This is a comprehensive workbook for Period 8 of AP US History. This APUSH workbook has one purpose- to make students successful and prepare them for the AP exam. Students learn to write DBQs effectively, master the SAQ, build historical thinking skills, clear up misconceptions, and learn where many students make mistakes. This 16-page workbook focuses on the most important terms and themes of period eight, so the complexity of the content becomes more clear and easier to retain.
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The workbook gives tips and actually teaches the historical thinking skills needed for APUSH- comparison, comparison, contextualization, chronological reasoning, cause and effect, and change and continuity over time. Students practice thesis writing with suggested sentence frames, mini-DBQs, SAQS (short answer questions), timelines, and get test-taking tips for the multiple-choice. It also allows students to reflect on what they learned and where they struggled, while also having some fun making memes for the most commonly misunderstood concepts.
I am a veteran APUSH teacher and I include all the tools for success that I have been able to teach my students in my 10 years of teaching APUSH into these booklets. I wholeheartedly stand by them and guarantee it helps build your students' confidence for the test, especially if they complete them for each period as the skills are scaffolded. You can purchase a highly discounted bundle for all the periods on my History for Humans store!
The workbook allows for creativity and artistic expression while being both rigorous and approachable. Best of all, these books work with any textbook and serve as excellent reviews for the AP exam in May.
Teachers can choose to hand them out at the beginning of units, as a review at the end, or even as the ultimate review work before the midterm or AP test in May. They can be completed in class or for homework saving teachers tons of time and prep, worksheets, and direct instruction on how to develop essential skills needed for the AP test. Need help with a review before the final exam? Hand out these two weeks before the test- it has everything you and they need!