This year I ended up taking a U.S. government class that has turned out to be very helpful in comparison to past classes.
Whenever there was a focus on either state or national social studies, the effects of our daily lives were much harder to see. However, now that we are studying government, it is easier to understand how exactly our history has shaped us.
It is also very beneficial that our teacher gives us time to understand materials by ourselves while still revisiting it with us. In other classes, it seemed that teachers either assigned too much work for us to comprehend what we were learning or they did too many PowerPoints for the information to sink in.
Learning, I believe, is more about memorization and practicing, which is why you cannot have more than one of the other.
By focusing on a specific social studies group, we have an easier time remembering events as they are all relative to each other and our history today.
The impact that this class is teaching my peers and me is very necessary to the development of our understanding in regard to our country. It is according to my peers and me that we are taking a more beneficial course this year in comparison to other school years.
Annie Blakeley is a sophomore at Richmond Senior High School, is a band and chorus student and a member of First United Methodist Church in Hamlet.