Posting a bit early this week, but we have block day and a three day weekend coming! Week 6, Days 24-28 I always think of the scene from Zootopia when I teach the bureaucracy. What was covered this week: Day 24- Lecture on the bureaucracy (Very simple. I was more focused on having them work […]Read More Teaching AP Government in a Shortened Semester- Week Six The Bureaucracy
Week 5, Days 19-23 What was covered this week: Day 19- Discussion of the Iowa Caucus and beginning Supreme Revenge. Supreme Revenge: this is an excellent look at the Senate’s role in confirmation hearings and how it’s changed since Robert Bork. *Warning- this does look at Anita Hill’s testimony as well as Dr. Blasey-Ford. It […]Read More Teaching AP Government in a Shortened Semester- Week Five, Iowa, SOTU, and the end of the impeachment trial.
Week 4, Days 14-18 What was covered this week: Day 14- Quantitative Analysis FRQ review as a class as a warm-up (My students struggled and we will be looking at this more) As an activity, students made flow charts or cartoons about how the legislative process using the Library of Congress as their resource. Days […]Read More Teaching AP Government in a Shortened Semester: Week Four, Impeachment, and an absence
Enduring Understandings: The presidency has been enhanced beyond its expressed constitutional powers. Related Posts: Congress and the President The American Presidency AP Writing Skills: Concept Application Data Analysis Argumentative Writing Required Documents: Federalist 70 22nd Amendment Key Vocabulary: Part II: President Cabinet member Ambassador White House Staff Appointment Powers Expressed Powers Implied Powers Inherent Powers […]Read More Teaching AP Government in a Shortened Semester-Unit Two Resources for the Presidency
Week 3, Days 10-13 What was covered this week: Day 10- How the Senate Impeachment Trial Will Work and a discussion on the process. It’s so weird that my senior year of high school was when the Clinton impeachment and now I’m teaching it to seniors. Days 11/12 (Block Day) Congress Lecture and Budget Reader. […]Read More Teaching AP Government in a Shortened Semester- Week Three: Congress and Impeachment
I’ve divided this unit into three pieces, starting with Congress during the same week the impeachment trial is occurring which means I will take time each day to discuss where we are at in the trial as it relates to the curriculum. This one has been a challenge for me because I used to spend […]Read More Teaching AP Government in a Shortened Semester- Unit Two Resources on Congress