He is my favorite teacher of all time. After his class, you barely have to try to get a 5 on the AP. Almost everyone loves him. His class is work but it is unforgettable.
Dr. Woodward is so enthusiastic about the class that you can't help but enjoy History. Although it is a lot of work, it teaches you so much. I would encourage anyone to take it.
one of the best classes in mccallie. but it is not so easy. Dr. Woodward knows a lot about the history and he inspires you.
Two things are certain in Dr. Woodward's class: You will work extremely hard, and you will learn an enormous amount. Dr. Woodward is a tremendous teacher who is always interested in teaching the topic and exploring new ideas.
My entire year seemed to center around him and his class. However, it was an enjoyable class and I am very glad to have taken it, despite its shortcoming (like not getting past the New Deal).
The only thing I got from this class is a (hopefully) good grade on the AP. We studied American history all year long, but then have an exam on a separate book that only mentions US. history, which is what we should be doing
The best class I've had at McCallie. Although there is a significant amount of reading, it really is not nearly as bad as others may make it out to be. If you are willing to spend 30 minutes a night, then you will crush theAP
Everyone said he was great. Then I finally had him, and we didn't even get to WWII...unless you consider watching a thirty minute movie an acceptable part of an AP class....
He's genuinely interested in his students and the course, but be prepared to do A TON of reading. His classes create a lot of stress, but he really prepares you for the AP. Really helpful in backwork.
Woodward is a very inteligent man. He knows his stuff and adds humor when appropriate. He gives so much information for APUSH. When taking the AP I felt I had an advantage because of him. Highly recommend his classes.
Dr. Woodward is a master. I took his AP US History class as a junior and easily got a 5. Take his classes at all costs!
Awesome teacher. He really knows his stuff. He will list off random books that pertain to the subject without even thinking. His political theory class is very reading intensive, but I know I learned a ton.
loved political theory class, really had great essay topics that made you think, pushes you intellectually, one of the smartest teachers ive ever had,
Woodward is easily one of my favorites. He has not only brought me to like history but has been a fine mentor when it was needed. Only praise.
I learned a lot in his class, although there was a massive amount of reading. However, whatever it took to keep up with this class was well worth the effort.
intense classroom enviroment provokes hard word, stimulates student discussion, and establishes a genuine interest in the subject. woodward keeps students engaged with humor, but maintains an unparalelled level of respect.
This class is a lot of work but it also teaches more than just history. Regardless of how good of a history student you are, Dr. Woodward provides ample opportunity to excel in the class and always makes himself available.
Dr. Woodward gives students every chance to succeed. He does the impossible by presenting the amazing amount of material and going beyond the text in the short time he has. He is a prime example of a professor.
Great teacher! I learned much from his class. The only problem was the Foner exam at the end of the year. Maybe if we went over it more during the year, or it was worth less it might have been fair.
this class is great however this year our class is being cheated due to an "exam" being given after the ap. we were never warned that a certain book would end up being worth 20% of our grade which is total B.S.
Very knowledgeable man of American History and loves what he does. Very engaging in class, and looks at History from multiple angles. Not a terribly hard class. Read Read Read!, and do the work.
apparently other students felt differently, but I thought I was left unprepared for the AP and SAT subject test. we shouldn't have had to cover the last few decades of history by watching a video in a "review" session
Throughout the year, Dr. Woodward is an engaging teacher who is able to convey succinctly both the breadth and depth of any historical concept.
One of the best at McCallie. He knows just about everything there is about APUS history and he is excellent at teaching. The class is hard, but completely worth every minute spent doing the work.
Dr. W is by far the best teacher at McCallie. His knowledge of history is remarkable, and his class is incredible, though a lot of work. He also prepares you extremely well for the AP exam and is helpful outside of class.
Dr. Woodward really inspires a love of history and a passion for current events. His class is informative and entertaining each day. I owe him a great debt that goes well beyond an AP US exam 5.
Woody is one of the best teachers you can have at McCallie. His knowledge and his enthusiasm for AP US History are amazing. But be prepared for A LOT of work. As for the AP exam, you will get a 4 or 5 if you do the work.
Dr. Woodward will make you laugh, make you cry, but above all will teach you history.
AP US with this man is an absolutely amazing experience! He is a great teacher, funny, cool, and brillant. Consider this class if you plan to attend college, because he will get you prepared, just bring a large 3 ring binder.
He knows his stuff and all background and realted information...... no question......funny deep cool but be ready to read and work
Dr. Woodward is a great teacher, but you have to be ready to work in his class. If you're lazy your grade will suffer. He'll definitely get you ready for college.
Political Theory: The content was not what was in the syllabus and we didn't have a clear direction. It didn't relate to our lives very well and I expected "modern" theorists(Marx)
Definitely knows his subject well. Intelligent and funny. There's never a shortage of material on any given topic, either. Not easy, but worth it.
Knows his stuff. Please, please, please consider his class
Woodward will definatly get you ready for the AP. The more recent history is light compared to the normal load, so you might need to study on your own. He's heavy on handouts.
Dr. Woodward is an excellent teacher who truly knows history. I had a great, but tough year in AP US.
a little more organization would be nice, i often find myself having to wade through alot of extraneous information. otherwise, he really preps you well for the AP
Because he has a vast knowledge of the complexities and ambiguities that are inherent in the study of history, it is sometimes difficult to get a straight answer from him. Rock on.
Very, very challenging teacher. The workload was sometimes ridiculous. Woodward is a wonderful teacher, at times it seemed like he was teaching straight from the AP test.
Dr. Woodward is not only incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about his field, but he also has a talent for passing that on to his students. Great Teach!
His Modern Political Theory class was extremely challenging, but it also was very thought provoking.The reading was difficult to understand, but very important.
Woody is a hard teacher, straight up. But he cares deeply about his subject and his students, and is always willing to help.
Obssesed with history which is a good thing i guess neat freak
Dr. Woodward is the smartest and most dedicated teacher to his students that I have ever known. His workload is challenging but eventually you will be thankful
His knowledge of the material is unrivaled. As a senior take this class 1st semester there's no slacking off in his class. he makes the material interesting
TONS of work, but you do learn a lot if you put some effort to it. Very smart, very interested and personable. Sometimes though I think he demands too much.
He sure knows how to make a class interesting, even when the subject material would otherwise make me want to run away. It's still not easy, but it's doable.
Assigns a lot of reading and paper-writing, but is an excellent and involved teacher.
Dr. Woodward presents the students with a challenging curriculim while keeping his class very enjoyable. Has a great sense of humor and always gives assistance
Knows more about his field than any human alive. Great to work with in seminar and one of the most accessible/genuinely concerned teachers I've ever seen.
Political Theory is an incredible class. Of all the classes that I've wasted my time in, I actually learned stuff in that room.