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This full unit is meant to support instruction for the first unit of the AP Government and Politics curriculum. This includes formative assessments, unit & lesson plans, answer keys, activities, and instructional materials. This is used in a
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Don't know what to do for Constitution Day? It's right around the corner! September 17th, to be exact! This lesson plan is a fun game to play with kids that allows them to be competitive, to learn collaboratively, and to win prizes. Works well
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This is a ready to rock unit full of plug and play activities. Two 2-page summary articles on special interest and campaign finance. Up-to-date with history and legislation, constitutional authority, court cases, and content for the AP exam.
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This is a stand alone handout that simply explains how to take notecards. It starts with an explanation of how to create and organize source cards, and then walks students through an example of a note card, including guiding questions, summaries,
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This lesson plan, which covers about 2 hours of class time, covers the economics behind affording college today as well as how to afford living with college debt. Students will independently research college costs, rankings of colleges based on
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My goal every year is to matriculate a new crop of Constitutional scholars. This is the key tool I use in my classroom to do so. This is something I tell my kids to hold on to, and we pull it out of their binders almost daily. I have this broken
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Magically have your kids turn the major cases into a work of art to be shared out with the rest of your school! Included in this lesson plan is an example of PBL... kids working collaboratively in groups to research, analyze, and synthesize major
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Students will work together to research either individually or as teams the various philosophical origins of the United States Constitution. Using a template, students are assigned to research a specific document, individual, or culture that
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Are you familiar with Taboo? You're given a concept, and you have to describe or define it while avoiding certain terms? Now you can do this with key Supreme Court case precedent. A great review for the AP exams, or cases in general. Includes the
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Whoa, this one is a doozy. In addition to a day by day unit plan, this includes the following: 1. Class notes on structure of presidency and presidential powers. 2. Reading activity on Federalist 70 (with answers) 3. Activity examining formal
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Covering the Court can be a daunting task, but we make it easy by going to the SCOTUS justices themselves to explore the concepts of Judicial philosophy. These two handouts examine Majority, Concurring, and Dissenting Opinions to find judicial
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Using excerpts from primary source documents, students will get to evaluate different possible clauses to the Constitution that touch upon similar issues. The debates from the Constitutional Convention through today will come alive! Students will
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I find that students have a hard time analyzing the different interpretations of the Constitution that each branch may have, so I created this single resource that condenses all this information into one reference sheet. My kids love it; hopefully
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This full unit is meant to support instruction for the political socialization and public opinion unit of the AP Government and Politics curriculum. This includes formative assessments, unit & lesson plans, answer keys, activities, and
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Voting! It's fun and mental! But don't get bogged down in planning a whole unit. Use this to streamline voting into one or two days. Here is what you get with this unit. 1.) A clear and concise history of voting, complete with Constitutional
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This full unit is meant to support Edwards' Government In America (15th Edition), but can be retrofitted for any publisher. (Email me for a word copy after purchasing your copy!) This includes full lesson plans that reflect standards-based grading
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UPDATED FOR 2016! Your kids get to choose from three of nine activities, all which cause kids to evaluate the State of the Union message. Some of the activities are digital and require kids to have a Twitter account, some of them require access
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This game is good for any time of the year, but great during March Madness time as a REVIEW for AP GOPO or any other derivation thereof. Students compare various clauses of the Constitution to determine which is the most important, based on
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This handout is intended to help students create an annotated bibliography. It is specifically tailored to a public policy research project; if you purchase this and you would like a more generic version, please contact me. I can work with you. It
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This full unit is meant to support instruction for the Civil Rights and Liberties unit of the AP Government and Politics curriculum. This includes formative assessments, unit & lesson plans, answer keys, activities, and instructional
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I have been teaching since 2003. My experience is wide ranging, as are the communities I have served. 2003-2006 Fifth Grade Self Contained Teacher (Math, Geography, Spelling and Grammar, English, and Science) 2006-2007 Sixth Grade World History, Seventh Grade US History I, Eighth Grade US History II 2007-present AP Government, Honors US Government, with occasional classes taught in World History I, USHistory, Sociology, and Current Affairs.

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