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SOCIAL STU 101 US History (AP)

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    Sawyer, Dr.Kenyon, Alex Sawyer, Eddy, hyndman, Thompson
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    Aug 19, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This course, for high school juniors, offers a different perspective on American history than most students have been taught up to that point. It provides not only a thorough explanation of many historical events, but also teaches students to think "beyond the book." Why did that historical figure choose to act the way he did? What were the motives of westward expansion? Instead of blatantly restating what has happened in the past, this course focuses on our interpretation.

    Course highlights:

    I gained more knowledge of other opinions than my own while taking this course. The teacher I had for this course held a different political opinion than mine, which led to debate among different historical and contemporary events. Instead of shutting out my opinion as that of "just another student", my teacher listened and always gave a direct response and I believe that this class was beneficial to all parties(and their political views) because of it.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    I would suggest to anyone taking this course is that they need to come prepared with the reading done over the summer. The course is based heavily out of the reading and it makes it much easier to debate and do the most interesting part of the class if the main content is learned beforehand.

    • Fall 2016
    • Alex Sawyer
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
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    Aug 08, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course because it broadened my mindset, and the class is rigorous in a good way. The class gives you the opportunity to think critically, and the history is knowledge that every student needs. Mr. Sawyer was by far the best teacher for AP US History. He was fun, knew the content, and kept us on top of our game. I got a 5 on the AP exam, I could not done so well without his help.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of this course have to be the content itself. History is a very long subject to retain , but its use can come in handy when it comes to common knowledge essays and trying to bridge books to a time period.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    If you take good notes and like a good story, this is the class for you. I think every should try to take this AP course because it's so rewarding.

    • Spring 2016
    • Sawyer
    • Always Do the Reading A Few Big Assignments Great Discussions
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    Nov 25, 2015
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    There is so much information you learn about from biased history, and this class allows students to take their own opinions into the class and gives them the opportunity to learn and find the truth. As an American, it is also important to understand the flaws and achievements of America and its beginnings. This class allows students to format their own interpretations of the history of the United States and its relations to other nations without forcing jingoism nor ignorance toward students.

    Course highlights:

    The teacher as well as the ability to take from two biased views of America and its foundation. I learned more about the country I live in from a year-long course that the past 10 years.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Enjoy the information gained as well as the amazing teacher! Read the assignments and participate in discussions.

    • Fall 2014
    • Sawyer
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    • Background Knowledge Expected Competitive Classmates Great Discussions

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