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HISTORY 101 AP U.S. History

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    Oct 15, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This class thoroughly discusses perspectives on history that are usually not explored. Closer looks at presidents reveal the "myth" behind their contributions to American society. Insightful documentaries are incorporated into the curriculum which provide much more depth to standard AP U.S. History curriculum on heavier topics such as 9/11 or the Holocaust. Historical perspective and the importance of history in human life is always emphasized and capitalized as some of the most important history lessons that can be taught.

    Course highlights:

    I learned how to use history as a tool in order to live my life more deliberately. History has become more than just knowing events and memorizing dates. Rather, everybody is living history. Our perspectives and way of thinking are constantly shaped by the past and what has been given to us. I also learned how to explore my creativity with history through individualized portfolio projects that included an alternative history and a piece of personal prose. A documentary about The Falling Man, a controversial photo from 9/11, further expanded on my historical knowledge into various areas of historical journalism and people's mentality of such shocking events.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Always keep an open mind about controversial perspectives. There is much to history that is inevitably inaccurate as the sources which document said history may be unreliable. There is also information which is purposefully misrepresented and is taught for generalized purposes. Pursuing history with an open mind will allow any person to consider views he/she may never have considered before and bolster his/her own beliefs about a particular subject.

    • Fall 2016
    • Alex Dodt
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    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Participation Counts
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    Oct 15, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I've never liked history. However, the combination of an amazing teacher and genuinely interesting subject material (once given the chance) turned it into one of my favorites of my junior year. I ended up with a 5 on the AP exam without much prep at all outside of class. My teacher's approach to the class was incredibly interesting and helpful, ranging from one-on-one debates about the usage of nuclear missiles on Nagasaki and Hiroshima to an analysis of a documentary of the famed "Falling Man" on 9/11. The course itself was highly interesting too, if you look in the right places. The founding fathers were just as dramatic as some high school cliques today, and there are myths everywhere that can be fun to disprove.

    Course highlights:

    The best parts of the course were the activities that made the course more interesting than it may have seemed individually. My personal favorite standouts were when my teacher attributed a Martin Luther King Jr. paper to Malcolm X to challenge our preconceived notions of what they believed and when we looked at Thomas Jefferson more in-depth to see that there are two sides to every coin. Jefferson was a slaveholder and may have fathered children with his favorite female slaves. I learned a lot about American History as a whole, but more specifically about the things that were glossed over in lower-level courses. Much time was spent on the Indians/Native Americans which I don't remember ever doing when I was younger. The Trail of Tears was noted as an atrocity, and I only became aware of its existence due to this course.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    In order to succeed, I think it's most important to try to foster an appreciation for, if not a love of, the material. I do not love history, I did not love history, and I doubt I will love history, but there were enough parts of it that I connected to and personally enjoyed that it made studying come much easier to me. The most important things I'd recommend for the AP exam are learning how to read and interpret pictures and focusing on making connections between eras, both in multiple choice and especially in the essays. All in all, it is not a difficult course as long as you're willing to put in the hours for notes and for self-studying.

    • Spring 2017
    • Alex Dodt
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    • Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments Great Discussions
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    Sep 18, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this class because not only did it help me to learn US History but it also helped me to look into the historical events and decipher why it happened and how it has effected other events through history, and seeing past common beliefs and myths in history.

    Course highlights:

    Highlights of this course include learning to dig deeper into history and learn outside of common things that people accept in history.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Make sure you study and know the material as the class goes so that you do not get behind.

    • Fall 2016
    • Alex Dodt
    • Yes
    • Background Knowledge Expected Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading

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