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  • Average Rating (from 7 Students)

    4.9/5
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    Feb 16, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I highly recommend taking this course, specifically because Mr. Wilder is one of the best teachers I've ever had. I used to hate history classes because it felt like a ton of memorization of events I didn't really care too much about, but Mr. Wilder made U.S. history genuinely interesting and fun through group projects, team challenges, and his sarcastic humor. He prepared all of us extremely well for the national exam by having our finals and midterms parallel the structure and time constraints of the national exam. We all walked into the testing room feeling confident that we could handle whatever material was thrown our way.

    Course highlights:

    My favorite part about AP U.S. History was linking concepts together and recognizing trends throughout history, for example every time women fought for their rights. I also enjoyed being able to divide up the nation's history into periods that characterized the time such as the New Republic or the Guilded Age.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    It really helped me to remember all of the information for the national exam by studying per time period. I grouped whatever presidents were part of one era such as the Guilded Age, along with their policies and any events that happened in that time. I had one note card for each time period and I would write those important points on that note card. I would go over those note cards and recite out loud and in my head the details for each point I wrote on that card. By doing this, I was able to generalize each time period by whatever happened in those years.

    • Spring 2016
    • Mr. Wilder
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Group Projects Participation Counts
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    Dec 08, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would highly recommend this course because Mr. Wilder not only makes the course extremely interesting in itself and easy to interpret, but also makes the class fun with high-intensity team challenges.

    Course highlights:

    I gained all of the knowledge needed to pass the course and the AP exam, but also helpful writing tips that helped me beyond my normal english class.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Read the book because his lectures are meant to be a summary of the information in the text, not all the specific details.

    • Fall 2016
    • Wilder
    • Yes
    • Always Do the Reading Group Projects Great Discussions
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    Dec 07, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Mr. Wilder's class is extremely challenging, but he presents the information in a way that is engaging and encouraging to the students. He provides team challenges as a way to motivate the students to read from the textbook and truly try to understand the material.​

    Course highlights:

    I learned everything about United States history, obviously. More importantly, I learned to prioritize and time manage, whether it be sacrificing sleep, leisure, or spending less time on certain pieces of busy-work.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Pay attention during the notes session and ask questions. Read the information that will be covered ahead of time so that you can ask questions. He will acknowledge your effort and it will help you solidify your understanding of the information.

    • Fall 2016
    • Mr. Wilder
    • Lots of Writing Group Projects Competitive Classmates


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