AP Government & Politics
(United States and Comparative)
Today’s increasingly interdependent world has made it necessary for students to think globally. It is imperative for young citizens to understand political processes and political events not just from our own country, but from a diversity of countries around the world. To gain understanding of international events we must examine political structures and perspectives of other nations and how they compare, affect, and interact with one another. Comparisons assist both in identifying problems and in analyzing policymaking.
*** Students should refer to the class VISION page for up to date announcements and class resources.
I look forward to meeting the class of 2013 in August!
2012 News Analysis Summer Assignment
Students should have an access code for the digital copy of their text,
Mark Kesselman, Joel Krieger. Introduction to Comparative Politics. Boston: Wadsworth. Cengage Learning, 2009.
2nd Quarter 2012 Scholarship competition
In the second quarter students will be required to complete a scholarship contest. Students will have a choice between an essay and a video project.
2013 AP EXAM DATE: Tuesday, May 14th
Morning Test: United States Government
Afternoon Test: Comparative Government