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    Jan 14, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would definitely recommend this course. There are many great things that should be learned taking this course. Everyone should know about their government and how it works. Everyone should also learn how they can become involved in this government as well as how this government affects them in their day to day lives.

    Course highlights:

    We learned about every part of the government from the Legislative Branch, to the Executive Branch. We studied how the Judicial Branch is protected from being influenced by the other branches by giving judges lifetime terms and setting their income without the possibility of it being influenced. We studied how the a bill goes through many channels before actually becoming a law, it has to be go through many committees, it has to be voted on by the house of representatives and by the senate (on their own separate versions), then it goes to a committee for the different versions coming from the Senate and the house to be melded together, it then goes back to both the Senate and the House of Representatives to voted on again, and lastly the president either signs or vetoes it.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Read the course material, you won't be able to survive in this course without reading. Take good notes and go over them before the tests. Study the information and then see how it applies to today's politics (elections, laws, policy making, etc...). Even though the course ends after one term don't stop studying, if you're in high school then there's an AP exam that's going to come up at the end of the year that you'll need to be ready for. Even if you think you know something, go over it again to refresh your mind on it or to make sure you've got it down pat.

    • Fall 2016
    • Barsalou
    • Yes
    • Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments Great Discussions
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    Oct 30, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I definitely would recommend this course because it enriches your mind and opens your eyes to how the government and this country functions as a whole. The teacher is the greatest teacher you will have for a government course, not only because he is passionate and knows what he is talking about, but because he will make you work and learn/absorb the content rather than just doing the work for the grade and forgetting about it a day later. There is so much to learn from this class.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of this course were probably these quizzes that he calls HPQs (Half Sheet Quizzes) because you both dreaded them and love them at the same time. This is because they are so unpredictable, but at the same time you want to test your knowledge and challenge yourself and see what you learned. Also, another highlight of this course are the debates on the constitutionality of things such as First Amendment Rights protecting the desecration of the flag or the rights that the president should and should not have over war.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    The advice that I would give students considering this course is to do the reading (DO NOT EVER SKIP IT) and start doing your work the day that you get it even it's due at the end of the week. Procrastination will not get you through this course, not easily at least. Pay close attention to what the teacher says and constantly go back and go over the material because there will always be tests and there will always be something that you didn't go look back over, as I have figured that out the hard way.

    • Fall 2016
    • Barsalou
    • Always Do the Reading A Few Big Assignments Great Discussions
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    Sep 24, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    In any Advanced Placement class it is of uttermost importance that the student puts in the class effort as it is needed. In Mr. Barsalous class these statement comes to fruition. When the Chapter breakdowns are assigned, the student must be able to manage their schedule accordingly. For example, when Mr. Barsalou assigns the chapter breakdowns I go to the chapter, open to the first and last pages, and subtract them to get a total of pages within the chapter, then I divide this number into the amount of days which I will have stopping at one day before the due date, and that number will be the amount of pages I will read until that day in order to have the breakdown ready one day before the due date. It is also of good consciousness to read the chapters maybe twice or three times even before the test to retain that information within memory. Mr. Barsalou puts term lists which help with the vocabulary, supreme court cases, and laws in the chapter; As a student, I would buy flashcards and do these term lists' using the same logic I use to complete the chapter breakdowns. Another thing is that test corrections are available, therefore, not getting a good grade on a test should not be an excuse what-so-ever.

    Course highlights:

    In this course I learned many things. Some of which I will definitely use in my everyday life. This course makes young people aware of their country and how it works. It is very important to see how our country works and the values that are imposed within those works. As a student I have also learned to be objective towards different points of views.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    Effort is necessary As a student time management os important and in this course it will be so important because of the amount of work that Mr. Barsalou imposes, which is necessary in an attempt to pass the AP exam at the end of the year.

    • Fall 2016
    • Barsalou
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Great Discussions

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