This class was tough.
I highly recommend this course. The information may appear to be daunting at first glance but Mr. Moyer ensures that every concept is easily understood. By thoroughly covering the cause and effect of each major event, one can effortlessly connect all of history in a timeline visible in the mind's eye instead of memorizing a string of facts.
Aside from the massive amount of effort that one must put into this course, everything else was quite enjoyable. The teacher is humorous but serious when necessary and spoke casually which, without a doubt, aided in my ability to understand concepts and remember events. The class activities were effective and diverse where the notes were not read off a PowerPoint, there were occasional videos that helped reinforce certain events, there was groups work occasionally which was a great social experience as well as an educational one, and the students were all respectful. I feel like I have a very solid foundation of knowledge of United States history and it has helped me understand how we achieved our position in the world and why certain global events has happened as well as why different countries feel the way they do about us.
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Advice for students:
Early on in the year, I was just memorizing facts in isolation. However, this is definitely the wrong approach. U.S. history is driven by the presidents and thus, by learning who the presidents are, their political affiliation, and their ideals, one can easily understand why events happened. When taking this course, it is best to focus on the presidents as they will be the ones dictating the country's history.