the three questions, by Dec. 7, 9 pm.



9. Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad (Book) 100 points optional. Due by January 6, 2017 via the turnitin.com platform. To receive any points, students must answer all sixteen thought-provoking questions in the attached documents with a minimum of four sentences per question.


Primary Sources via APUSH TIME PERIODS

10. 2016 DBQ opportunity: Due 2/26 by 11:59 pm (Turnitin)