AP U.S. Government Complete Course 2018-2019 Redesign Ready

AP U.S. Government Complete Course 2018-2019 Redesign Ready
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AP U.S. Government Complete Course 2018-2019 Redesign Ready
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AP U.S. Government Complete Course 2018-2019 Redesign Ready
AP U.S. Government Complete Course 2018-2019 Redesign Ready
AP U.S. Government Complete Course 2018-2019 Redesign Ready
AP U.S. Government Complete Course 2018-2019 Redesign Ready
AP U.S. Government Complete Course 2018-2019 Redesign Ready
AP U.S. Government Complete Course 2018-2019 Redesign Ready
AP U.S. Government Complete Course 2018-2019 Redesign Ready
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This is my complete course for AP U.S. Government to match the 2018-2019 redesign. Because of the size of the materials this is a GOOGLE DRIVE purchase. You might want to put all of the materials onto a portable hard drive because they are bigger files. The year is broken up over 5 units and includes warm-ups, power points loaded with pictures and video, guided notes that go along with the presentations, quizzes, unit exams, homework/classwork assignments, videos, essential documents/court cases as stated by College Board, and a few group projects. The unit tests will be updated throughout the year to match the redesign and you will have access to them on my Google drive. I also sell these as individual products, so you can preview each of the sections by clicking on the links at the bottom of the page. I created preview videos for them to give you a good idea of what they entail. Before I get into the nuts and bolts of this package there are a couple of things you should know:

I have worked at several schools in the past where I did not have the ability to check out books to students because I only had enough for a class set. Because of this, I created materials in which I wouldn't need my students to have a textbook at home to be prepared for any tests or quizzes that they received. The power points that I created are quite extensive and include guided notes and video that go along with them. The students do not write down every word from the presentation and can focus on listening and learning the material from the lecture. IF YOU ARE THE TYPE OF TEACHER WHO DOES NOT LIKE THE IDEA OF GUIDED LECTURE THEN THIS BUNDLE IS NOT FOR YOU. Everything I have created stems off of that. Additional items that I have posted can be used for notebook check assignments, which I usually have whenever I get to the end of a unit or homework.

The AP Government Redesign has changed to a five-unit structure. The exam is now 55 multiple-choice questions (1 hour and 20 minutes) and 4 free response questions (1 hour and 40 minutes). The FRQ’s breakdown as follows:

Concept Application

Quantitative Analysis (chart or graph interpretation)

SCOTUS Comparison – College Board has cited 15 cases you need to cover

Argument Essay – Pick a side on an issue and refute the opposition.

All of the unit tests that I create for this bundle follow this same format. I will be continually updating my exams throughout the year to match the redesign. Whenever I make a change to the google drive I will send you an email.

The College Board has broken up the year into 5 different units. The units are:

1. Foundations of American Democracy

2. Interactions Among Branches of Government

3. Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

4. American Political Ideologies and Beliefs

5. Political Participation

AP Test breakdown:

1 Foundations (15-22%) 8-12 questions

2 Interaction among branches (25-36%) 14-20 questions

3 Civil Rights and civil liberties (13-18%) 7-10 questions

4 Political ideology and beliefs (10-15%), including polling and data interpretation 5-8 questions

5 Political participation (20-27%) 11-15 questions

(Policy has been woven in to other units)

FULL DISCLOSURE!!! – I have rearranged the units for this bundle! Unit 2 is massive because it covers the three branches of government. This is also the bulk of the AP exam. From my experience it is better to teach this last so that it has a better chance of staying fresh in your student’s heads before they take the AP exam in May. I have rearranged the year in the following order:

1. Foundations and Democracy

2. Civil Liberties and Civil Rights

3. American Political Ideologies and Beliefs

4. Political Participation

5. Interactions Among Branches of Government.

College Board has listed 15 court cases and 9 essential documents that the students need to know. I have listed which essential documents and court cases need to be covered in the warm-ups and suggestion document in each section of this bundle. Here is a breakdown of the package, which has been updated for the 2018-2019 redesign:

Unit 1 Foundations and Democracy – Constitutional Underpinnings and Federalism

- Warm-ups and suggestions to go along with both presentations at the start of class.

- 2 power points with extensive video and 2 note packets totaling 25 pages of guided notes. This includes key vocabulary, concepts, Supreme Court cases and essential documents as cited by the College Board. This section includes the major cases of Marbury v. Madison, McCulloch v. Maryland, and U.S. v. Lopez.

- AP Textbook Scavenger Hunt – You will need to change the page numbers to match your textbook.

- An 8-page constitution packet that goes over the articles, hypotheticals, and allows your students to research their congressional representatives.

- Origin of Government handout/Group assignment - key terminology such as popular sovereignty, republic, and different types of government.

- Constitutional Underpinnings Quiz (multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, true/false, and short essay)

- Federalism research questions

- Federalism chart with major cases and legislation

- Federalism examples

- Understanding Federalism/separation of powers handout

- Essential Documents as stated by College Board – Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, Federalist 10, Brutus 1, and Federalist 51 with questions that students need to answer at the end of each document.

- Unit 1 exam that covers both power points and notes. There are two different versions of the exam to prevent cheating. The test is 55 multiple-choice questions (key included) and four different essays to choose from. The essays go along with the new redesign and cover concept application, quantitative analysis, SCOTUS comparison, and argumentation

Unit 2 – Civil Liberties and Civil Rights (The shortest unit)

- Warm-ups and Suggestions for the start of class

- 1 power point with extensive video and a guided note-packet totaling 14 pages. This includes key vocabulary, concepts, Supreme Court cases and essential documents as cited by the College Board. The cases include Schenck v. U.S., Tinker v. Des Moines, Engel v. Vitale, N.Y. Times v. U.S., Wisconsin v. Yoder, Roe v. Wade, McDonald v. Chicago, and Brown v. Board of Education.

- Civil Liberties Hypotheticals Assignment – Scenarios where students have to determine which part of the Bill of Rights has been violated.

- AP College Board essential document – Martin Luther King’s Letter From a Birmingham Jail with questions

- Civil Liberties/Civil Rights research questions

- 1964 Louisiana Literacy test – great for showing students how the south disenfranchised voters the necessity of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

- Unit 2 exam that covers both power points and notes. There are two different versions of the exam to prevent cheating. The test is 55 multiple-choice questions (key included) and four different essays to choose from. The essays go along with the new redesign and cover concept application, quantitative analysis, SCOTUS comparison, and argumentation

Unit 3 – American Political Ideologies and Beliefs – Political Culture and Public Policy

- Warm-ups and suggestions that go along with both presentations at the start of class

- 2 power points with extensive video and 2 note packets totaling 15 pages of guided notes. This includes key vocabulary, concepts, Supreme Court cases and essential documents as cited by the College Board.

- Political Compass and iside.com with surveys – A day or two in the computer lab where students find out where they fit on the political spectrum (liberal, conservative, or moderate ideologies).

- Demographics handout – Students look at exit polls from the 2016 election to learn how certain groups vote in the United States including the gender gap.

-Political socialization research questions

- Polling Websites Assignment – Students look at the latest poll numbers for presidential and congressional approval ratings, how Americans feel about certain issues such as Gun Control, and who has the advantage going into the 2018 midterms.

- The Generation Gap Pew Research article and questions

- Public Policy research questions

- Public Policy assignment – students research some of the major pieces of legislation from the last 50 years.

- Public Policy Quiz (multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, true/false, and short essay).

- Unit 3 exam that covers both power points and notes. There are two different versions of the exam to prevent cheating. The test is 55 multiple-choice questions (key included) and four different essays to choose from. The essays go along with the new redesign and cover concept application, quantitative analysis, and argumentation.

Unit 4 – Political Participation – Interest Groups/Mass Media, Political Parties, and Voting/Elections

- Warm-ups and suggestions that go along with both presentations at the start of class

- 3 power points with extensive video and 3 note packets totaling 26 pages of guided notes. This includes key vocabulary, concepts, Supreme Court cases and essential documents as cited by the College Board. The notes also go over the required court case Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission.

- Interest Groups Chart – Students research the biggest and most powerful interest groups in the United States and how they influence public policy.

- Trends in News Reading/Questions – How Americans receive their news coverage.

- Mass Media Quiz (multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, true/false, and short essay)

- Political Parties Game – A simulation that should take two class periods in which the students form their own parties and elects a class president. I list what my class presidents our responsible for in the instructions, but you can do whatever you want.

- 3rd Party project – Students make a 3rd party with a platform and clearly label how they are different from the Democratic and Republican Party. The main idea with this project is that they look at the Democratic and Republican platforms and create their own party. The students need to create a platform and a commercial. I included the rubric and examples of the platform and commercial.

- Political Parties Assignment – Students research the major political parties in U.S. History

- Political Parties Research Questions

- Political Parties Quiz (multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, true/false, and short essay).

- Campaign Finance Exercise – Students research how much campaigns raised in previous elections.

- Political Campaigns research questions

- The Electoral Process research questions

- Citizens United Reading/Questions

- By the People movie questions

- Voting and Elections handout – students research the different primaries and caucuses that exist in the United States.

- Campaigns quiz (multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, true/false, and short essay)

- Unit 4 exam that covers both power points and notes. There are two different versions of the exam to prevent cheating. The test is 55 multiple-choice questions (key included) and four different essays to choose from. The essays go along with the new redesign and cover concept application, quantitative analysis, SCOTUS comparison, and argumentation

Unit 5 – Interactions Among the Branches of Government (HUGE UNIT) – Legislative Branch, Economic Policy/Budget, Executive Branch/Federal Bureaucracy, Foreign/Military Policy, and the Judicial Branch. I have included 3 tests in this unit, one for each branch of government.

- Warm-ups and suggestions that go along with both presentations at the start of class

- 5 power points with extensive video and 5 note packets totaling 61 pages of guided notes. This includes key vocabulary, concepts, Supreme Court cases and essential documents as cited by the College Board.

- Warm-ups and suggestions that go along with all the presentations at the start of class

- Congress research questions

- U.S. Census Assignment – You might need to reserve your school computer lab for this one. Students examine which parts of the country are growing the fastest and which states are gaining the most Congressional seats.

- Gerrymandering Activity – students need to draw district lines to benefit one party over another with the same population.

- Congressional Committee Handout – Students have to research the most prestigious Congressional committee assignments

- Congressional Job Requirements – Students need to list if House, Senate, or both is responsible for a particular action

- Congressional Overview and Powers of Congress – Students research the current Congress and breakdown of Republican and Democrats. This also includes a section on the major powers of Congress.

- Representative Research – Students research their own members of Congress and the important committees that they serve on.

- Redistricting Game – A fancier version of the gerrymandering activity

- Ken Burns’ the Congress video questions

- Legislative Branch Quiz (multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, true/false, and short essay).

- Economic Policy Research Questions

- The Budget Handout – Biggest spending programs of the U.S. government and allows the students to try and balance the Federal budget through a website game.

- Cabinet/Bureaucracy Handout – Students research the 15 cabinet departments, their secretaries, and the major agencies in the federal bureaucracy

- The Presidency Assignment – Major powers of the President and qualifications

- The Presidency research questions

- The Federal Bureaucracy research questions

- AP College Board essential document Federalist #70 w/ questions – Hamilton’s thoughts on the executive branch of government

- State of the Union Address Homework- given during the State of the Union in Address in January/February

- Obama’s Deal PBS Frontline questions – Show’s how the Affordable healthcare act was passed. You can stream the PBS frontline for free and I made a questionnaire as well

- 3 Articles associated with the Executive Branch for supplemental reading

- The Presidency Quiz (multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, true/false, and short essay).

- Foreign Policy research Questions

- U.S. Military Interventions Assignment – Students research major U.S. military deployments since 1980

- Thirteen Days Movie Questions – Questionnaire I created for this movie about the Cuban Missile Crisis. It does a great job of showing the power structure and presidents advisors when it comes to a foreign policy crisis.

- AP College Board essential document Federalist #78 with questions – Hamilton discusses the power of the Judicial Branch

- Judicial Glossary assignment – Key vocabulary and students research presidential appointments to the Supreme Court for the last 30 years.

- Supreme Court Case assignment – This covers the big 15 cases that the students need to know as stated by College Board with their new redesign

- Supreme Court Cases Quiz – A quiz that goes along with the big 15 cases that the students need to be aware of.

- Judicial Branch Quiz (multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, true/false, and short essay).

- I will include 3 exams in this section with one for each branch of government. - Unit 5 exam (#1, #2, and #3) that covers both power points and notes. There are two different versions of the exam to prevent cheating. The test is 55 multiple-choice questions (key included) and four different essays to choose from. The essays go along with the new redesign and cover concept application, quantitative analysis, and argumentation

Review for AP Exam section

I have also included a unit, which is a 4-5 week cram session before the AP exam. This is complete with packets, cheat sheets, quizzes, and old FRQs. Students will dive back into the material that they learned throughout the year and be quizzed on each section. In addition, my classes take full-go practice exams produced by the College Board, but you will need to download those particular tests through the College Board website through your audit page.

That's everything! If you have any questions about the material let me know. You can click on the links below to preview the individual power points and materials.

Thank you very much for considering this product! Here are my individual sections for AP U.S. Government all of which is included in my entire course package:

Constitutional Underpinnings Bundle

Federalism Bundle

Political Culture and Socialization Bundle

Interest Groups and Mass Media Bundle

Political Parties Bundle

Voting and Elections Bundle

The Legislative Branch Bundle

Economic Policy and the Budget Bundle

The Executive Branch and Federal Bureaucracy Bundle

Foreign and Military Policy Bundle

The Judicial Branch Bundle

Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Bundle

Public Policy Bundle

This resource may not be uploaded to the Internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives, unless the site is password protected and can only be accessed by students. Thanks!

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