Um, really, go! What? You want me to go first? Fine, but I'm not in the margin review business anymore, (you better be) I'm in the big picture business. No, not Hollywood! Big picture questions. Here goes:
What was distinctive about Britain that may help to explain its status as the breakthrough point of the Industrial Revolution?
How did Britain's middle classes change during the 19th century?
Yeah, thanks Steff, good answer!
How did Karl Marx understand the Industrial Revolution? In what ways did his ideas have an impact in the industrializing world of the 19th century?
I also added that Marx believed the Industrial Revolution signaled the end of poverty but that capitalist societies could not achieve this because of private property, competition, and class hostility.
Gotta blow the dust off my keyboard I haven't been on this forum for a while. I wanted to address something that you brought up in class now that I've given it some more thought. Well actually the first thing was why 6th period is so passive hahaha. I wasn't actually sure that was the right word for us... I would actually put it as simply as shy, and not because we're afraid of being wrong, like someone else had said. It's mostly because, according to not only me but a couple others in your class, that we don't really quite understand the material as deeply on our own, and when you present these huge ideas for us to wrap our heads around at school It's like woah man slow down Bingham, rewind. Relating to personally I think the way the class is run is sort of... well, hard to engage in. It's really hard to sit in a classroom for more than an hour at a time and devote your full attention to one person, I know that's how college is going to be but I think it could be a lot more interactive. A more kinesthetic learning environment would benefit the majority of us, since most teenagers have a very short attention span to begin with, we need to be more active in the classroom. Don't get me wrong, what you're doing works for some people, but it's not exactly friendly to the people who really really do want to be in your class and get the AP credit but who find it really difficult to learn the way auditory or visual learners do.
I'm sympathetic to your point of view. And what you say makes sense. Consider these points though.
I can't tell you how to run your class, and no offense is meant here but if you have a personal obligation to help all your students pass the AP exam why are you limiting your class to such a specific group? You could retort by saying that it's also our obligation to devote ourselves to the same goal, and we also have a responsibility to do so, but wouldn't it just be much easier for everyone if you just found a way to incorporate some hands on projects into your class? You seem like a creative guy, it couldn't be that hard. Also I don't know a single person who takes WHAP that doesn't adequately devote themselves to it. It's that simple.
Okay, so obviously bingham doesn't want to devote the energy to replying to this, but I want to point out several flaws in your counter-statement. First of all, it is unfair of you to misquote Mr. Bingham. What he said was "that exam does not reward kinesthetic learners. Therefore, I have an obligation to help students prepare for the exam they'll actually take, not the one they would like to take." Which means that he would not be serving anyone by catering to kinesthetic learners. Also, this is a college-level (theoretically) class that is preparing us for a college environment, where you ain't gonna get no play-doh to help you understand how industrialization re-molded society! Therefore, he is not only preparing us for the AP exam in the way he best sees fit, but he's also preparing us for a rigorous environment that we are going to be experiencing in under 2.5 years. I think that it would be more fair of you to ask yourself to learn how to absorb material than it would be to ask Bingham to change his teaching style to accommodate a couple of students who only choose to learn if it's the way that best suits them.
it's kind of lonely in here...I should've just posted this earlier
This forum is gold
MAAN there was some beef going on
HAAHHA this is great
kids these days...
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