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AP Comparative Government and Politics

In this workshop for new and experienced teachers, you will review materials, course outlines, content-related handouts, student samples, and scoring guidelines that focus on pedagogical techniques and content-specific strategies that you can use in the classroom.

Learning Outcomes

After attending this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Align your instruction with the goals of the AP Comparative Government and Politics course.
  • Identify the skills and knowledge that the exam will assess, and identify the tasks and materials for which students might need more preparation.
  • Draft a syllabus that meets the curricular requirements for the course.
  • Make equitable access a guiding principle in designing instruction.

Workshop materials provided

You will receive a copy of the Workshop Handbook, and additional resources such as:

  • AP Comparative Government and Politics Course Description
  • AP Course Audit information including sample syllabi and a Syllabus Development Guide
  • AP Comparative Government and Politics exam free-response materials (student samples, scoring guidelines, and commentary)
  • Multiple-choice questions and answers from the AP Comparative Government and Politics Released Exam
  • AP Comparative Government and Politics Briefing Papers
  • Curriculum Module containing strategies and activities on State Responses to Ethnic and Religious Cleavages

Note: Curriculum modules reflect important topics in AP courses and are meant to provide you with resources and classroom ideas. However, the focus of a curriculum module should not be taken as an indication that a particular topic will appear on the AP Exam.

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