AP History Students Attend 'New Year's Eve' Dinner Party

Students in Mrs. Guzman’s AP European and AP World History classes attended a “New Year’s Eve” dinner party set on December 31, 1909. Students dressed as historical figures they have been studying this semester.

Each student chose a historical figure and spent the semester researching their chosen figure’s viewpoint on politics, religion, war and nationalism.

The project allowed them to really study point of view in the context of a vital time period in world history. At the dinner party they had questions to help guide their interactions with other guests so that everyone was sharing their unique point of view,” said Guzman.

“I am so proud of how they all did! There were some great debates and discussions between historical families and rivalries and they all looked great in costume! I was also lucky to have so much help and support from parents to provide a great spread of food as well as a midnight toast (with sparkling cider of course),” said Guzman.

Students will write a comparative essay as a culmination of the project.
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