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!
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
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
After giving notes on the presidency, I wanted to really show students how it works in action today and historically. Here are a few ways I did so. I also discuss the American Presidency in another post. I used a block day and a day for these in total. If you are curious about my […]Read More Congress and the President
Article II, Section 3 “He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient…” Well, this State of the Union address has been mired by the government shutdown and a disinvite to the chambers […]Read More The State of the Union Twitter Party