Students are given the following assignment.
Welcome to the field of education! You and your partner(s) are applying for a new position in the class….the wonderful, exciting, thrilling, challenging, role of a high school (AP) Government teacher.
Each group is given a specific topic over Congress: gerrymandering, non-legislative powers of congress, and committee structure/work. They are instructions regarding how to plan a successful lesson. Together with a partner, they construct a lesson to turn into you.
You select the winning team and viola! They present it to the class. I've done this lesson for years and I've always been thrilled to see how creative they can be, plus they know the material later too!