Posted by Anonymous on Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 6:19pm.
Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. The following is what I can find. Ask your teacher if there is a Workbook or any Supplementary Material from the Publisher.
2. (outlines): http://www.course-notes.org/US_History/Outlines/The_American_Pageant_13th_Edition_Textbook
3. (a paperback book you might consider purchasing): http://www.lulu.com/content/310851
4. (you can navigate with the small menu upper-left and can also see the teacher's site): http://college.cengage.com/history/us/kennedy/am_pageant/13e/student_home.html
5. (Don't miss the American History modules; chapter 15): http://www.scribd.com/doc/456205/The-American-Pageant-Edition-13th-Chapter-15-The-Ferment-of-Reform-and-Culture
NOTE: Now I'll go through my AP History notes for you.
Thank you so much SraJMcGin. This has been very helpful,
P.S. AP History sites:
1. (study skills): http://www.iditarod.com/
2. (It is U.S. History and not World History? Here you can download the course description): http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/sub_ushist.html?ushist
NOTE: Your AP teacher can download practice exams, after signing into AP Central.
3. (here you can see how your State did): http://www.higheredinfo.org/dbrowser/index.php?measure=20
4. (there is so much here you can pick and choose what you'd like): http://www.teacheroz.com/college.htm
I really appreciate you helping me so much. Thank you SraJMcGin.
Anonymous -- are you sure you want to be in AP history? It's supposed to be a college-level class. If you can't comprehend the text, then perhaps you should drop this class and go into a regular history class.
The principal of my granddaughters' high school advised prospective AP students to NOT take AP history unless they really loved history and reading. My granddaughters took other AP classes -- but not AP history.
Another suggestion: Google the specific subjects that you don't understand.
Thank you very much everyone. I'm so glad to find this much help.
Ms. Sue- I understand what you're saying. One of my friends who was in this class the previous year persuaded me by telling me that I it will help me with HESPA and exams. I hope this is true. I have learned a lot, it's just that I wish to be on top and the book just doesn't do that. Thank you for your advice.
You're very welcome.
We here at Jiskha will be glad to help you understand specific concepts.
Thank you Ms. Sue. I hope I do well in this class. So far I've done pretty well. I'm glad I can rely on people at Jishka.
I congratulate you for your confidence that although you do not already understand the material in this course, you eventually will learn much more through the process of TRYING to learn and understand. You WILL learn more by trying to learn more, and that's what education is about.
DON'T get bound to the book that your teacher has chosen as your way to understand American history. Instead, read books that interest you and you will gather a body of knowledge that will help you to answer questions about American history in this course and in other courses.
Some text books simply are not written in a way that fits your learning style, or maybe you just don't like the colors in their pie charts, and so your mind refuse to participate.
Forget about trying to understand American history through this particular lens and instead read whatever books and articles interest you in American history.
I couldn't understand Spanish at all in high school. I couldn't understand the Spanish book. Later, I went to a book store and bought the Spanish books that I liked and could understand.
Eventually, I got a bachelor's degree in Spanish, magna cum laude, with an "A" average in Spanish and other courses. I've also translated Spanish for medical teams.
There was nothing wrong with my ability to learn Spanish. It's possible to simply not LIKE a particular textbook, just like you can not like a novel about the Civil War. That doesn't mean you'll never understand the Civil War. It just means you need to read a different novel about the Civil War that teaches you the same general knowledge that the first novel would have.
READ, READ, READ whatever you WANT to read about American history and you will pass AP History, even if you never learn to like this particular text book. And you will know more than your classmates who only read what's spoon fed to them.
If you're asked to read about the Civil War, read whatever books interest YOU about the Civil War. Skim the table of contents of your crappy AP text book in 15 minutes, just to find out what topics are discussed.
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