Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I recommend this class because it helps students to become more familiar with their culture and history, and it becomes a reward to them when they see history repeating itself (e.g. with the race riots in Chicago last year mirroring ones that took place during Reconstruction in the South in the 19th century) or when they can easily reference historical events and bring what they have learned to other classes.
The highlights of the course was learning all the different facts about American History, from before Columbus arrived up to the 80s. Students took notes on a chapter as homework each week and then often had quizzes on Fridays (which were difficult, therefore the notes kept one's grade from being lower than a C). Also, students had to write Document Based Questions every so often to prepare for the AP exam.
Hours per week:
Advice for students:
Take the notes thoroughly and do them on a Saturday so they do not pile up over the rest of the week. Do extra credit when possible, and come for the extra help given before each quiz. If you get a bad grade on a Document Based Question, you can always redo it for a better grade. Use Study Island when possible.