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Mapping Prejudice in Minneapolis

Research based in Minneapolis, about Minneapolis, is proving that structural barriers stopped many people who were not white from buying property and building wealth for most of the last century.

These barriers "served as powerful obstacles for people of color seeking safe and affordable housing. They also limited access to community resources like parks and schools. Racial covenants dovetailed with redlining and predatory lending practices to depress homeownership rates for African Americans. Contemporary white residents of Minneapolis like to think their city never had formal segregation. But racial covenants did the work of Jim Crow in northern cities like Minneapolis."

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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 on a frequent basis in AP Government. This link provides the current, upcoming seminar readings and instructions for preparing for seminar.

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, current year syllabus and course outline.