Thank you for taking our course, History in English: Freedom struggles from around the worlds ! We enjoyed having you as our students and learned a lot together. I’m sure none of us will take our freedom for granted ever again. Hopefully, you will also have the courage to fight against injustice and oppression in the world. Together we can make a difference!

Please answer the following questions in your comment and the poll:

  1. What did you learn about yourself as an English student and a history student? What would you do differently next time?
  2. Which theme did you enjoy / dislike the most and why?
  3. Which theme would you like to be included in the course next time?
  4. Were the field trips useful? Where would you like to go next time?
  5. What do you think about WebQuests? Did you learn anything about sources or giving a presentation?
  6. Please add your favorite quote, song or movie scene about freedom struggles in your comment! Here’s mine:“When the conspiracy of lies surrounding me demands of me to silence the one word of truth given to me, that word becomes the one word I wish to utter above all others.” – Andre Brink

47 Responses to “Feedback”

  1. morii123 Says:

    1. I found out that the topics that were included in the course interest me quite more than I thought they would. I should’ve had make more effort to study the hard words.

    2. I enjoyed the whole African-American theme (segregation, black rights ect.) . I think that it’s crazy how people can think so extremely about certain thing and how long it takes for people to change the way of thinking. I’m glad that we are reached this point of thinking equally.

    3. I think that the civil rights theme should be included in the next course, because that is something that touches all of us and interest me the most.

    6. The most powerful words came out from Martin Luther King Jr. on this course. Atleast I only remember his words although we watched other movies too.
    My favorite quotes of him is ” “No person has the right to rain on your dreams.” and “I have decided to stick to love … Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

  2. Max Aksela Says:

    1. I haven’t been studying history in English with a teacher, but I read history articles online in English.
    2. Probably slavery and the racial segregation were the topics I knew the least about.
    3. World War II?
    6. Anything that Martin Luther King said was cool 😛

  3. Santeri Says:

    1. Studying history in English was more interesting than I thought it would be.

    2. I really liked the “terrorist hunt” of the 21st century as a subject, it was something that hasn’t really been a real topic in any of the other courses I’ve taken.

    3. I would like to know more about the history of the “distant US states” like Alaska and Hawaii.

    4.We didn’t have any field trips.

    5. –

    6. Mayas words to Navy SEALs from the movie Zero Dark Thirty:

    “Quite frankly, I didn’t even want to use you guys, with your dip and velcro and all your gear bullshit. I wanted to drop a bomb. But people didn’t believe in this lead enough to drop a bomb. So they’re using you guys as canaries. And, in theory, if bin Laden isn’t there, you can sneak away and no one will be the wiser. But bin Laden is there. And you’re going to kill him for me.”

  4. Pekka Tyynelä Says:

    1. I learned many new things about the Unites States history and that studying in english is not as hard as I thought.
    2. I enjoyed the Cold war part.
    3.I would like to know more about the wars that the United States participated in.
    4.We didn’thave any field trips.
    5.We didn’t have those.
    6. My favourite movie scene was Martin Luthers speech in the movie Selma.

  5. 1. I Discovered that studying in English wasn’t so hard.
    2. I liked the Civil right act.
    3. I don’t know, nothing is coming into my mind.
    4. Don’t know I didn’t go to them.
    6.Here’s mine, ” That old law about ‘an eye for an eye’ leaves everybody blind. The time is always right to do the right thing.”- Martin Luther King Jr.

  6. Hanna Says:

    1.I learned that I understand English better than I thought, but i also learned new difficult words, this was an excellent course! (I wish that I could have made these blog posts earlier, have to get brain some where)
    2.I enjoyed the theme which told about american dream and stuff, loved the visit in the American Library also!
    3. World War II !!
    4. Field trips were really nice, I would go next time too.
    6. , this was really brave.

  7. Sergei Says:

    1. This course was great way learn english especially some of those hard words.
    2. Lecture about finnish history was most exciting because it was so different.
    3.Maybe some stories about struggling ethnic groups in modern russia? Lots of material on this I think…
    4. Don’t know about useful but they were fun for sure!
    6. My favuorite song about the topic is Michael Kiske’s Always. It was not originally ment to be about freedom struggles but personally I always get that feeling he sings about someone who have experienced something like apartheid.

  8. Sara-Maria Says:

    1. I think that it was much more fun to learn english while studying history.

    2. In my opinion the lecture about “American dream” was the most fascinating.

    3. Maybe a little more about South America.

    4. It was really useful. Learning becomes so much funnier when you do something different.

    5. Well at least i spoke in front of the class which has always been difficult for me. I’m glad that Veera was there for me…


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