AP® Government US & Politics
July 24 - 27, 2017
James Madison High School, San Antonio, TX

The U.S. Government and Politics Institute is designed to help teachers organize an AP course in U.S. Government and Politics, select appropriate materials, determine course content and depth of mastery, provide techniques and strategies for teaching the course, and provide a better understanding of the AP exam (what to expect and how the free-response answers are graded).

We will:

  • examine broad content areas for units of study, including examining the New Curriculum Framework to be used in the course redesign;
  • suggest methods of organizing course content;
  • examine a bibliography of materials that can be used and how to incorporate these materials effectively;
  • demonstrate writing strategies to prepare students to write the free-response essay;
  • demonstrate strategies to use in the classroom;
  • model an AP Reading with sample essays from the 2017 AP test, explore ways to save time, discuss motivation, and help participants determine individual action plans;
  • examine the New Exam Format.

The instructor will model an AP Reading with sample essays from the 2017 AP test, explore ways to save time, discuss motivation, and help participants determine individual action plans. Participants are encouraged to bring a favorite lesson to share with other participants.

Participants are encouraged to bring:

  • a copy of their audit syllabus;
  • a copy of their classroom syllabus, including scope and sequence;
  • their school calendar for 2017-2018;
  • a copy of the textbook they currently use or plan to use;
  • a favorite lesson to share with other participants.

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