Week 9, Days 38-42
What was covered this week:
Day 40/41: Students really needed to practice concept analysis and quantitative FRQs. We started the class period with a video from Jenifer Hitchcock from LovGov on quantitative analysis! Her videos on FRQs are amazing and I’m so happy that she created the resource for us.
Students took notes on the video and then we jumped right into some practice. I used the FRQs from the Course Audit, so I am not able to share them.
Students worked in pairs to complete the FRQs. This works for my students because they are able to discuss and work through with another student. (I gave them about 40 minutes per the recommendation on the test)
Students then traded with another pair and we looked through the rubrics as a class.
Here is the slideshow I used. If you are interested in more, I wrote about argumentative essays as well as how to write a thesis.
Day 42: This was an assembly day and the day before a two-week break. We spent time discussing the results of Super Tuesday, what super delegates are, and why Arizona has a presidential preference instead of a primary.
Outside the classroom work: No homework this week or over the break. I am a firm believer in breaks. I wrote about it here.
Overall reflection: I am very happy to have a two-week break and really consider what I need to do when we return. I’ll be fighting 5 late starts (which shrink class times).
Days Left Until the AP Test: 28 class days, with 5 late starts and my absences for 3 of them. I have two more units to teach and want to spend the last week reviewing content and writing.
Current Mood: I mean, it’s Spring Break…
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