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AP Government & Politics

Unit 6: Finding Your Politics

Voting Link for Socratic Seminar Topics

2017 Cram for the Exam video

Unit 4d-5: Bureaucracy-Civil Rights

Unit 4c: Institutions--Federal Courts
Crash Course: Judicial Decisions

Key Court Cases PowerPoint--STUDENT EXAMPLES
Landmark Cases Season 1
Landmark Cases Season 2

Unit 5:Institutions--The Presidency
Presidency PowerPoint

Socratic Seminar Outline EXAMPLE (it's a different topic, but you'll get the idea of what these should look like)

Unit 4: Institutions--The Congress
Congress Lecture PowerPoint

Unit 3: Interest Groups and Public Policy

Unit 2: Political Beliefs/Politcial Behaviors
Election Interview Sheet in Word

Election Interview Results

2016 Election Results: Politico
2016 Election Results: CNN
2016 Voter Turnout: Election Project

Your state results? Search (state) voter turnout 2016. Find something from the Secretary of State of your state.

Unit 1: Constitutional Underpinnings

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American Government, Sabato, 10th edition,
ISBN: 0-013-715162-4

Reading the 27 Amendments
Checks & Balances graphic

Year-Long Handouts for AP Gov

What is Federalism? Handout
Are You Conservative or Liberal?
Important Court Cases sheet

How to Outline video tutorial While I do not like the presentation of this, the content is quite good and helpful

Outlining History Texts Handout

FRQ Writing Handout
Answering the FRQs in AP Government Handout

AP Government and Politics Course Syllabus and Rules

AP Language & Composition

Unit 8: Studying Film as Literature
Storyboard Student Examples

Unit 7: Home Stretch to the AP Exam

AP Writing Portfolio Template: WORD VERSION
AP Writing Portfolio Template: GOOGLE DOCS VERSION

Unit 6: Synthesizing The Great Gatsby
Gatsby and 1920's PowerPoint notes
Google Form: Rhetorical Devices in The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby video game

Unit 5: Race Matters
Writing an Introductory Paragraph handout
Socratic Seminar Outline EXAMPLE (it's a different topic, but you'll get the idea of what these should look like)

Unit 4: Arguing about Arguing
"On Compassion"

Unit 3: Living Deliberately

My Walden Experiment student examples

Unit 2: Sin and Syntax

Unit 2 Sin and Syntax supplementals

MLK Essay Template (Google Drive)

"Letter from Birmingham Jail"
"Good Country People"
"Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God"
MLK Essay and Outline: Student Examples

Unit 1: Beginning the Argument

"I Know Why a Caged Bird Can't Read"
"Caged Bird" Questions

Writing America: "Composing Rhetorically"

"AP Classes are a Scam" articles

Student Sample Paper

"Me Talk Pretty One Day" and "Superman and Me" readings

"I Know Why a Caged Bird Cannot Read" by Prose

How Do I Format My Paper? Handout

Class Rules and Policies

Year-Long Handouts for AP Lang

Rhetorical Terms and Glossary [We'll complete 5 per week]

Introduction to Argumentative Essay
Introduction to the Synthesis Essay

AP Generic Rubrics [we'll use these all year]

Writing an Introductory Paragraph handout

S.O.A.P.S. Handout

How Do I Format My Paper? Handout

Class Rules and Policies

10 Honors Language Arts

Unit 7: The Dark Night of Innocence
Year in a Poem examples

Unit 6: Reading with the Enemy (All Quiet on the Western Front)

Unit 5: Small, Yet Powerful Writing

Writing Portfolio Template in Word

Unit 4: A Tale of Two Cities

The French Revolution PowerPoint
Sample ToTC Outline

Microwriting: New Yorker Caption Contest for AToTC

Writing Formally (Thesis Statements, etc.)

A Tale of Two Cities full-text
A Tale of Two Cities on iTunes for your iPod
A Tale of Two Cities audiobook

Unit 3: Do I Dare Disturb the Universe? A study of Fahrenheit 451

55 Fiction rules and examples

Writing an Introductory Paragraph handout

Unit 2: I Am Not What I Am, (Othello)
Unit 2: Othello Character Charts

Othello Audiobook

Unit 1: Ch-Ch-Changes

The Metamorphosis packet
"Lost in Translation" sheet for "The Metamorphosis"

Class Rules and Policies

Writing Formally Thesis Statements and Beyond

6+1 Scoring Guide

Diagramming Sentences Handout

Root Word List We'll use this throughout the year.
Root Words Study Stack Bookmark this page to review for our weekly root word quizzes.


AP Language & Composition

AP English Language Exam Review materials

Quizlet Study Tools for our RT Terms (I'll update as we cover these) Rhetorical Terms (this is fron another teacher)
Rhetorical Terms and Glossary

Rhetorical Terms Chart (You may want this list in addition to ours)
100 Key Terms in AP Language & Composition
Ethos, Pathos, Logos and Logical Fallacies
Handbook of Rhetorical Devices (some are a bit esoteric)

AP Government
AP Government Exam Review materials Excellent resources
Learnerator Practice MC--great review of all the sections of the course
Course Review worksheet in Word
HippoCampusAn excellent tutorial on AP Government and much more
The Constitution tutorial
15 half-hour video programs
Democracy in America 15 half-hour video programs

Key Terms Flash Cards: Unit 1-Constitutional Underpinnings

Key Terms Flash Cards: Unit 2-Political Beliefs/Behaviors

Key Terms Flash Cards: Unit 3-Interest Groups/Public Policy
Key Terms Flash Cards: Unit 4a-Institutions-Congress
Key Terms Flash Cards: Unit 4b-Institutions-Presidency
Key Terms Flash Cards: Unit 4c--Institutions--Bureaucracy
Key Terms Flash Cards: Unit 4d--Institutions--Federal Courts
Key Terms Flash Cards: Unit 5--Civil Rights and Civil Liberties

Key Terms: 27 Amendments

Key Terms: ALL UNITS (up to now)

Key Constitutional Clauses
Key Legislation Flash Cards
Key Court Cases Flash Cards

Court Cases 1-10 set
Court Cases 1-15 set
Court Cases 1-20 set
Court Cases 1-25 set
Court Cases 1-30 set

Key Court Cases---up to our current week

Writing Sites
Online Writing Lab Perhaps the best site for grammar and writing help. Go here first.

Grammar Bytes! Interactive Grammar Review

Online Textbook book for Juniors
Username: dodea11stude
Password: You wrote this down in your planner

Online Textbook book for Sophomores
Username: dodea10stude
Password: You wrote this down in your planner

Essential Reference Information
Works Cited Page: EasyBib
Bartleby Full-Text Books Online
Encyclopedia Britannica
he Elements of Style Strunk & White
Book of Quotations

College Resources
Frontline: "Secrets of the SAT"'s 100 Most Common SAT Words A great site that includes flashcards and games to help you know these words

Frivolous Fun
Colorblind Test Are you colorblind?
About Colorblindness

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