AP US History Top Ten (10) Project


                            Top Ten Signs You Are Headed For Summer School

10. You failed the Pledge of Allegiance

9. You take notes with the eraser end of the pencil

8. You identify more than half of the state capitals as "Funkytown"

7. Principal's final words before summer break: "See you tomorrow"

6. For your civics class project, you brought in several photos of Honda Civics

5. Whenever you enter the room, your family stops talking about Disneyland

4. Your history report was on President Martin Sheen

3. In your physics final, you keep referring to "gravity" as "gravy"

2. Latest report card includes several G's

1. You threw a phone at the principal




            Ah, the Top Ten List.  Not only can it be funny, but it’s a great way to organize and prioritize events and ideas.  For your project you will


1)      be assigned a title from the list below


Most Important Acts/Laws of Congress                        Best Presidential Actions

Most Important Speeches                                             Most Important Treaties

Most Important Economic Events                                 Most Influential Women

Least Appreciated Figures                                            Most Overrated Figures

Most Important works of Art, Literature or Music         Most Important Military Leaders

Most Important Technological Innovations                    Worst Singular Events 

Most Important Reformers                                            Your Selection (cleared with Mr. O)


                        _________________________________ in U.S. History


2)      You must create a Top Ten List using PowerPoint in which

a.       you create a title slide

b.      you establish your criteria for “most, least, best, worst, etc… (2nd slide)

c.       each entry has a paragraph justifying its position on the list

d.      each entry has image

*these entries should be in descending order (like the example above)

*You may include an “honorable mention” category.