the class itself is very nice, but towards the end of the year the homework can be overwhelming. if you participate in extracurriculars then you will be up until the early morning working on her take home quizzes, which are due every other day (from what I remember) and can have upwards of 100 questions. she gives you the quizzes in advance, but if you are involved its easy to forget about them until the night before. she uses videos that can sometimes be upsetting, but in any history class that's not uncommon. she uses modern concepts to explain history very well and is an amazing teacher. if you have Ms Bay, my advice is to start working on those quizzes the day you get them, because they will always catch up to you.
Mrs. Bedell is the sweetest and most caring teacher, but she will not let anyone mistake her kindness as weakness. She is extremely intelligent in her field and knows exactly what you need to hear to succeed. Sometimes she will assign a lot of work. All of her work is reasonable, however. This is the type of class where you have to stay motivated. Her tests and quizzes are all fair, and reviewed extensively. Mrs Bedell uses fun and crafty lesson plans sometimes as review that are useful and organized for studying. Overall if you show her respect, you will get it back. I really enjoyed my year with Mrs Bedell.