Saturday, August 16, 2014


Welcome to my website.  It is dedicated to the social studies classes that I will be teaching this year at American Preparatory Academy.  My hope is that it will become a great resource to students who are motivated to succeed.  Please explore and give any feedback that you have - are there any elements or features that would be useful?  E-mail me at, or just leave a comment.

Monday, April 21, 2014

12th Grade - Jon Stewart on the Bill of Rights

I am a big fan of Jon Stewart's The Daily Show.  While his language can be a little colorful at times, the analysis he provides of current political issues is usually pretty fair and can be really funny.

Click here to see a clip that he did after the Boston Marathon bombing last year that has to do with Unit 5 in We the People.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

8th Grade - Leave it To Beaver

Leave it to Beaver was a sitcom in the 1950s that illustrates the principle of the "nuclear family," a mom and a dad and their children living at home, Watch the clip below and note the differences between the Cleaver family and the types of family you see on TV today.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

12th Grade - Political Ideology and Parties

Don't forget to go to and take the political ideology test.  A print out of your results will be due this Friday.

Also, if you're still not quite sure what the answer to "What's a Democrat?" is, check out this video:

Saturday, March 15, 2014

12th Grade - Constitution USA

To view the rest of the Constitution USA episode you watched with the substitute, or to view other episodes in the series, click here.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014