Classpages of Mr. Plencner A.P. U.S. History

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"Be not deceived! Revolutions do not go backward."

- Abraham Lincoln, 1856



Above is a photo I took of the Civil War battlefield of Antietam in Maryland. On this path, called Sunken Road, soldiers dug in for a three hour battle. 5000 men died in those short hours and the road was covered with bodies. A witness said it was transformed into "a river of blood." The road forward to freedom & equality that was dreamed of during the Revolution has never been an easy stroll.


What to worry about... Nothing! This page is meant to be a point of communication for the APUSH class. It is where you can find helpful links, study guides, and other information. Checking this page can be part of an assignment from time to time. The assignments and your grades can be found by using your Gradespeed account.

Class Information

syllabus & rules   2018 addendum  reading schedule nutshell CLAF form MYP rubric

Special Assignments

  Socratic Seminar ARN Template Geabou Template (printer friendly ARN template) 2017 Summer Assignment

Study Guides

Reading Schedule Archived Public Law 195 Wars that Made America Civil War Walkthru


  apush controversy 3 tenents virginia new france AmRev Conservative?  Representation cons essentials skeleton   pushing preparing for test (doc) Jax DBQ "Welter's Cult" Lincoln DIY DBQ Recon DBQ Shady Campaigns GM DBQ Friedan Wom DBQ I-state DBQ King Corn

Links & Practice

your apush link page test & dbq tips perfect qed skeleton g-thesis dbq peer checklist ap scoring best facial hair crash course brackets history degree veeptopus bancroft

IB-MYP Personal Project

THS Project Guide annotated bibliography slavery bibliography

Making History Project

see some past student-created webs directions interviews contacts (most handouts and info will eventually be available in your Google Drive)


How can I help you? Please let me know if this website can be better used to help you prepare for the A.P. test or class.


Keep in touch via my website or by e-mail.  Updated 3/1/18