General Study Links for Your APUSH Enjoyment
See dropdown menu above for specific Unit Exam study pages, arranged by each APUSH Time Period. These resources are general to the course as a whole and have information that can apply at various points during our study.
US Quiz Main Page:
The US Quiz Main Page, created by Ms. Susan Pojer (the History Heart Lady) of New York State, is an excellent site for you to practice your knowledge of content while using sample test questions. These questions are not in the same format as your test or of the AP Exam, but they do help you to make sure you review content.Get one wrong? No problem. Make sure that you log the topic to know that you need to look at that subject again.
Albert is a website that has many, many AP Exam review questions that are available for free. However, the free review questions do not come with any indication about why an answer may be right or wrong. They offer a paid version that gives the correct answer and provides a brief explanation as a form of review. However, the value comes from knowing what test questions will look like and in reviewing test content in a way similar to what is expected of you in the actual test.
Gilder Lehrman Institute of United States History--APUSH Review:
This site provides review content based upon each of the nine periods arranged in the AP U.S. History curriculum. For unit tests, the videos might be great ways to quickly review content.
APUSH Review Videos--Period Reviews in 10 Minutes
This teacher-created site has videos on each of the nine periods arranged in the AP U.S. History curriculum. Like the link above, these videos may be great forms of content review before a unit test.
Textbook Resources Online
Information from the publisher of our textbook, The American Pageant, by Kennedy, Cohen, and Bailey. Look to the upper left-hand corner of the screen where you can choose the chapter and see all sorts of resources. Click on "Improve Your Grade" and "ACE the Test" links on the left-hand menu for each individual chapter. It's very good to use these resources when studying for Weekly Quizzes and for Unit Exams.
Textbook Chapter Outlines
This site has outlines for each chapter of our textbook. However, the use of these outlines comes with a warning: don't try to rely on these as a substitute for actually reading the book. They're helpful tools for reviewing and studying, but they don't provide enough information to assist you with doing well on quizzes, tests, or terms assignments.
Lecture Point History Lectures
These online lectures are offered by the publisher of our website. They're a great way to review for tests or to check-up on content you may have missed due to an absence.
One of the best things to do when studying for the mid-term exam is to review without stressing yourself out. My solution: watch videos. These videos will help to jog your memory and to refamiliarize yourself with the information you learned at the beginning of the term. Perhaps you look at your study guide and do a run-through of vocabulary terms to help remind you of "things." What I don't suggest you do is to try and cram-read everything in sight. Watch these videos to help review content and make sure it's fresh in your mind:
Gilder Lehrman Institute; APUSH Period One (1491-1607) Review
Adam Norris has a 40 min review; long, but good!
Gilder Lehrman Institute: APUSH Period Two (1607-1754) Review
And Dorky History Teacher has a Mid-Term Review
Gilder Lehrman Institute: APUSH Period Three (1754-1800) Review
Gilder Lehrman Institute: APUSH Period Four (1800-1848) Review
Gilder Lehrman Institute: APUSH Period Five (1844-1877) Review