AP Lang & Comp
19 September 2018
A Day in Candy Land
Honors world history 1, block 1. A fun, vibrant classroom ready to tackle the history of how the world came to be. Mrs. Dwyer’s class is an interactive, engaged classroom. Every student who walks through the door is prepared for a fun filled lesson. The students ask questions, talk to their peers about what they’re learning. Just wanting to get every little bit of information. All eager to learn.
First walking into the classroom, it feels as if you’re walking through candy land. Your eye immediately catches the dozens of posters on the wall. Many of the more prominent posters were of Nazi propaganda. There were exactly eight Nazi propaganda posters each saying one of the following; courage, self-sacrifice, moral leadership, ingenuity, integrity, cooperation, compassion, and lastly social responsibility. Mrs. Dwyer told her student aid this about the poster, “I got all my Nazi posters from the Holocaust Museum in Washington and the gift shops there are every history teachers dream”. Also mentioning how visiting different states and countries helps you learn more about the history of that place; for example, when Mrs. Dwyer went to Russia she said it gave her a better understanding of the history surrounding Russia.
Mrs. Dwyer starts off the class showing “Siege of Caffa” a video about how the Mongols used corpses of people who died from the plague against their enemies. Eww! How gross right? I don’t know about you but I wouldn’t want to be around during that time period. During the video three students in the back, one girl wearing a dark purple hoodie, a boy wearing a white hoodie, and another boy in a black shirt eat...