Teaching AP® American Government
This online course includes intensive sessions that are designed for teachers who are creating an AP® Government and Politics course for their high school or planning to take over an existing program.
What you can learn.
- Understand the benefits and challenges of an AP® Government course
- Learn about the AP® program, timing, and scheduling decisions that must be made when offering the course
- Get tips on establishing a classroom experience that inspires students to do their best work
- Learn strategies for teaching and testing AP®-quality, multiple-choice questions, and free-response essays
- Create your own syllabus for a two-semester AP® American Government course
- Get recommendations on curriculum and book selection, source books, audiovisuals, and web-based learning opportunities
About this course:This 45-hour equivalent course includes intensive sessions that are designed for teachers who are creating an AP® government and politics course for their high school or planning to take over an existing program. Administrators and AP® coordinators should find this course useful, as it explains the design, benefits, and challenges of an AP® government and politics high school course. Topics include a history of The College Board's AP® program, timing and scheduling decisions that must be made when offering the course, and establishing a government and politics classroom experience that maximizes teaching and learning. The government and politics exam (offered each May) is explained, and tips for teaching and testing AP®-quality multiple-choice questions and the free-response essays are provided. Participants conclude by creating their own syllabus for a two-semester AP® government and politics course. Tips on textbook selection, source books, audio-visuals, and web-based learning opportunities are provided. The course particularly focuses on both new and experienced AP® teachers who may have classes composed of students who historically have been underrepresented in AP® courses. College Board materials are the basis for readings, and hands-on assignments should prove useful and practical for teachers who are setting up a government and politics course.
Summer 2020 Schedule
These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.
College Board workbook to be mailed prior to class start date. There is a $70 nonrefundable amount to cover the cost of workbook, in addition to the standard $30.00 nonrefundable amount.
When enrolling please provide a valid street address where a Federal Express shipment can be accepted and a telephone number; P.O. box addresses cannot be used except when military addresses are involved. APO, FPO, etc addresses are acceptable.
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Enrollment limited. $100.00 nonrefundable