AP United States Government and Politics Updates and New Resources for 2019-20
To bring you and your students new classroom resources and supports, we’re making updates to AP United States Government and Politics for the 2019-20 school year.Learn More
The College Board offers both face-to-face and online professional development workshops, available for new and experienced AP teachers as well as AP coordinators and administrators. Led by experienced instructors, subject-specific AP workshops provide educators with the support and training needed to develop effective strategies for teaching an AP course.
Our Annual Offerings
June–August: One-week AP Summer Institutes are offered at different sites throughout the country, providing an in-depth look at the course and exam.
September–April: One-day workshops are offered.
Search for an upcoming AP United States Government and Politics workshop to register for.
An Evening with the AP U.S. Government and Politics Chief Reader – In this two-hour workshop you'll spend some time with the AP U.S. Government and Politics Chief Reader as he walks through the free-response questions and scoring guidelines for the new exam. Register here.
Quantitative Analysis in AP U.S. Government and Politics – In this two-hour workshop you'll look at the ways students will engage in quantitative analysis in the re-designed AP US Government and Politics course and review some instructional strategies for building students’ proficiency. Register here.
Argumentation in AP U.S. Government and Politics – In this two-hour workshop you’ll look at the ways students will engage in argumentation in the re-designed AP US Government and Politics course and review some instructional strategies for building students’ proficiency. Register here.
Teaching and Assessing Modules
Teaching and Assessing AP U.S. Government and Politics features new videos of master teachers modeling key instructional strategies that combine teaching content with the disciplinary practices and resources to help you implement those strategies in your classroom. The modules walk you through each of the disciplinary practices and explain how they will be assessed on the AP Exam.
The following modules are now available:
- Unit 1: Source Analysis and Argumentation
- Unit 2: Data Analysis and Concept Analysis
- Unit 3: Supreme Court Case Analysis
You'll receive a certificate of completion and 0.2 CEUs for each module you complete.
Working with Challenging Primary Sources
These free online resources offer strategies for teaching reading and writing focused on challenging primary sources. The 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: