Teaching AP Government in a Shortened Semester- Week Six The Bureaucracy

Posting a bit early this week, but we have block day and a three day weekend coming!  Week 6, Days 24-28 I always think of the scene from Zootopia when I teach the bureaucracy. What was covered this week: Day 24- Lecture on the bureaucracy (Very simple. I was more focused on having them work […]

Teaching AP Government in a Shortened Semester: Week Four, Impeachment, and an absence

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 […]

Teaching AP Government in a Shortened Semester- Unit Two Resources on Congress

I’ve divided this unit into three pieces, starting with Congress during the same week the impeachment trial is occurring which means I will take time each day to discuss where we are at in the trial as it relates to the curriculum. This one has been a challenge for me because I used to spend […]

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, […]

Teaching AP Government in a Shortened Semester- Week One- The Declaration, Brutus I, and Fed 10

Week 1, Days 1-4 (No school on Monday, teacher “workday” aka meetings, but we have 2 block days) What was covered this week: Day 1: Administrative and housekeeping items. New kids. Day 2/3 (Block Days): Readings (Hobbes, Locke, and Jefferson) and the Analytical Reading that includes Federalist 10 and Brutus I from AP Classroom. The […]

Teaching AP Government in a Shortened Semester- Unit One Resources

To start off the series, I wanted to make a resource page; for myself, for my students, and for any teacher out there who needs it. This is what I will be drawing from as I plan this unit. Today, I took all the stickies off my CED and put the information in a document. […]