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    Sep 23, 2016
    | Probably wouldn’t recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Our school runs on trimesters instead of semesters, so it was extremely hard to cram in all the information that we needed in twelve weeks of instruction. Also, I felt that more hands on learning would have helped me more than just watching movies almost everyday. Finally, if we would have practiced writing more DBQ's I feel that I would have been better prepared for the AP exam at the end of the year.

    Course highlights:

    Some of the highlights of this course was learning about the Gilded Age and learning about how bad the living conditions were back then. The book that we read called, The Jungle, was a great read and very educational. I also enjoyed learning about WWI, or the Great War, because I never actually knew how that war started until I took that class.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    I would advise to do some summer work before taking the class because just jumping right into the course material was rough. I also advise to take great notes during class and refer back to them often. It is also a must to read every chapter carefully because most, if not all of the test questions, were word-for-word right out of the text book.

    • Fall 2015
    • Mr. Bedwell
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading A Few Big Assignments
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    Sep 01, 2016
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I wouldn't recommend any AP class to anybody who doesn't like to work. But I wouldn't recommend this class to anybody who doesn't like to spend more than two hours a day studying for one subject. I wouldn't recommend this class if you're not used to reading ALL the chapters in the book, taking your own notes, or looking up outside information that correlates with the chapter you're going over. I do recommend the course to anyone who enjoys a challenge when they get home from a long day of school. I also recommend it if anybody is really interested in US History and if you're considering it as a major/minor in college. But like I said, this course is exceptionally hard, even if you're working your hardest. I enjoyed the course, and I am sure if you decide to take it, not just because it's an AP class that can look good on your transcript, but because you love history, the course will be in your best interest.

    Course highlights:

    One of the highlights of this course was learning about the Gilded Age. During this time period a lot of Western and Southern Europeans were coming over to America for a new and better life. Well as it turned out, the life that so many claimed to be "better" than the one in their home town wasn't so great. The living areas and work spaces were dirty and filled with germs. As I was learning about this time period, I read a book called "The Jungle" that really dug into the feelings of an immigrant from Lithuania named Jurgis. It explained the meat market, in Chicago, Illinois, where Jurgis worked and how the conditions were unbearable.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Read all the chapters in the book and take notes on everything you feel is important. Make sure you know all the key terms and key people. Do ALL the assignments and quiz yourself on information you've collected. The class is usually a whole school year so make sure you continuously go over the information for the AP exam.

    • Spring 2016
    • Mr. Bedwell
    • Yes
    • Always Do the Reading Requires Lots of Research Final Paper


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