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Welcome to AP Government and Politics
Writing the FRQs

In this section you will find a general guide to writing the FRQs and a grid that has the specific scoring criteria for each of the four FRQs.

Ideology and Policy Note Organizer

Organizer for taking notes on ideology and policy.

Personal Political Profile

The Personal Political Profile in one of your quarterly projects. It puts you in the position of both subject and political scientist as you analyze yourself as a political scientist would. You will learn more about yourself as a political person. Your personal political profile is due on Tuesday November 27th. You may share on Googe docs.

Unit Planners

Unit planners provide key terms and concepts, due dates and pages for notes, and the dates of quizzes and exams. Quarterly projects are included, along with a due date, in the unit they correspond to. This section also contains readings that in place of the textbook. Notes are required to be completed from these  readings accrording to the dates on the unit planner


This link provides powerpoints from the current unit.  Powerpoints or portions of powerpoints may be used in class, but not always. Powerpoints are supplemental to taking notes from the text. Some students find it helpful to use the powerpoints to add to their notes.

Seminar Readings

Seminars occur in AP Government 3-4 times monthly. This link provides the current, upcoming seminar readings and instructions for preparing for seminar.

AP Government Links

The links in this section are mainly connected to class activities over the course of the year. You will be directed to specific links as necessary.

Study Tools and Exam Review

In this link you will find resources for studying throughout the course and to review for the exam.

Course Description and Syllabus

This link provides the AP course description and the current year's syllabus.