When you are short on time, need a sub plan, or simply want a good assessment that is not a multiple choice test, consider using primary sources such as the State of the Union. They are usually chock full of great examples of political ideology, roles of the President, and powers of the President. I […]Read More Roles of the President, Political ideology, and the State of the Union
If you are feeling super overwhelmed, are new to AP Gov, or just need some inspiration, start here!Read More New to AP Government? Start here!
“Can I do extra credit to raise my grade?” I hated this question so much as a teacher. It required me to do more work and sometimes felt like it wasn’t a good practice. For a few years, I offered no extra credit because I didn’t have the capacity to grade anymore than I already […]Read More Reframing Extra Credit
Last year, around this time, I was looking at my calendar for Spring 2020 and knew I needed a solid plan because my semester was short (to the test), and I needed to make the best of my time. Add in the usual college visits, random Arizona illnesses, and other things my days would have […]Read More Teaching AP Government Resource Round Up
I will never forget the day after the 2016 election. I’ve discussed how burnt out I was that year, trying to keep up with all of the news, integrate it into my classroom, and make sure my students learned the assigned curriculum. You can see in the picture; some students have an electoral college map […]Read More Lesson Ideas for the Day After the Election
“Don’t be the person who knows everything. Be the person who wants to know more. “Read More Socratic Discussion in a Virtual World