First Day of School

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

A.P. US History Summer Assignment 2021

 Summer Assignment 2021

Summer Assignment 2021 - Incoming Freshmen

Below is your summer assignment for Advanced Placement U.S. History.  Click on the link to view the instructions.   If you have any questions about the history portion of the summer assignment, please feel free to email Mr. Nelson at

Steps to complete the summer assignment.  The links are underneath each step.

1.  Download Summer Assignment instructions.
Summer Assignment Instructions

2.   Download Outline.
Summer Assignment Outline

3.  Watch and take notes over Video
Summer Assignment Video

***There are bound to be errors, technical difficulties, and misunderstandings with anything.  Please keep in mind that anything and everything can be resolved when we communicate.  If you don't understand something, ask; if there are technical problems with the links, let me know; if there is an error in the assignment, send me an email.  The teachers of Signature school are here to help, not to hinder.  Take charge of your education, work with us, and we will have a wonderful year.  Good Luck***

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Classwork for Friday and Monday


We will officially move over to Schoology for the rest of the year.  Please go to your account for Friday's and Monday's assignment.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Classwork for Wednesday/Thursday

A-Day class for Wednesday; B-Day class for Thursday

1.  Make sure you have your Unit 7 Graphic Organizer in hand before you begin class today.

2.  Below is the link to the class today.  As always, I will be able to see how long you watched the video.  Follow along the video by filling out the Unit 7 Graphic Organizer.   The video and graphic organizer are considered to be classwork and are due by 11:59pm on the day of your class.

Unit 7 Review, Part 1

3.  Homework:  The short answer is considered to be homework and this is due by the time your class begins on the following day.  I want you to use your notes and graphic organizer from the classwork.

Please remember, I expect three things in every short answer:
1.  A claim to defend.
2.  A specific facts to support the claim with its definition.
3.  Analysis - how does this fact support the claim.  Be detailed here - no generalities.

Homework: Short Answer Question

Sunday, March 29, 2020

APUSH for Monday and Tuesday

Follow the steps.

1.  View and record our schedule for this week.
Week Schedule

2.  Download or print out the Learning Objectives and Key Terms for the year.
Learning Objectives and Key Terms for Units 1-7

3.  Download or print out the Graphic Organizer for Unit 7
Graphic Organizer for Unit 7

4.  Take the quiz to confirm your attendance and participation.
Confirmation Quiz

Monday, March 16, 2020

Classwork for Monday

Good morning students,

Below is the link to video for class today.  You must complete the video this afternoon by 5pm.  Please remember that there is no skipping or speeding up the video allowed.  Additionally, you are not allowed to select the option of watching the video without a quiz.

A quick note on the video - the first few minutes of the video is background of the causes of the Cold War.  Most of this content is not on the outline and that is okay.  I still require that you pay attention to this section because I will ask a question in the video.  You will begin your notes starting with "II. Containment."  We've already discussed much of "I. Post War World" and will review that part when we return.

Please let me know if there are any problems.

Cold War Part I