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    Jan 13, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Mark Tomasetti manages to take an ugly duckling of a class and turn it into a swan. Normally I find history to be quite boring, but Mr. Tomasetti's dry sense of humor and quick wit made the class extremely entertaining. His note system was also super helpful because unlike most teachers, he writes with his students, so the pace is perfect and all of the notes flow well. This makes studying for his in depth tests a little easier. He also makes all of his students memorize "ID's" or key events and people throughout history. By the end of the year there are over 300 terms that every student needs to know. This is super helpful for the AP test. All in all, a challenging course, but definitely worth taking if you like a challenge, funny teachers or have any interest in history at all!

    Course highlights:

    AP US history teaches you exactly what the name implies, everything about US history. The curriculum covers everything from the founding of the Americas up until Obama's presidency, so quite a lot. One thing is for certain, no war is left out of this curriculum. It covers everything from World War I and II to the Revolutionary War and Civil War to the War of 1812 and so on. Any student who takes this class will know more about war than they ever wanted to. Other than that, the course basically follows the timeline of America. You spend the beginning part of the year learning about the trade between the New and Old World, and about the struggle of early colonists. Then is moves on to the development of the United States, focusing a lot on the differences between the North, South, East and West states and slavery. This leads to a lot of time spent of the Civil War and manifest Destiny. Not including wars, the next big thing covered was the Civil Rights movement, then the Great Depression, and then up to the present. This class has to cover a lot, so the sections of history where nothing too exciting occurs is gone over very quickly. Therefore after the class is over most students will remember a little bit about the boring periods of history, but will remember a lot about the parts of history that are both famous and infamous. One thing I enjoyed was learning about each president. At one point I could name them all in order. Also, the class goes over patterns that occur in history so students are able to make connections throughout history. There is one big paper at the end of the first semester and a big group project at the end of the year on a decade. Overall, it's a very informative class that goes over everything in US history.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Make sure you are willing to study before taking this course. There is a lot to remember, and homework every weekend. Reading the text book helps a lot, and provides you with background knowledge, which is helpful when you are writing your ID's. Lastly, come to class with a sense of humor because Tomasetti will appreciate it.

    • Fall 2015
    • MarkTomasetti
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Group Projects
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    Apr 11, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This class is thorough and Tomasetti has it down to a science. It is rigorous with the everyday notes, grueling identifies, and difficult essay questions, but I've never learned material better.

    Course highlights:

    I gained a better grasp of history and understand around when what events happened and how they shape U.S. government and politics today.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Be prepared to work hard. It isn't a blow off class. It wasn't extremely hard for me, although I still had to work, but I know some kids had a rough time of it. Take it seriously.

    • Fall 2016
    • MarkTomasetti
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Lots of Writing A Few Big Assignments


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