AP Gov Test Prep in the Age of Coronavirus

CDC-coronavirus-image-23311-for-webAs this pandemic continues to unfold, I’m realizing that it just may serve as the best opportunity we will ever have to study of how government works (and doesn’t work).

To that end, I’m thinking ahead to the AP exam and thought of creating a simple, yet comprehensive, ongoing e-learning assignment which calls on students to connect all of the areas of government with the crisis.

I’ve used questions directly from the AP College Board as the prompts. Clearly, not all of the questions fit perfectly but enough do to make this a worthwhile activity.

Coronavirus- Making the Connection


Steps:

  1. Students copy assignment onto their own Google doc
  2. After competing assignment, students submit the link to their Google doc to teacher
  3. Teacher checks for inaccuracies and provides feedback for revision
  4. Teacher compiles a class list of student Google doc links
  5. Students study class responses

2 thoughts on “AP Gov Test Prep in the Age of Coronavirus

  1. Kinsey, Melissa

    Thanks for sharing! This is a wonderful lesson to draw connections between the past and current times.

    Mrs. Melissa Kinsey Washington Middle School 7th grade Social Studies, 6th grade Math, Math RtI, & Study Skills/Homework Club

    “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

    On Fri, Mar 20, 2020 at 7:43 AM Socrates Questions wrote:

    > Dan Fouts posted: “I’m starting to emerge from a state of shock to a state > of realization that this crisis just may serve as the best opportunity we > will ever have to study of how government works (and doesn’t work). To that > end, I’m thinking about the AP exam (if it ever ” >

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    1. Dan Fouts

      Hey Melissa, great to hear from you! Thanks.
      Your Eleanor Roosevelt quote is great… I’m using quotes to build SEL conversations. Let me know if you want to see some of them. You of all people would appreciate!

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