Teaching AP Government in a Shortened Semester- Week Nine Practice Exams and SPRING BREAK!

Week 9, Days 38-42 What was covered this week:  Day 38: Lecture on political socialization. Day 39: We took a multiple-choice AP practice exam as a marker for our more than halfway point. I used the exams on Albert.io, but there are a plethora of tests out there.    Day 40/41: Students really needed to […]

Teaching how to write better argumentative essays in AP Government

Besides teaching AP Government, I also teach 8th grade. In one of my classes, I have 31 students and the other has 10. Every time we do class discussions, I have to really figure out how to vary the instruction to allow all students to talk and learn. This also allows me to try new […]

Writing a Collaborative FRQ

Every teacher has their own ways to teach FRQ writing for AP Government. When I taught APUSH with my team of 2 other teachers, I was the writing coach. It’s just something I’m good at. The other two gentleman are crazy content experts who would come in and wow the kids with their knowledge of […]