Originally written: March 7, 2019 (while I was in the classroom. I’ve left the original wording to help teachers) Updated: March 15, 2022 Check out the podcast link To start, my class is a semester long. This semester, I have 17 less instructional hours than I did from last semester. I am grappling with field […]Read More The Content Dragon
I woke up this morning and didn’t really know what to do with myself. That’s been the six years of the morning after the AP test feeling. In our district, movies are not the preferred use of class time over 20 minutes. Here are a few ideas for how to spend the time after the […]Read More 3 Project Ideas For After the AP Exam
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!
I have stated how much I love teaching the Supreme Court. It simply cannot be overstated. I could teach an entire semester on the subject, but alas I have a semester to get through the entire AP Government content. For example, this morning I listened to “Justice Neil Gorsuch, Live at America’s Town Hall” and […]Read More Federalist 78, the Judiciary, and an argumentative essay