English History: The course, History 1280, was a thorough and complex analysis of the leaders and societal themes of England from the years 1529-1660. The material demanded a great amount of reading and individualized research to respond to the weekly papers, and to participate fully in the whole-class discussions. It was at a much greater depth of knowledge than would ever be demanded in a high school classroom, but most critically taught the historical skills which would then be translated in assessing and analyzing future historical works. Using close reading on dense historical texts and synthesizing those multiple texts on the same topic to create a concrete argument were both skills practiced within this course. In the future, I would only recommend this course to someone with a great distinct interest in English history as its specificity limited the amount of content that would translate into a high school course. No sources or scaffolding was provided on lectures, so although I will add my class notebook into my resources moving forward, I would have loved to receive access to more sources and materials to make the content more accessible moving forward.