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Over the course of a few days, this Congress simulation will allow your class understand and practice how a bill becomes law much like the U.S. Congress makes laws. Students will need to address the concerns of voters and concerned citizens, of each
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This activity is designed for AP Government and Politics students to work in groups to determine the validity or public opinion polls. Students are presented FIVE real-world public opinion polls. While all of the polls cover different topics and
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This product is a simple handout that can serve as a mini-lesson on the Stock Market Crash that led to the Great Depression. To help students grasp the otherwise difficult economic concepts of the Stock Market Crash, this handout tells a story of
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This organizational chart helps students analyze political advertisements over the course of American television and now onto the internet. Using this product, students will watch presidential campaign commercials from the 1952 election between
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This product develops class debates about topics surrounding World War I. Students are broken into pairs for further primary-source research and debate against others in front of the class. Meanwhile, the audience participates with follow-along
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This test about the foundation and origins of American Government, which includes an Answer Key for teachers, has a variety of different types of questions: multiple choice, matching, reading passage, and political cartoon analysis. There are 54
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This product utilizes primary source documents to analyze the type of work that the US House of Representatives handles on any given day. It compares the ACTUAL minutes and journals from the Congress on January 19th 1791 and the Congress from March
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This web activity is a short, quick way to preview the events highlighted in Lee Daniels' The Butler. I love showing the movie in Civics, Government, and US History classes because it highlights (through the difference of opinion between the father
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This product is a twenty-slide PowerPoint designed for AP Government and Politics classes complete with teacher's lecture notes for each slide. These lecture notes include additional information, explanation and examples. Despite the fact that this
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This worksheet is aligned with standards to improve students' visual literacy. Students make note of both the symbols and the symbolism in cartoons. This package features James Madison's 6 Principles of the Constitution by asking students to analyze
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This worksheet is aligned with standards to improve students' visual literacy. Students make note of both the symbols and the symbolism in cartoons. This package features cartoons focusing on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 8th Amendments to
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This worksheet is aligned with standards to improve students' visual literacy. Students make note of both the symbols and the symbolism in cartoons. If you are interested in this product, please consider purchasing my "6 Principles of the
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In this Congress Simulation, students become members of Congress as they attempt put what they've learned about how a bill becomes a law into practice! Students write their own bills, elect party leaders, committee leaders, chamber leaders, run both
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This product is a simple calendar template. Each month, simply edit the calendar by typing in the correct dates where the fall during the month. This is intended for student distribution but could also be helpful for lesson planning and unit
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

American Government // A.P. Government and Politics // World History Honors // US History

MY TEACHING STYLE

I am a student-centered, skill based educator.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Curriculum Writer for the Illinois State Board of Education 2013-Present 2011 Maroon Apple Teacher Award Winner, LTHS Foundation 2007 U-High Innovative Developments in Education Award (University of Iowa)

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

I received my undergraduate degree in Political Science and received my master's degree in Educational Organization and Leadership. I am currently working towards my doctorate in education.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Broadway enthusiast.