Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend this course because of the insight it gives you into how the history of the country affects the present day. By this, I mean that I not only learned about this country in the past but also the present and how it all impacts the future. We, for example, learned about the connection between the civil war - the civil rights movement - to present day race relations. The course required a lot of hard work, long hours doing outlines and dedication but ultimately it was all worth it. This course also improved my writing and ability to critically analyze historical documents and situations through the continuous study of documents
In this class, we learned about U.S. history from its founding to the present day. We learned these through a variety of projects and types of media which was the real highlight of the class. For example, in learning about the experience of slaves we read slave journals and documents. To review for the AP exam at the end of the year everyone in the class watched movies on different subjects in U.S. history. We often held class debates on controversial issues and topics throughout history e.g. What started the civil war?
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Advice for students:
Be sure to submit everything on time! Because this is an AP level course the class moves rapidly and you will get left behind if you don't submit your assignments on time; especially your outlines! Additionally, do not start your outlines the night before as it is rather time-consuming and you'll end up staying up all night if you do start late. Be sure to put effort into the DBQs and FRQs that you're assigned as they build your stamina for the test and help you work on your skills.