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AP U.S. Government and Politics (Part 1 of 2)
Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics is a class that can be used to fulfill both high school and college credit! (This is the fall semester.)
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The course involves an examination of the principles behind the United States’ government and political institutions, an introduction to political behaviors and collective action, and a study of key concepts in the American political tradition. We will delve into the historical development of our current political situation. The goal is for students to become familiar with public policies, our Constitutional underpinnings, and political behavior in our society. Some important topics include...
I am passionate about our political system and helping students understand its foundations and importance in our everyday lives. My approach is to get students thinking and discussing how government relates to their lives by using examples and historical illustrations. I will use a College Board audited and approved syllabus.
American Government: Institutions And Policies, 16th Edition, By James Q. Wilson (E-book or any variation of this edition is fine). ISBN-13: 978-1337568395 This textbook is written from a balanced and interesting perspective. Students are welcome and encouraged to evaluate value judgments made by the authors. 5 Steps to a 5: AP US Government and Politics, current Edition, by Pamela Lamb ISBN-10: 1260123359 (wait until the spring to buy this book) Additional on-line resources and texts will be provided free of charge.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 4+ hours per week outside of class.
The course will occasionally touch on current events and topics of controversial nature. However, discussion will be kept at an age appropriate level.
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Bachelor's degree in Secondary Social Studies Education Earned state of Ohio teaching license Cross cultural teaching experience in Beijing, China Taught a variety of subjects to multiple age levels Currently team-teaching with my...