This blog is part of your final exam (20%), so please take some time and think about your answers.
400 words minimum for your total response. Please number your answers in the comment section.
1. A lot of our time this year has been spent reading, writing, studying, watching videos, reflecting, and talking about American history. Discuss what your favorite learning style was this year and why it was effective for you. Also, explain which was your least favorite way to learn and explain why it doesn’t work for you.
2. We studied a lot of stuff this year – from the Pilgrims to the Revolution to Andrew Jackson (soon to be leaving the $20) to Abe Lincoln to Alice Paul to the Yippies to the Iraq War and beyond. What did you wish we had spent more time on than we did this year and why?
3. Yep, we studied a whole lot of stuff this year, but I bet you wish there were some units that were shorter or didn’t go as in depth. What did you wish we had studied less of and explain why (keep in mind that if the info didn’t make it onto the test doesn’t mean it won’t be there next year)?
4. What were your strengths and weaknesses as a student? Explain with some specific examples.
5. People talk a lot about takeaways – a summary of an experience, distilled down to one or two sentences. What is your takeaway from APUSH (or in other words, what did you truly learn about American history)?
I will truly miss you guys and gals. I think a lot of what has made me enjoy this year is seeing you grow as a person and as a student. I’ve had the privilege of watching you become history nerds along with me this year (or not hate history as much, I hope!). We’ve been able to geek out about Hamilton, the Era of Good Feelings, the Cold War, and many other things. I hope that you had more fun learning in APUSH than I did teaching, because I loved working with all of you. I also hope that you get great news about your APUSH exam on July 5 (and the SAT subject area exam if you took that too).