Week 2 Days 5-9 (2 block days) What was covered this week: Day 5: Signed up in MyAP (Not very user-friendly) and talked about the issues and compromises of the Constitutional Convention. (1.5) Day 6: Federalist 51 from MyAP and we listened to High Crimes and Misdemeanors (We did not do Clinton v. New York, […]Read More Teaching AP Government in a Shortened Semester- Week Two and I need some more coffee
This year, I’ve had the pleasure of being on the Bill of Rights Teacher Council. It’s a fun gig and I highly recommend working with this organization. With that being said, I was able to attend a colloquium on Liberty and Executive Power. The group of teachers was amazing and I had such a great […]Read More Pacificus and Helvidius– or Why Hamilton and Madison broke up.
John McCain has been the Arizona senator since I have lived in the great state of Arizona. Senator McCain is one of my favorite people, not only because he has had a cameo on Parks and Recreation, or that he’s a hero in my eyes, but because he is one of the people in Congress […]Read More For Whom The Bell Tolls- John McCain
Document Week 2018 has come to an end. My students killed it. I am so impressed. I am also so tired! We all became best friends with the trifecta we worked with, even if some students were reluctant at first. We capped off the week with Federalist_No._51 excerpts, and will begin next week with a comparison […]Read More Reflecting on “Document Week”
Factions. What are they? Why do we care? (ohmygoddoyouliveunderarock) Well, you should care. Even George Washington cared. I mean, not all factions are political parties, but all political parties are factions. And let’s be honest. Factions are a huge source of discontent in our nation today. Faction: a small, organized, dissenting group within a larger […]Read More Federalist 10
(Updated June 2021, Original Post July 2, 2018) It’s July 2nd which means I’m probably deep into John Adams (HBO) and muttering to myself that the REAL Independence Day is July 2nd. I digress. You can quote from the Declaration of Independence because, likely, your elementary school teacher made you memorize “We hold these truths […]Read More Declaration of Independence… or the 1776 Version of “She’s Just Not That Into You”…