Many Rivers to Cross - The Shaping of an African American Identity is a thematic
review of African American history and culture, from Slavery, Reconstruction, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Great Migrations through Segregation, the Civil Rights Movement. The APUSH review product contains:
#1 A cover page of "Tiles" designed to focus on the key individuals, groups and events associated with the theme. Teachers and students can use each tile page as a starting point for review sessions or as a summary discussion at the conclusion of their review.
#2 A contextualization activity to help students place key people and events into the proper time period.
#3 A review of key illustrative examples in American American History organized by the 9 AP United States History time periods. Each Time Period review is anchored in key titles and subtitles designed as brainstorming activities. [Download Preview File to see the breakdown].
#4 A cluster of multiple choice questions to help students review the theme.
This product is part of an APUSH Thematic Review series with the following titles:
Journey of Hope: Great Migrations and the Transformation of America
A review of various groups who moved to, from, and within the United States adapted to their new social and physical environments and transformed North America.
Blood and Thunder: An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States
A review of the collision course between Euro-Americans and the indigenous people of the continent, from the early interactions at English settlements on the Atlantic coast, through successive centuries of encroachment and outright warfare.
Many Rivers to Cross - The Shaping of an African American Identity
A review of African American history and culture, from Slavery, Reconstruction, the Harlem Renaissance, and the Great Migrations through Segregation, the Civil Rights Movement
Remember the Ladies: Travails and Triumphs of Gender Activism
Explain how activist groups and reform movements, such as antebellum reformers, civil rights activists, and social conservatives, have caused changes to state institutions and U .S. society
Revivals, Awakenings, and Reforms
A review of active agents for change in the United States through celebrated revivals, awakenings, and reform movements that were born in times of cultural stress and helped create and sustain a national identity in a changing world.
Life of the Party: The Origin and Transformation of American Political Parties
A review of the development of American political parties--from their origins in the 1790s through political cycles, key elections realignments that shaped our political system.
Party Crashers: The Impact of Independent Political Movements
Independent Political Movements have used third parties to advance some of the most important changes in the United States, notably the abolition of slavery, the extension of voting rights, and the advancement of civil rights.
Art of the Deal: Legislative Conflict and Compromise
A checklist of key stages of American history, with complicated political and economic compromises surrounded the question of race, each one managing it for a time but, despite the hopes of many, never settling it once and for all—not even by dint of a horrendously destructive civil war
Roll Call: Key Legislative Landmarks
Congress isn’t always mired in gridlock, squabbling, and scandal. Crises such as the looming Civil War, the Great Depression, and the civil rights movement have sparked “the people’s representatives” to pass some of the nation’s boldest legislation. Whether products of bipartisan cooperation or bitter struggle, these then acts of Congress have built America. -
Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States
A review of economic history, beginning with pre-colonial era, through the development of different economic and labor systems, advances in technology, and the role government policy have shaped American society
Judicial Advocates: Court Debates and Decisions that Shaped the Nation
A review of court debates over judicial power to controversial rulings in the past regarding slavery, racial segregation, and abortion, as well as more current cases about school prayer, the Bush/Gore election results, and "enemy combatants.
Hail to the Chief: Presidential Domestic Polices and Programs
A review of the policies and strategies of six key Presidents whose constitutional power to command the armed forces and lead the executive branch showcased their varying styles, personalities, and beliefs, shaping our developing nation.
War and Peace: Foreign Relations from 1776 to 2001
A review of key U.S. presidential doctrines that advanced American interest through such policy goals as isolation, interventionism containment, engagement, de-entanglement, and securing the regional concerns to address fundamental aspects of U.S. national security
Grand Expectations: Presidential Policy Since World War II [1945 to 2015]
A review of the complexities of America's evolving foreign policy agenda from the aftermath of World War II through the years of decolonization, Cold War maneuvering, and European unification in an increasingly multipolar and interconnected world..
The Write Stuff: Books that Shaped The American National Identity
A review of powerful and persuasive books, pamphlets and papers that literally change the very society they came from and profoundly impacted society.