Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Professor creates a lax environment with assignments and group activities that are both involved and help the learning experience; she uses the full value of the book she prefers used for the lecture that is handpicked by her and includes relevant dates to further help the student learn about terms and the importance of events in history.
The highlight would have to be the Mock Congress project where our teacher planned five groups with Senate and the House divided up to Republicans and Democrats, with the last group being the Lobbyists. She helped the class pick a valid topic that could be passed as a law or prevented a law and let the class prepare, take positions as actual Congressmen and debate to see if the class could pass a law in order to better understand the procedures that needed to be taken in order to make a bill into a law.
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Advice for students:
You would definitely have to read the book and pay attention to the teacher during class, notes are actually entirely optional when she gives such an in-depth involvement in class participation that learning the material becomes easy. Get involved in the activities because it's worth the effort, and you will learn a lot about making a law, the many jobs of a president, and the importance of voting.