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    Jun 08, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I definitely recommend this course. Even though I'm not a big fan in history, the professor has taught me much about the importance of history and the impact it has on the decisions of today's government. Specifically, Mr. Keeble also creates a environment for students to debate his opinions while allowing students to speak their own opinion. Every now and then, the professor jokes about the concepts we are learning in class that day, but it gives a History class a whole new feel to it. Having teachers like Mr. Keeble and having a US history class in general allows students to really ponder on how and why our system of government works. It's really interesting to know that our founding fathers from long ago and the historical events that occurred up to this point really impacted the way our society is today. With the material learned in this class, I really felt like a better informed citizen who knows th background of how all of America started.

    Course highlights:

    This course starts off from the very beginnings of human life and the life that occurred specifically in the Americas. Of course, the class talks about Great Britain and how the country impacted the creations of the Americas, but the class mainly focuses on the reaction and the daily lives of the colonists in the colonies. The course slowly progresses and talks about the independence of the colonies and the main people who allowed the colonies to be independent. People like George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and John Hancock are all analyzed to see how they impacted the development of the newly created country. The important documents, such as the Magna Carta and The Declaration of Independence, are also analyzed to get a better view on the colonists and their desires. Zooming past all the super old events, we also analyzed various wars that impacted the Americas. Around the 20th century, we analyzed the rise and fall of major political parties and the major elections that changed Americas. Overall, US History covers historical events that impacted the development of the United States. Every once a while, the teacher might give a Document Based Question that requires you to write an essay. It sounds scary, but majority of the answers to the questions are located in the documents. The DBQ basically allows the student to see how much they know on the topic.

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    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Definitely keep up with the work assigned in class. Don't procrastinate before an exam because the numerical dates of the event will haunt you on test day. Overall, write notes in class and study the notes before going to school each day. That way, there isn't any cramming last minute. Also, study material before writing essays. The essays test on the knowledge you have learned in class and require you to think fast and on the spot. Remembering events or pondering on events for the essay takes up a lot of time.

    • Fall 2015
    • Eric Keeble
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    • Great Intro to the Subject Lots of Writing Great Discussions

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