Assessment, Foundations of American Democracy, Required Documents, Teaching Tips

Creating infographics using Brutus I and Federalist 10

Last week, I was in Philadelphia for NCC First Amendment Summer Teacher Institute. It was incredible, however I also had to miss my second week of school. I do hate being gone, especially when we are trying to establish our community. I’ve been so lucky this year because my students are engaged, interested, and incredible.

As I was gone for a week (and the week I teach Fed 10 and Brutus I). Since I wasn’t going to be there for my normal Document Week, and only have a semester I had to get creative.

I used a few days for students to go over the Analytical Reading (available on your AP account) that goes over Brutus I and Federalist 10. (Which I’ve appreciated!)

Then I gave them their Unit One Project and let them go.

Here is what I got: (shared with student permission)

Fed10

Brutus I

Brutus 1

 

This was a great way for me to assess their knowledge on the documents while I was gone and adjust instruction for my return!

3 thoughts on “Creating infographics using Brutus I and Federalist 10”

  1. Hi Elizabeth,

    I’m a follower of yours from Santa Barbara, CA. Thank you for all the great resources, lessons, and ideas you share so freely. One question for you regarding your awesome infographic assignment – I love Piktochart and Canva but find that my students get frustrated with the formatting, etc. and get bogged down in the platform & design rather than truly engaging in the content of the assignments. I notice your three examples are all of very similar designs. Did you create a stock template and allow them copy/insert their appropriate information, or did these three just happen to be the same? I would love to assign something similar, but would love a way to scaffold the design portion for my less tech savvy kids.

    Thanks for your time,

    Bethany Bodenhamer

    On Fri, Aug 9, 2019 at 8:55 AM Teaching AP Government and Politics wrote:

    > Elizabeth Schley, NBCT posted: “Last week, I was in Philadelphia for NCC > First Amendment Summer Teacher Institute. It was incredible, however I also > had to miss my second week of school. I do hate being gone, especially when > we are trying to establish our community. I’ve been so lucky t” >

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    1. Hi Bethany! I did not create a stock template, but I think that’s an amazing idea to do so! Since I wasn’t at school with them, I made sure to create groups in hopes that they would help each other. I did have students use PowerPoint slides instead because they were more familiar with them.

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