AP US History Reading

David Walker’s Appeal (excerpts)William Lloyd Garrison on Walker’s AppealUncle Tom’s Cabin (excerpt)

Frederick Douglass Fourth of July Speech


Physics / Nov. 20 – Nov. 24

Mon. Nov 20,


7-2 Projectile Motion

Khan Academy Lesson (Projectile Motion)


HW: PP #9-11, pg. 159  
Tues. Nov 21,


Work on the assigned project – Catapult No HW  
Wed. Nov 22,


Work on the assigned project – Catapult No HW  
Thurs. Nov 23,


Thanksgiving Holiday


Fri. Nov 24,


Thanksgiving Holiday



November 20th-23rd: World Literature / AP Literature and Compostition

World Literature

This week will continue to read Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. We will review the exam from last week. Students will be reading chapters 10 & 11 for homework this week. We will also be discussing major themes in the book and spend time analyzing the text.

Important Dates:

11/20 – Homework: Read Chapter 10

11/21 – Homework: Read Chapter 11


AP Literature and Composition 

This week we will continue with Unit 4 of the AP Curriculum: Introduction to Poetry. Last week we looked at poetry reading techniques and began reading poetry. This week we will continue to look at and dissect poetry from the Renaissance. On Wednesday, we will review presentation techniques.

Important Dates:

11/6 – Homework: Poem Analysis

AP CSP Week of Nov. 13-17, 2017


Mon. 11/20/17

Tues. 11/21/17

U3L3: Creativity in Algorithms Human Machine Language – Part 2: Min To Front – Activity Guide (PDF | DOCX)

You Should Learn to Program: Christian Genco at TEDxSMU – Video

Wed. 11/22/17 U3L4: Using Simple Commands Tutorial – Turtle Programming (In Code Studio) – Video (download)

Unit 3 on Code Studio

Thurs. 11/16/17

Fri. 11/17/17


AP United States History – Thanksgiving Week

After today’s exam (announced last week with study guide and supporting lesson plans posted to the blog), we will continue our journey through the curriculum with the major compromises that ended up failing when the United States (spoiler alert) plunged into Civil War.

We will be looking at both the Compromise of 1850 and the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854. Time permitting, we will finish the shortened week with an examination of John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry, Virginia.

Students will be given a break from work over the holiday, but enterprising students will want to use the time to fill in knowledge gaps by using the nearly forty lesson plans posted to the blog.

AP Literatura y cultura del 20 al 22 de noviembre

Lunes 20 terminaremos de comentar las preguntas del acto III.

TAREA: para el martes, el cuestionario.

martes 21 comentaremos las preguntas del cuestionario y seguidamente los exámenes de vocabulario y comprensión.

miércoles 22: Introducción al Romanticismo estaremos analizando los  poemas de José María Heredia y los recursos empleados por él (La silva).

Jueves y viernes feriado de “Acción de Gracias”

Thanksgiving- Header


Profa. Jazmín Avilez

AP US History Study Guide for Test on 20 November

Study Guide for Unit Assessment – Early 19th Century America

  • What were the Alien and Sedition Acts? Why were they implemented?
  • Explain the idea of nullification.
  • Explain the significance of the United States Supreme Court case of Marbury v Madison. If your focus is primarily on William Marbury, you are writing a wrong answer.
  • ESSAY-LENGTH RESPONSE – Explain how two “labor-saving” devices ended up leading to the expansion of slavery. Further, you should note how the desire for more agricultural land where slavery is allowed will put added pressure on the federal government when it comes time to admit new states to the union and how the issue of slavery will be dealt with when the time comes for new states to be added.
  • Explain what the Missouri Compromise was and why a compromise needed to be reached. It will help you very much if you understand why it’s not a coincidence that there was an even number of states both before AND after the compromise was reached. (Hint – the outcome of the Great Compromise of 1787 (aka the Connecticut Compromise) is also very relevant to your analysis).
  • Explain why many Americans at the time would have found the election of John Quincy Adams to be “unfair”. In what future election is this history going to be very similar?
  • Explain the nullification crisis (see lesson plan #36). You will want to mention the Tariff Acts of 1832 and 1833 and the Force Bill. In what ways does this crisis suggest that a Civil War might happen in the very near future?
  • How did the revolutions in industrialization and transportation (the expansion of the rail system, the construction of the Erie Canal) impact the United States? Think of urbanization and the growth of immigration as two major impacts. A discussion of the growth of nativism should be included as a reaction to the spike in immigration from less “desirable” places such as Ireland (at first).
  • What major 1849 event in California (Niners, dude) led to an increase in immigration from China? It’s nativism, west-coast style.
  • Why would factory owners and urban political party bosses be more in favor of immigration than your average American on the street?