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    Nov 21, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I have always been interested in history, and last year I had an amazing teacher. Dr. Ridenour not only encouraged me in my learning, but he also challenged my way of thinking and help me to broaden my problem solving skills.

    Course highlights:

    Some of the highlights of this course were the antebellum dinner, watching Crash Course videos by John Green, and watching Frost V. Nixon. The antebellum dinner was to help us understand key historical figures and events during the Antebellum Period, which was the period of time before the Civil War. The Crash Course videos by John Green were very entertaining, and taught a lot of key information that I was able to use on tests. The movie Frost V. Nixon was very good, and taught us what went on behind the scenes when Robert Frost interview former President Richard Nixon.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Come to class ready to learn and come with an open mind.

    • Fall 2016
    • Dr. Ridenour
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Competitive Classmates Great Discussions
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    Aug 16, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    The teacher is phenomenal, he engaged with his students in a way I have never seen. He is passionate and prepares his class well.

    Course highlights:

    I learned many facts that changed my perspective on events like the Cold War and prohibition. I saw a different side of stories we learn as small children

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Stay organized, keep your notes together. I would recommend keeping a folder and notebook, this way you can tear out some paper for quizzes and keep notes at the same time.

    • Winter 2016
    • Dr. Ridenour
    • Participation Counts Great Discussions Requires Presentations
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    Aug 12, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    This was my all time favorite class at Minnehaha Academy. Dr. Ridenour made the class interesting and tried new things to get us all involved with United States history. I thought it was going to be boring, but he found a way for me to start to love history. If you dive in deeper into the subject, you learn so much more and it ends up being a more intriguing class overall.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights from this course were: the building block activity andthe Antebellum Dinner party. The building block activity was an activity in class where we used building blocks to determine the cause of the cold war. We would stack the blocks on top of each other to show which event lead to another. The Antebellum dinner party was a day where the entire class got to pick a famous person from Antebellum era (1789-1849) We all dressed up as that person and made speeches to address to the group about where you stand on certain subjects such as slavery.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Read the textbook!!!! highlight places in the textbook and pay attention to his lectures. Ask questions if you have them and when writing DBQ (data based questions) make sure you but as much outside information in as possible,

    • Fall 2015
    • Dr. Ridenour
    • Yes
    • Always Do the Reading Participation Counts Competitive Classmates

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