Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Teaching Ideas

Some people have been asking about teaching plans.

Ten years ago I wrote 40 teaching plans for The Center for Learning. I was paid for the work back then and I do not earn royalties from sales.

All the lessons require student activity, there are no lecture notes. But, following the Center for Leaning's outline, each lesson includes objectives, "Notes to the Teacher," procedural instructions, and a rubric.

Lessons include handouts that can be duplicated (or you can buy a separate volume of handouts). Some things are undoubtedly outdated (especially statistics), but most of those can be pretty easily updated (even by your students).

You can purchase this book directly from The Center for Learning or from Social Studies School Service.  

Now, somebody out there is ambitious and creative enough to redo, revise and/or update this collection of teaching plans. Maybe you can organize a team of readers from your table in June to share the work. The Center for Learning concentrates these days on producing on-line lessons. 

If you're a classroom teacher and interested in this project, contact The Center for Learning.  E-mail to  access@centerforlearning.org

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Teaching Comparative blog entries are indexed. Use the search box to look for country names or concept labels attached to each entry.

What You Need to Know 7th edition is ready to help.

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Just The Facts! 2nd edition is a concise guide to concepts, terminology, and examples that will appear on May's exam.

Just The Facts! is available. Order HERE.

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The Comparative Government and Politics Review Checklist.

Two pages summarizing the course requirements to help you review and study for the final and for the big exam in May. . It contains a description of comparative methods, a list of commonly used theories, a list of vital concepts, thumbnail descriptions of the AP6, and a description of the AP exam format. $2.00. Order HERE.

What You Need to Know: Teaching Tools, the original version and v2.0 are available to help curriculum planning.



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