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AP United States Government and Politics Course Home Page

The Future of AP U.S. Government and Politics

AP U.S. Government and Politics is currently undergoing review for possible future course improvements that, if implemented, would launch in 2017-18 or later. Learn more.

Working with Challenging Primary Sources
To promote student engagement with meaningful texts, we've created a new, free online resource for teachers offering strategies for teaching reading and writing focused on challenging primary sources:

In keeping with the theme of this years Atlantic and College Board Writing Prize, these modules were developed for AP U.S. History teachers, but the nonfiction reading and writing strategies they explore will be useful for teachers of a variety of AP subjects.

Welcome, AP teachers! Here you'll find resources for teaching AP United States Government and Politics, including engaging instructional materials, sample exam questions, and current course information.

Essential Course Resources

Other Core Resources

AP Exam Information and Resources

AP Course Audit Information

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Professional Development

  • June—August: AP Summer Institutes are offered for AP U.S. Government and Politics. These workshops, which occur at different sites from June through August, will provide an in-depth look at the course and exam.
  • September—May: One-day Professional Development Workshops are offered for AP U.S. Government and Politics.
  • To locate Summer Institutes and workshops and register, visit AP Professional Development.

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