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1 Lake County Schools Investing In Excellence! College and Career Readiness Academic Services April 2013

2 AP Seminar For AP Government and Politics: US WELCOME Academic Services April 2013

3 Community Builder: Just like me….. 1.One person begins introducing themselves to the group 2.When another person in the audience hears something the previous person shared that is “just like them” the chime in say “ that’s just like me” 3.The person that chimed in saying “ that’s just like me begins introducing themselves starting with the connection from the previous person. 4.Repeat step 2 and 3 until all members in the audience have introduced themselves.

4 Students will share with the class one strategy or tip they will use on exam day I DO Instructor will review the 21st Centry skills and AP success stats with students and make a conncetion to the AP Seminar Instructor will review specific content for AP course of study WE DO Instructor and students will utilize test taking strategies to answer multiple choice and free response answers YOU DO Students will utilize materials from the AP Seminar to study for AP exam April 6 & April Learning Goal : Learners will understand and implement effective test taking strategies for passing AP exams. Objective Learners will: utilize content knowledge learned in AP courses coupled with effective test taking strategies to increase pass rate by completing practice AP test questions Bellwork: Community Builder Strategic Plan Goal # 1 Increased Student Achievement NEXT STEPS: 1.Utilize new learning and implement on AP exam 2.Continue to study for AP exam Benchmarks: Exit Activity Essential Question: How do we revolutionize the way we teach, lead, and learn for 21 st century success? Common Language: Advanced Placement Effective Strategies

5 21 st Century Skills Tony Wagner, The Global Achievement Gap 1. Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 2. Collaboration and Leadership 3. Agility and Adaptability 4. Initiative and Entrepreneurialism 5. Effective Oral and Written Communication 6. Accessing and Analyzing Information 7. Curiosity and Imagination Academic Services

6 Positive Statistics Hurray Lake County Schools Lake County Schools…. –Named to the College Board District Honor Roll

7 Content Overview In groups of 3-4 students, review the packet for Unit 1: Constitutional Underpinnings. –Whatever you are unfamiliar with, write the terms on the board. –When finished, sit down so I know you are done.

8 Content Overview In groups of 3-4 students, review the packet for Unit 2: Political Beliefs and Behaviors. –Whatever you are unfamiliar with, write the terms on the board. –When finished, sit down so I know you are done.

9 Content Overview In groups of 3-4 students, review the packet for Unit 3: Political Parties, Interest Groups, Mass Media –Whatever you are unfamiliar with, write the terms on the board. –When finished, sit down so I know you are done.

10 Content Overview In groups of 3-4 students, review the packet for Unit 4: Institutions of Government. –Whatever you are unfamiliar with, write the terms on the board. –When finished, sit down so I know you are done.

11 Content Overview In groups of 3-4 students, review the packet for Unit 4: Public Policy. –Whatever you are unfamiliar with, write the terms on the board. –When finished, sit down so I know you are done.

12 Content Overview In groups of 3-4 students, review the packet for Unit 5: Civil Liberties and Civil Rights –Whatever you are unfamiliar with, write the terms on the board. –When finished, sit down so I know you are done.

13 Strategies and Practice: Multiple Choice 45 minutes to complete 60 questions. You do not get punished for incorrect answers… so answer them all. 50% of the overall exam grade –Test is normed, so the passing % changes from year to year. –Usually between 45% and 60% right will get you to pass.

14 Strategies and Practice: Free Response 100 minutes to finish 4 questions. –Each FRQ is worth 25%, regardless of the points in the question. –Usually cross units and/or look for analysis of political relationships. GIVE EXAMPLES OF EVERYTHING DO NOT USE “THE GOVERNMENT”, be specific in what branch. Graders look for the correct answer, even if you write the wrong stuff.

15 Strategies and Practice: Free Response One Practice FRQ from the 2012 Released Exam –If time, full 25 minutes to write, review as class. How to count points Differences between explain, describe, identify.

16 Exit Activity With a shoulder partner, turn and talk about one strategy you will utilize on your AP exam and why.

17 Lake County Schools Investing In Excellence! College and Career Readiness Academic Services April 2013


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