Period 5 – Stimulus Based Multiple Choice and Short Answer

I’m almost there!  This is my latest set of APUSH Stimulus Based Multiple Choice, and I’m only one set away from a full test bank.  I’m very excited about finishing these, and then having a nice full set of extra questions to use for my classes.  I use these on tests, but I also use

Standards Based Grading in Middle School

Edited to note that while this post was written for Social Studies, these practices can carry over easily to any other subject. Both the Math and the ELA teacher at my grade level have adopted very similar practices.  I’ve already written about my new grading practices for AP U.S. History.  I wanted to make sure

Period 4 APUSH Stimulus Based Multiple Choice

I’ve finished another batch of Multiple Choice!  This set includes 40 stimulus based multiple choice and 4 short answer for the Period 4 section of the APUSH exam.  Again, these took me some time, and I thought carefully about every questions written.  I’ve recently posted them on teachers pay teachers, and you can find them

AP U.S. History Period 3 – Stimulus Based Multiple Choice

Here’s my latest batch of Stimulus Based multiple choice for the new AP Exam.  I’m going to level with you – these are still really difficult to write.  With the way the AP structures their questions, the possible answers are very restrictive.  To write proper questions, the answers really need to be embedded within the

Period 1-2 AP U.S. History – Stimulus Based Multiple Choice

I finally finished my most recent test bank of multiple choice questions.  These questions can be used to test period 1 and 2 of the new APUSH exam.  Check them out, and let me know what you think!  You can find them on my teacherspayteachers store at the following link – APUSH Period 1 and

Standards Based Grading in AP U.S. History (APUSH)

Last year I attended a workshop by Rick Wormlei.  Over the years I’ve been a teacher, I’ve developed a hesitancy and “leeriness”of any and all workshop presenters.  I’ve been to enough bad workshops over the years, and sometimes, they were just awful. This workshop blew away all of my expectations.  Wormlei was engaging, and interesting,

Period 9 – Stimulus Based Multiple Choice and Short Answer Questions – APUSH History

I recently published another set of Stimulus Based Multiple Choice for AP U.S. History.  This set is designed for Period 9.  Please check them out on TpT, and let me know what you think through feedback.  I will be publishing many more for the 2016-2017 year, so check back for more!

Period 8 – AP U.S. History Stimulus Based Multiple Choice and Short Answer Questions

I’ve published my first set of stimulus based multiple choice.  This set has 40 multiple choice questions, 4 short answer questions, and they’re all based on the key concepts for period 8.  Check them out at this location – APUSH – Period 8 – Stimulus Based Multiple Choice – Test Questions – Test Bank.  

The Best Inquiry Based Social Studies Lesson Plans on the Web

As you begin to learn about inquiry based Social Studies education, you might find the quality pre-written inquiries are hard to come by.  In the post, I’ve collected the best that the internet currently has to offer.     1. Who Built America? This website is specifically focused on Social History, so their inquiries have a

APUSH – Stimulus Based Multiple Choice – Sentence Stems

When the new AP exam was released, one of my most immediate frustrations was the lack of available test questions.  They released one exam (which was then released to the public), and other test questions were released very slowly.  As part of my frustration, I decided that I would need to write my own question