Blog #157 – Final Reflection on a Year in APUSH
This blog is part of your final exam, so please take some time and think about your answers.
400 words minimum for your total response of all of the questions. 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, or not) to Abe Lincoln to Alice Paul to the Depression and the Civil Rights Movement. 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. Choose Your Own Adventure was a brand new wrinkle that I had introduced this year and never done something like this before. What do you think were some of the strengths and weaknesses of this project? Explain why.
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)?