We are in unprecedented times. It’s uncertain. And many are wondering what we are going to do for the AP test. As someone who has a chronic illness, I think about MY extended absences a lot, and have safeguards built-in for days I need to be gone. We have one more week of our scheduled […]Read More Extended School Absences/Closures
Week 9, Days 38-42 What was covered this week: Day 38: Lecture on political socialization. Day 39: We took a multiple-choice AP practice exam as a marker for our more than halfway point. I used the exams on Albert.io, but there are a plethora of tests out there. Day 40/41: Students really needed to […]Read More Teaching AP Government in a Shortened Semester- Week Nine Practice Exams and SPRING BREAK!
This is a little later than usual, but it’s been a crazy week! Unit Four the bane of my existence, mostly because I don’t have a lot of resources and I’m usually burnt out at this point. Week 8, Days 33-37 What was covered this week: Day 33: We took a political ideology test, put […]Read More Teaching AP Government in a Shortened Semester- Week Eight- Polling, and Applied Civics Project
Podcasts are my jam. There are so many amazing resources out there, and I want to make sure I can teach in a way that doesn’t short the students or overload them. I often recommend podcasts to my students as well as documentaries to watch outside of school for extra learning opportunities and figured that […]Read More Teaching AP Government in a Shortened Semester- Collection of Podcasts
I teach AP Government in a semester, which is fine first semester. I relish in 92 days to teach the curriculum. I wish I had a year, but I have fine-tuned the semester and feel good about it. That was until I looked at my second semester. Between three holidays, a two-week break, FIVE late […]Read More Teaching AP Government in a Shortened Semester- Introduction
Besides teaching AP Government, I also teach 8th grade. In one of my classes, I have 31 students and the other has 10. Every time we do class discussions, I have to really figure out how to vary the instruction to allow all students to talk and learn. This also allows me to try new […]Read More Teaching how to write better argumentative essays in AP Government