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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 News Analysis Summer Assignment
  •  Class order of AP Comparative Government Study Guide by Ethel Wood.  Money is due September 16th.  Please make checks out for $$$(anticipated 14.94), pay to the order of Dominion High School. 

2014 Course information:

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,  
Quarter 3 & 4 Policy Paper 
  • Reference Page: How to Cite APA STYLEHow to Cite (There is also an APA style guide in your agenda)



Last Modified on October 14, 2014