ANTI-AMERICAN AP U. S. HISTORY COURSE & LINKS TO APUSH DOCUMENTS
PODCAST – 8.6.14 – Alice Linahan of Women on the Wall – Community Conversations – Alice and various callers discuss the new anti-American Advanced Placement U. S. History course and other issues.
LINK TO PODCAST: https://soundcloud.com/alice-linahan/women-on-the-wall-conference-call-862014
GONE FROM THE NEW 2014 AP U. S. HISTORY COURSE
George Washington (reduced to a 1 sentence fragment about Farewell Address)
The study of the Declaration of Independence (reduces to one phrase in one sentence) – ignores sacrifices signers made who pledged their lives, fortunes, and sacred honor to the cause of freedom
Efforts of U. S. to defeat fascism
Jefferson’s First Inaugural Address
Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Lost Generation authors (Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Lewis)
John Winthrop’s City on a Hill
The Cold War
American Revolution events such as Bunker Hill, Yorktown
WW II major battles such as D-Day, Battle of the Bulge, the Tuskegee Airmen
America’s Lend Lease Program (provided over $50 billion in military equipment to help our allies defeat Hitler
Boston Tea Party
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The goodness and greatness of America
Merits of our 1776 heroes
U. S. founding principles that inspired the movement to abolish slavery
Manifest Destiny and its emphasis on spreading democracy and new technologies
NEW 2014 AP U. S. HISTORY COURSE EMPHASIZES:
“European exploitation led to native decline and black bondage”
White racial superiority
Internment of Japanese Americans
Dropping of atomic bombs
Race and segregation
Relentlessly negative view of American history
CAUSE FOR ALARM
The new 98-page APUSH Framework replaces the 5-page Topic Outline that had been used for decades.
Clearly stated in the new APUSH Framework is that all AP exam questions starting in May 2015 will come directly from the new APUSH Framework. This obviously means that APUSH teachers will be forced to teach the new Framework if their students are to perform well on the AP U. S. History exam that gives them college credit.
Marxist Howard Zinn’s People’s History of the U. S. is listed in each of the 4 syllabi from the new APUSH Framework.
FROM JANE ROBBINS OF THE AMERICAN PRINCIPLES PROJECT
Jane Robbins said recently that her “…biggest issue with the curriculum[NEW AP U. S. History – APUSH] is how it portrays Americans as a thoroughly pugnacious bunch…
It presents American history as one long story of groups in conflict…
It does not focus on individuals at all.
The idea [of the new APUSH] seems to be that the only force in history worth considering is the group identity — and all of these groups are in constant conflict…
There’s no understanding of what makes this country great.
…ongoing discussions are happening with educational officials in at least seven states to delay the curriculum [new APUSH] or block it altogether.”
(8.7.14 – “New AP U. S. History: Greatest Americans missing from proposed curriculum” – by Rhett Miller — FoxNews.com — http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/08/07/historic-fail-greatest-americans-missing-from-proposed-curriculum/ )
Here is what USED to be in the 5-page APUSH – Course Description – Effective Fall 2010 — Please go to pp. 7 – 12 to see the Themes in AP U. S. History.
Here is the link to the new 98-page, anti-American, 2014 APUSH – Course and Exam Description Including Curriculum Framework – Effective Fall 2014: http://media.collegeboard.com/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap-course-exam-descriptions/ap-us-history-course-and-exam-description.pdf
Please view The Concept Outlineon pp. 28 – 37: http://media.collegeboard.com/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap-course-exam-descriptions/ap-us-history-course-and-exam-description.pdf
Here are the Related Articles in the 2014 APUSH Course Content:
- Race and Citizenship
- C. Vann Woodward’s The Strange Career of Jim Crow
- The Origins of American Slavery
- Why Tea? The Global Story of the American Revolution
- Crossing National Borders: Locating the United States in Migration History
- America, the Atlantic, and Global Consumer Demand, 1500-1800
- Teaching the Introductory Survey: Insights from the College Board’s AP Survey
- What Is Gender History?
- Cold War and Global Hegemony, 1945-1991
- Rethinking American History in a Global Context
- From Rosie the Riveter to the Global Assembly Line
- The Declaration of Independence in World Context
- OAH-AP Collaboration: America on the World Stage
- State of the Field in U.S. History: The Progressive Era
- State of the Field in U.S. History: Teaching the 1917-1945 Period
- A College Professor Reflects on the AP U.S. History Reading
- Madam C. J. Walker and the Rise of the African American Entrepreneur
- A Forum for Student Historians: Interview with Will Fitzhugh
- Women Scientists of the Manhattan Project
- North Korea and the Legacies of the Cold War
- The Iraq War and the Lessons of History
8.1.14 — “Chock-Full of Info – Saving America’s Youth” — by Donna Garner —
8.9.14 — “Child Abuse – Destroying Children’s Love for America” – Donna Garner —