Friday, December 4, 2009

Unit 9 and 10 Plan

Sectionalism 1820-1850 and the Age of Jackson


1) December 8: The Cultural Impact of Slavery

2) December 10: American Jihad: Abolition! And “Books Matter!” activity

Breakfast: Frederick Douglass (Thursday, December 10, at 6:00 AM at Mr. J’s.

3) December 14: (In Which We Become Hysterical About Mobocracy) & Bonapartism

4) December 16: Test on Sectionalism and Jackson (it is a biggie!)


Due December 8: Read Amsco 9 and answer the multiple choice questions.
Bailey 16 reading guide.

Due December 10: Wilson Sermon Primary Document Analysis (Prepare to be depressed)

Due December 14: Finish “Books Matter!” activity.
Read Amsco 10 and answer the multiple choice questions.

Due December 16: Complete the Bailey 13/15 reading guide.

AP Points

I need volunteers right now: musical children willing to perform John Brown’s body at the end of the second class period. See me at the end of this class period to volunteer (for Friday, make a box on the board and sign up). Find the lyrics of John Brown online and practice together. I will have you perform in the middle of the American Jihad lecture.

Read The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1 Point – copies available and it is online.)

Read Doris Kearns Godwin’s “Team of Rivals” for FOUR points. This is one of the best things you can do for future success on the AP exam. The book covers the whole divisive center of American history. You will have some extra time over break. Use it!

Get together with two or three friends and read “The Devil and Daniel Webster” together. When you finish, discuss how Stephen Vincent Benet’s views about Webster’s character are similar and different from the view you developed from Amsco and Bailey. Online text available at:

Create a poster showing the Irish “Diaspora” to America.

Find three cartoons supporting the American Party. Explain the symbolism and meaning of each cartoon (a couple of paragraphs for each cartoon).

Write an essay (750-1000 words) evaluating whether Nat Turner and Denmark Vesey should be celebrated as American heroes.

Go online and find five to seven examples of images of the Auntie/Mamie figure. Print them out and build a poster discussing the ripple effect of history and the creation of those images.

Answer one of Amsco’s chapter-ending essay questions for 9 or 10.

Create a poster showing the impact of slavery on denominational unity (Use Amsco p. 174 as a starting point and then do additional research).

Books: Two points each except for Team of Rivals (which is four):

Cannibals All! Or, Slaves without Masters (The John Harvard Library) by George Fitzhugh and C. Vann Woodward

The Impending Crisis of the South: How To Meet It. By Hinton Rowan Helper.

Uncle Tom's Cabin (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Harriet Beecher Stowe and Amanda Claybaugh

War and Emancipation: a Thanksgiving sermon, preached in the Plymouth Church, Brooklyn, N.Y., on Thursday, November 21, 1861 by Henry Ward Beecher (1 point)

Roll, Jordan, Roll: The World the Slaves Made by Eugene D. Genovese

The Confessions of Nat Turner by William Styron

The Fires of Jubilee: Nat Turner's Fierce Rebellion by Stephen B. Oates

American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House (New York Times Notable Books) by Jon Meacham

The Age of Jackson (Back Bay Books (Series)) by Arthur Meier Schlesinger Jr.

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