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 Welcome to
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.
Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics along with Advanced Placement Comparative Government provides a yearlong course on government. We focus on the United States along with six core comparative countries: the United Kingdom, Russia, China, Mexico, Nigeria, and Iran.

*** Students should refer to the class VISION page for up to date announcements and class resources.

 I look forward to meeting the class of 2015 in September!

 
  • Students and families, please read the 2014 AP GOVERNMENT syllabus and put the important dates in your agenda.  Return the family information sheet to aknowledge that you have read the syllabus together and return a signed copy to Ms. Relator by September 5th.   

2014 Course information:

Fourth Quarter 9 week plan
 
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, 200
 

 Project Resources

Quarter 1 Political Socialization Essay
Quarter 2 Scholarship Essays
  • Cspan Student Cam, www.studentcam.org  
Quarter 3 & 4 Policy Paper 
Policy Research paper
  • This project is broken up into 6 different assignments.  You are being given a lot amount of time to complete research on this project because you are expected to complete research that is consistent with expectations of a college course.  All due dates are assigned at the beginning of the semester, please note them in your agenda. 
  •  This assignment requires citations to be in APA STYLE, see the style guide here: How to Cite (There is also an APA style guide in your agenda)
  • Additional Resources are available on the course vision page. 
 

AP EXAM RESOURCES:  

 
 
CRAM FOR THE EXAM, CSPAN
  

 
Last Modified on January 27, 2015