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AP® U.S. Government and Politics

New & Experienced Teachers

The goal of the APSI U.S. Government and Politics is for participants to be confident teaching a semester or year long AP U.S. Government and Politics course. This 4-day institute will break down all aspects of the course from skills needed to required content. In addition to College Board course description, pacing guides, sample exams, etc. presenter will provide personally generated classroom activities for all five units. Participants will model classroom activities and reflect on how to implement them with their students. New and experienced teachers will form collaborative network by sharing best practices.


Course Takeaways

  1. Align your instruction with the goals of the AP course.
  2. Identify the skills and knowledge that the exam will assess and identify the tasks and materials for which students might need more preparation.
  3. Draft a syllabus that meets the curricular requirements for the course.
  4. Make equitable access a guiding principle in designing instruction.

Additional Information

Experienced participants should bring a copy of their lesson plans in paper or digital form. A tablet/laptop is also recommended.