This class was tough.
My US History 2 class this previous year was like no other. I have never learned so much in a class before. I had a very hard time at first but through a wonderful teacher and supportive class I was able to succeed with a B+ in an APush level course. My teacher was incredibly supportive and the content was extremely fascinating.
The number one highlight of this course was a project in which we interviewed a Vietnam veteran. It was hard to find one who would talk but once I did it was more worth it than I ever imagined it to be. Through his words, I learned more than I could ever know from a textbook about that point in history. I didn't just read about the war, I saw his scars and heard the change in his voice as he discussed the harsh attach of Khe Sanh. Since that interview, veterans take an entirely new meaning in my life. This is an example of one of many incredibly valuable assignments that came my way throughout the course of my year in this class. Through my teacher's tips and support, I was able to go from surviving to thriving. History was a vessel to learning tremendous skills in his class. My interest in history peaked as I was learning to conduct interviews, work in groups, work on my own, and never underestimate the power of my mind.
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Advice for students:
For this class, I have two primary pieces of advice. The first is to open your mind to new ideas and ways of doing things. The second is although grades are important, it is equally as important to remember to learn. Throughout the entire year my teacher promised that if we really did our best to learn in his class, he could promise a good grade. He was right. When I went into this class I was taught an incredible amount about history, but I was also taught a different way of going about school. I realized that if I go to school and I work very hard at it and I make sure I learn, that grades will come together. I was shown unbelievable reading, studying, and overall life skills that I will never stop using. So through this class, my best recommendation is to open yourself up to learning just as much as you open yourself up to good grades. You may be faced with unconventional methods of learning or methods you would not typically do. Be open-minded to them and allow them to give you as much gain as you can take from them.