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Got a great WHAP teacher
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Lieutenant Offline

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Got a great WHAP teacher

So, I signed up for WHAP (world history AP) because of two reasons: I heard that one of the teachers teach interestingly, and I personally like world history.

Anyways, I got this teacher, and I feel that the way she operates her class is pretty different, in a good sense.

If you guys ever heard of homework at school, lectures at night, this is exactly how she's running the class. Basically, we go through the book and take notes on what she thinks is useful and noteworthy, information we may need to know on the AP exam. Our homework for the week, watch videos she compiled. Kids who don't have access to computers can stay afterschool and watch it with others who also do not have access. The actual length of all the videos together is around 2-3 hours, which can easily be done.

As for tests, they are super general. No need to memorize stupid dates. If you have the general idea of when what happened, you pass.

As for the end of the year AP exam, around half the students get a 3 (out of 5). 10% will get 4 or 5 and the rest below 3. That's pretty fucking impressive.

Anyways, that's the teacher I have for WHAP and I absolutely love her. The best part is no group projects bullshit, as an introvert who always seemingly carries the group, I love this.

Apparently, she's the only WHAP teacher (only teacher in general anyways) that teaches like this in my school. I feel blessed to have her.
(This post was last modified: 10-21-2013 10:59 AM by Lieutenant.)
10-21-2013 10:57 AM
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RE: Got a great WHAP teacher

Lucky, I have shitty, boring and annoying teachers.
10-21-2013 11:35 AM
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RE: Got a great WHAP teacher

My world history teacher was HORRIBLE. Thankfully there was crash course...
I like history, but all of a sudden when the reason for reading about it changes from "because it's interesting" to "to pass a test" it becomes the most boring thing on earth.

Hello, traveler.

This is an ancient account I have not used in a long time. My views have changed much in the intervening months and years.

Nonetheless, I refuse to clean it up. Pretending that I've held my current views since the beginning of time is what we in the industry call a lie. Asking people to do so contributes to moralistic self-loathing. "See, those people have nothing damning! I do! I'm truly vile!"

Because you can never be a good person with a single blemish on the moral record, I thought that simply entertaining some thoughts made me irredeemable. Though I don't care for his writing style, William Faulkner presents a good counterexample. He went from being a typical Southern racist to supporting the civil rights movement. These days we'd yell at him for that, probably.

People are allowed to change their views.

Nevertheless, this period of my life has informed some of how I am today. In good ways and bad ways. To purge it would be to do a disservice to history. Perhaps it will not make anyone sympathetic, but it may help someone understand.

If, after reading all this, you still decide to use the post above as evidence that I am evil today, ask yourself if you have never disagreed with the moral code you now follow. In all likelihood you did, at some point. If some questions are verboten, and the answer is "how dare you ask that," don't expect your ideological opponents to ever change their minds.
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Got a great WHAP teacher

"WHAP"... I first saw that, then pronounced it, then assumed you were getting professionally taught how to masturbate.

Anyway. I envy you.
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RE: Got a great WHAP teacher

My Ap Euro History teacher was fun. Coursework was well organized, she had a set lesson plan, notes were just emailed to us(she got notes from some resource for AP teachers), and we watched movies and did more interactive stuff(had a "saloon" in class with students acting as Enlightenment age philosophers or Enlightened despots. We also got to dress up. I obviously went with Frederick the Great)

My WHAP class, as you call it, was pretty good as well. The history teachers(there were 3) were often considered the best teachers, both in teaching and as people.

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