Dearest AP World Historians,
You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty loving people everywhere march with you...Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely...I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory!...Good Luck!...[on this] noble undertaking…
Ok I stole that quote from Gen. Dwight Eisenhower. It was in his message to the men and women about to retake Europe from the Nazis in what became known as D-Day. Today is not that day. That said, you've battled the toughest AP History class all year, with smiles, humor, hard work, high-level thinking, and a relentless work ethic, and like D-Day I believe you will win this battle.
Keep in mind that this test is just that, a test, not THE TEST. Win or lose, it will not define you. The aforementioned characteristics will though, and I see successes in your future far greater than a passing score on the AP World Test.
It's been a pleasure doing battle alongside you, can't wait to decompress and get to work on the stuff we never had time to dive into during the pre-test phase of this class.
See you in the AM, I'm bring my kids to the celebration tomorrow. Bring food to share if you want, we'll be watching a movie and relaxing.
You guys rock! I’m a lucky teacher to have once again had such cool young people to work with!
-Sincerely, Your Benevolent Leader,
Joe Baginski, AP World History Teacher