By: F5 History
Dear Mr. Bishop,
We hope you open this letter like Glasnost opened the USSR politically. We also hope that, as you read this, you are not Hungary as the people of the Hungarian revolution.
We are very grateful for everything you did for us over our two years of IGCSE history, especially for making our lessons more enjoyable as you motivated us with (long-awaited) jokes throughout the semester. From screaming "Anschluss" in a funny accent, to comparing Brezhnev to Jabba The Hutt, no other class would have been the same, and not even the 6.6 billion pounds of the Treaty of Versailles would have made us want to change teachers.
Although you may disagree with us -- like Clemenceau and Woodrow Wilson disagreed — we think that giving you a hairbrush for your luscious hair was the best secret Santa gift you could have received. Also, we hope that you were are as proud of our Abyssinian Crisis Play as Nixon was of his "Peace with Honour" policy.
As we plotted this letter like Khrushchev plotted his secret speech, we hope you do not find it surprising that we chose to write about our lessons. Additionally, as we investigated who was to blame for the Cold War, we also wonder, which Cambridge examiner was to blame for the difficulty of our exams?
Finally, as we did in Form 4 through Teams, we would like to thank you for everything you did for our class, IGCSE history would not have been the same without your lessons!
P.S: We still think your classroom would look better with a popcorn machine!