Friday, November 27, 2009

AP history

I listened to them talk about the course
History a bit harder than the usual stuff others take
And the reading is pretty extensive
Events marked by wars
They spoke of American history by war
French and Indian
War of 1812
Mexican War
Civil War between the states of northern aggression
The Indian Wars
Spanish American
Philippine Insurrection
World War I
World War II
Cold War
…and present times of fresh memory, the ink’s still wet

I wondered about the time between the wars…
Will they in an advanced state of examination, delve into the Depression?
Or some other named golden ages, industrial revolutions
Dust bowls, maybe?
These two who hopefully will never know war seem embedded in the conflicts
A great deal to read, a fast survey of highs and lessons to be listed
Subsequently forgotten when we get to the next shooting match.
The American Pageant…the advanced placement edition
5 pounds plus, 1036 pages
Now count the war years…and subtract from 2009 – 1754 = 245
We could start earlier, your choice
9+9+3+2+5+1+3+4+3+15+1+1+8 = 64
245-64=181 years of in-between time
Check the math and your personal conflicts too
Will the AP test include this?
What do I need to know to get a 3 out of 5, anyway?

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