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    Nov 11, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    AP US History is heavy in content but allows you to learn study methods that you will take with you for the rest of your academic career. You will learn how to mange both your time and your course load while learning the entire history of the United States from the Indians to current events.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of the course were being able to engage in conversations about our country's history with my elders and seeing the smile on their face when I started the discussion. I also loved the seminars and the innovative ways to learn new material about the industrial revolution or the gilded age. From AP US History I learned how to synthesize and I also gained knowledge from our country's history that i can incorporate in to present life.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    Make sure you stay on top of assignments and don't wait until the day before an assignment is due to start working on it! I would also recommend you keep neat notes and write down some comparisons to a topic you are currently learning to something you have already learned. By continually attempting to synthesize you are bound to get that point on the Document Based Question!

    • Fall 2015
    • Puma
    • Always Do the Reading Requires Lots of Research Great Discussions
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    Aug 24, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    AP U.S. History was a highly engaging course that taught me all the details I always wanted to know about American history. Our country's story was presented through an objective lens that allowed myself and students to evaluate the actions and decisions of Americans throughout history. I was more than prepared for the AP exam.

    Course highlights:

    Some of my favorite parts of the course were the interactive debates that we had. No input from the teacher was given as the students were allowed to run the debates by themselves to promote their own discussion topics and engage with one another. We also read two books alongside the course (Chesapeake and The Jungle) which provided perspective from an ordinary citizen at different points in American history. I learned not only the depths of U.S. history but how to act as a college student. We were often given long stretches of time to complete a large workload which allowed us to learn to manage our time and assignments versus a regular course that would assign nightly homework.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    I would advise future students to always, always do the weekly reading from the textbook. While many of the writings assignments in this course allow you to look at an issue from several different angles, you always need specific historical evidence to back up your answer. By reading the textbook alongside the teachings in class, you will have a deep inventory of evidence to pull for when writing short answers and long essays.

    • Fall 2015
    • Puma
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Participation Counts Great Discussions
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    Mar 26, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Personally I love history so much and can not get enough of it. Going through all of U.S. history was quite the experience and it was by far my favorite class from my junior year of high school.

    Course highlights:

    Well one highlight was definitely a requirement that our teacher set forth for us. She had us memorize all 44 presidents, their political party, and some event associated with their presidency. It's not as hard as it may sound to be brutally honest. It really helped since the presidents really do highlight each time period.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Just listen in class and read the textbook. That's it. I didn't do much of studying and passed the AP exam fine, but then again, we did do a huge workload of assignments reviewing everything we did for the year about a month or two prior to the AP exam.

    • Fall 2014
    • Puma
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Great Discussions

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