Starting in Summer 2016 we began using Google Classroom for AP US History and Early American History, Honors and CP2.  All students for 2019-20 will be invited to join their respective Google Classrooms by the start of the school year.  Through Google Classroom students are able to complete and turn in assignments as well as access course materials and communicate with Ms. Twomey and classmates. Assignments posted to the Classroom are automatically synced to students' Google Calendars based on the due date.

NOTE:  Parents and guardians can access Google Classroom summary information such as homework assignments and due dates; just send an email to Ms. Twomey specifying the parent/guardian name, the student's name,  and the parent/guardian's email address.  Ms. Twomey will then send an email invitation to you.


Early American History, Honors

Note:  all students can access the study guide below using their AHS email account.

Summer Reading Assignment and Expectations 2019:  

All students of Early American History, Honors in 2019-20 will be required to read Love and Hate in Jamestown by David A. Price. Students should take thorough notes based on the study guide provided by Ms. Twomey (see below for uploaded study guide - you must have an Ashland Public Schools email account to open this Google document.)   Students will take an open-notes test on the book on the SECOND day of class, and will be allowed to use handwritten notes and a completed study guide while taking the test.  No typed or photocopied notes will be allowed, or the sharing of notes and guides among students. While students are strongly encouraged to complete and use the study guide, it will not count for extra credit.

2019 Summer Reading Study Guide.doc

AP US History 

Summer Reading Assignment and Expectations 2019 (once invited, see our AP US History Google Classroom for all documents related to summer work).  
All students of AP US History 2019-20 will be required to compete the following summer work:  

1.  Read and outline chapters 1 (Colliding Worlds), 2 (American Experiments),  and 3 (The British Atlantic World) of our course textbook, America's History (Henretta, 9th Edition.)  This is a new textbook for our course and is fully aligned with the College Board curriculum and exam.
2.  Read other secondary historian interpretations and primary source documents Pre-Columbian America (Packet "A"), The Columbian Exchange ("B"), and America's Early History ("C").  See Ms. Twomey for packet.

3.  Write a Long Essay (3-4 pages) to be turned in on the first day of school (handwritten, not typed).  
Students should take detailed notes on textbook chapter readings, and more general notes of key concepts and important supporting details of the readings.  There will be an open-notes assessment for all readings on the FIRST day of school (only handwritten notes will be allowed).  Email Ms. Twomey with any questions.                            

Grades:  grades are frequently updated on iPass and may be accessed through iParent and iStudent.
Socrativ Quizzes:  our Room Number is P3NBWKT8   
Names of quizzes for AP US History start with APUSH.
Names for quizzes for Early American History start with EAH.  

Instagram:  history is around every corner!  Follow me on Instagram at ms.twomey for history photos and facts (sometimes obscure) from my travels near and far (mostly near).  Just so you know, I do not follow students but feel free to email me history-related photos from your travels. 
Whether traveling the countryside or surfing the internet, check out the
"Top 10 Historic Places from the American Revolution" by Oxford Academic (Oxford University Press) at  http://ow.ly/yQ8Yu  The list is chronological and includes explanations on the significance of each site.

In compliance with the AHS history department policy, no typed notes are allowed for homework assignments and open-notes assessments.  Under special circumstances and if accommodations are warranted students be allowed to use typed notes with prior approval from Ms. Twomey.   Contact Ms. Twomey if you have questions regarding this policy.
 Ms. Janet Twomey

Teacher, History and Social Studies

2022 Class Advisor

Ashland High School

65 East Union Street
Ashland, MA 01721
(508) 881-0177 
IGNORE Subpages below, which are archived, obsolete course material.  All course materials for 2016-17 classes are now posted to Google Classrooms.