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my history teacher told me today that my reading summaries are a… 
4th-Feb-2005 11:54 am
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my history teacher told me today that my reading summaries are a pleasure to read. i glee. :)

also, today we learned who Lawrence of Arabia was. i never actually knew. :) why was i so convinced that history classes suck?
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4th-Feb-2005 09:18 am (UTC)
Not that it has anything to do with actual history, but you should watch the movie Lawrence of Arabia sometime. It's quite good.
4th-Feb-2005 09:23 am (UTC)
hee. the prof actually mentioned the movie, and said she would have brought it in, but it's three hours long.
4th-Feb-2005 09:26 am (UTC)
Yeah, how well my butt remembers! We watched a restored print in an art-house-type theatre in Cambridge with really horrible seats. But it was worth it.
4th-Feb-2005 09:24 am (UTC)
why was i so convinced that history classes suck?

Tindall.

Also, did you have Meadows/Dusenbury, or did you at least have a decent teacher?
4th-Feb-2005 09:39 am (UTC)
nah, i have a guy named Strazanick, who was incredibly awesome, and got booted by the administration after one year. i'd like to think that's some kind of record, but i'm sure i'm wrong. =/

he was amazing, and i loved that class. so, hell, i'm not really sure where i picked up my hatred of history. it wasn't Litle's fault, either, since he's what made Asian bearable.
4th-Feb-2005 10:00 am (UTC)
One year? I thought he was there both my years...

I think there've been several one year only or short-term teachers. I've not heard about any lasting less than a year, but it's possible. I know my pre-calc teacher never came bak after my junior year, and a good riddance, too, but I don't know how long she'd been there.
4th-Feb-2005 11:45 am (UTC)
History only sucks if you get someone who's either trying to impose their view on it, or someone who forgets that those were real people fighting, fucking, being devious and making grand plans and grand mistakes.

Who needs soap operas when you have thousands of years of nifty cultures full of people being people?

..I have 32 credits in history. So I'm biased. but I had an excellent prof.
4th-Feb-2005 12:17 pm (UTC)
History sucked in high school I think mainly because the textbooks were ancient and my teachers failed to make any of it the slightest bit relevant to anything. I've found my college history classes to be quite cool, though.
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