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Activity used in AP Psychology for 5 years and has lead to average scores above 4 each year. Appropriate for non-AP as well. Students pick a celebrity/fictional personality to case study over a 2 week period. Each student, then, assesses that
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Essential Question: What responsibilities do citizens have in a democratic style government? Includes: Complete lesson plan, introductory grabber, PowerPoint Slide Show, partnered practice, and a worksheet that allows students to individually
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Includes complete lesson plan, introductory grabber, all needed documents for activity, and follow up quiz. Lesson allows students to analyze and compare the Declaration of Independence, Common Sense, and the Social Contract. The lesson is designed
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Includes complete lesson plan, introductory grabber, all needed scaffolding, press conference activity, follow up quiz and individual writing assessment. Students will be divided into groups to become an expert on one of the four philosophers.
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A great activity to start exploration of psychological disorders. Students are given a list of disorder categories and a variety of disorders that match to those categories. Their task is to simply match them up using online resources and/or the
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Essential Question: How do the Constitution and Bill of Rights impact the lives of Americans? Essential Question: Why are the Constitution and Bill of Rights important to me? This culminating project will relate the three branches of government
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Essential Question: How have governments evolved throughout history? Includes: Complete lesson plan, introductory grabber, PowerPoint Slide Show, pair and share review, and the creation of a brochure in Microsoft Publisher. The brochure will
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In this lesson students will analyze and answer questions on several slave trade documents. After working through the passages on the slave ships, captains, Middle Passage journey, and the arrival of slave in the colonies- students will create a
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This activity is an updated version of a previously uploaded activity to correspond with the new DSM 5. Students choose a famous person (real or not) to study, which must be approved by the teacher (encourage them to pick people who are
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13 Matching quizzes are included in one Word document. The first of these includes standards 1 & 2, while each of the rest include one standard per quiz. The vocabulary chosen for each of these was carefully chosen to best represent the
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First Section: match type of power to its' definition (implied, enumerated, reserved, concurrent, and denied) Second Section: Students must match the individual powers to the appropriate government (National, State, or Both). Examples include:
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This is a Slide Show example of the Public Personality Case Study Activity for Abnormal Psychology and Treatment. The example is on Walter White, a character from "Breaking Bad" It is essential to show a model of student work if we expect students
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This is a culminating project on human memory for a cognition unit in psychology class. This can be used in a college prep. course, but is also well suited for the AP Psychology curriculum. The project forces students to use a method of enhancing
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This product includes a list of all standards in the American Government course in Georgia broken down into the exact items needed to be mastered in order to ace the SLO Exam. These are broken into 6 units of study, all of which are included, and
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This quiz matches the DSM 5, the matching activity already uploaded, and the latest addition of the Public Personality Case Study uploaded. It is a simple quiz that asks students to write the name of the described disorder.
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This activity guides students through making a model of the human brain. The project calls for 15 items to be depicted on the model and a key. These include all 4 lobes, 3 areas on the brainstem, 3 parts of the limbic system, 2 speech areas, and
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This is an AP Exam Review Material! This is a graphic organizer that involves the full analysis of 15 famous psychological experiments. In my opinion, these are the 15 most important experiments to understand in order to perform well on the AP
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This project serves as a great culmination of all topics students need to understand on the topic of memory to be prepared for the AP Exam, though it can be easily modified for a normal psychology course. Students will create a presentation under
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This is an AP Exam Review Material It is a graphic organizer for 37 different major theorists from throughout the course. There are 2 additional blanks at the end for students to choose perhaps lesser known theorists that are not included as well.
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In this project, students will apply their knowledge on classical and operant conditioning as they apply the methods of these two types of learning to training a dog to perform two tricks of choice. They will document the progress of the dog's
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Ryan and Robyn Slay have a combined 20 years of Social Studies experience at the high school level. Ryan began teaching in 2002 and has taught American Government, U.S. History, World History, AP Psychology, and College Prep Psychology. Robyn began teaching in 2011 after working on the Teaching American History Grant with Auburn University; helping teachers develop more authentic and engaging lessons. She has experience in American Government, U.S. History, AP U.S. History, and World History.

MY TEACHING STYLE

We believe in student centered learning with a focus on authentic tasks and inquiry based learning. Our lessons will involve very little lecture format, but focus more on cooperative learning and real world tasks to relate the material to today's students.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

Ryan won Teacher of the Year in 2012 and received an award from The National Society of High School Scholars in 2006. Ryan currently holds the position of assistant department head at his school. Ryan's classroom was also selected to be visited by the State Superintendent in 2009. Robyn was awarded an assistantship at Auburn University to work on the Teaching American History Grant.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

Ryan Slay graduated from Auburn University in 2002 with a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Social Studies Education. Ryan has also completed his Master's Degree in Accomplished Teaching from Columbus State University in 2012. Robyn Slay graduated from Auburn University in 2010 with a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Social Studies Education. Robyn also completed her Master's Degree from Auburn University in Secondary Social Studies Education in 2012.

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Despite teaching at a "low income" school, Ryan's AP Psychology students have maintained an Exam score above 4 for 4 years. Only 2 students not make scores of 5 last year, though they both scored 4.

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