My name is Tom Corby and I am in my fifteenth year teaching at New Egypt High School in New Jersey (near Great Adventure). I teach USI (multiple levels), USII, APUSH, United States Military History, and America and Our National Pastime. As for credentials, I have be awarded the school’s Teacher of the Year in 2007 and 2015, and my APUSH students recently achieved an 83% passing score on the AP exam while the national average stands at 50%.
A year ago I began the extremely time consuming effort to put EVERYTHING I do in my classes on to Google Drive and Google Classroom for organizational purposes, as well as easier access and communication with my students. In doing this I have created classes that I feel can save you 100’s of hours in preparation. Included in my USI Google Folder (Constitution to End of Civil War) that I am willing to share for the price listed are:
*17 Google Slides (powerpoint) covering each chapter with multiples in some. They total 292 pages and have direct hyperlinks to articles, youtube clips, assignments, activities, and many first hand accounts and primary sources.
*The beginning of each Google Slide Chapter has the assignments for that chapter listed for both college prep and honors levels
*A full test based on each chapter's main Google Slide is included, seven all together. Each test consists of multiple choice, matching, essay, and some have picture prompts and DBQs. ANSWER KEYS are provided.
*A mid chapter quiz is also included and varies with multiple choice, fill ins, essay and DBQS. ANSWER KEYS are provided.
*Each chapter has it’s own project (some multiple), from creating Constitutional Resumes, to a Union vs. Business Negotiation (on site) , to rewriting history through the Monroe Doctrine. Rubrics provided.
*A comprehensive final exam is included with multiple choice, matching, essay and frontier thesis writing. ANSWER KEY provided.
*Fun activities are also included like crossword reviews I created, random state and presidential trivia, as well as historical information and trivia for the holidays.
*Finally, I have created a research paper folder with how to write introduction and conclusion paragraphs, topics, mistakes to avoid, etc.
What you have in front of you is everything you will need to teach this era. I will copy this class and thus create your own class to "share" that I will not edit, but you can! Add to it, remove areas, links assignments you have, move slides from one chapter to another to fit your textbook. Also, as the year goes on, feel free to email me any questions you might have. You do not have to download anything, I will just share with the email you provide me. Anything more that I create I will share with you.
This Google Class took over 150 hours to create. I feel that the price I have listed is more than generous as I want to both profit from my hard work, yet make our stressful and time consuming job easier for both of us. Not only are you gaining a complete class, but I will continue to add to your folder for as long as I teach :) If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck this school year. Tom
PS- This is a Google file, thus you will need to email my the address you would like it linked to.