Teaching AP Government in a Shortened Semester- Week Two and I need some more coffee

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, […]

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Discussing Citizens United

Oh campaign finance. The wonderful world. {take a deep breath and continues to pretend it’s super fun!} *I take 2 regular and 1 block day for this. On Friday, I assigned Citizens United v. FEC. They are not writing the DBQ, but using the documents (including Federalist 10) to prepare for a Socratic discussion on […]

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Reflecting on “Document Week”

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 […]

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Federalist 10

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 […]

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