AP U.S. History goes back in time


Linda Morton (10) Dalia Rodriguez (11) and Niji Shah (11) collaborate on what they are going to draw on the blank piece of paper in front of them. The decade that they were assigned was the 1920s.

Ashley Kralik, Author

On Thurs., March 12, Mr. Thomas Clark’s, Social Studies, AP U.S. History class participated on doing a hands-on learning activity that made students visually draw out a massive timeline regarding the 1920s.

Instead of sitting in class, students were given the opportunity to physically get out of their classroom and do some hands-on learning to help with the learning process. Having doing so, it helped students get a better understanding on what they were learning in the class and an easier visual helping tool of remembering material for further instruction.

“With AP U.S. History, we have to go through the material so fast and more in depth than the regular history class. So, this is a great way of covering a whole decade really quick. [We] feel that it’s a better way [to] learning,” Mr. Clark said.

Even though students benefit from being out of the classroom, it also has disadvantages on the class as a whole.

“[The hardest thing was] that our class is really big, and since it’s an advanced class, we have a lot of big personalities, and it’s kind of hard to collaborate when we have to one whole picture,” Kelly Joy (10) said.

As completing this timeline, students were exposed to more learning opportunities that furthered themselves into the concept of the 1920s. This concept tied into what they were learning in class.

“Seeing through imagery and the process that doing what I do, [really helps me,]” Joyce Cometa (10) said.