Push Past the Boundaries

If you have ever heard of or considered National Board Certification, I urge you to read the latest blog post from the Standard written by yours truly entitled Push Past the Boundaries. I cannot overstate how much this process changed me. It let me become the teacher I have always wanted to be by opening […]

The State of the Union Twitter Party

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 […]

A Case for Reading The Whole Document- Letter From A Birmingham Jail

  Documents used: Letter to Martin Luther King A Group of Clergyman (1963) Required Document: Letter from a Birmingham City Jail (1963) (Annotations) Background documents (if you have time or students are lacking background) What the Black Man Wants Frederick Douglass (1865) Nonviolence and Jim Crow Bayard Rustin (1942) I originally did this lesson with […]

My favorite podcasts for AP Government

I absolutely love podcasts! I can listen while I’m driving or out for a walk. I love having my students listen to them as well. I often assign them outside of class, but sometimes we will listen to them if they are short and meaningful. It’s also helpful for my auditory learners or for students […]