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AP Government & Politics

Unit 6: Finding Your Politics

Unit 5: Civil Rights/Civil Liberties

Unit 4d: Institutions--The Bureaucracy
Bureaucracy Basics (option to complete this in lieu of outlines)
Gorsuch's Opening Remarks in confirmation hearing (absent on Wednesday? Watch, notes, and type a paragraph of your overall impressions along with strongest lines)

Unit 4c: Institutions-The Federal Courts
Student Court Case Presentations
Atlantic article on Scalia
Neil Gorsuch NYT article
Judiciary Basics (Fill-in-blank sheet)

How Do I Format My Paper? Handout

Unit 5: Institutions--The Presidency
Presidency fill-in-blanks work (optional)

Unit 4: Institutions--The Congress

Unit 3: Interest Groups and Public Policy

Interest Group Handout in Word
Citizens United in OYEZ

Unit 2: Political Beliefs/Political Behaviors
Election Interview sheet in Word
AP Course Evaluation

Unit 1: Constitutional Underpinnings UPDATE

Unit 1: Constitutional Underpinnings

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
Article: "Could This Be the Year That Movies Stopped Mattering?"

AP Central (All past FRQs and anchor papers)

Unit 7: Synthesizing Multiple Choices
Writing Portfolio in Word Format
Writing Portfolio Rubric

Unit 6: Race Matters
AP Generic Rubrics [we'll use these all year]

Unit 5: Arguing about Arguing Unit
Argument Essay Released Prompts

Unit 4: Adultery, Rhetoric, and Red Letter(Scarlet Letter)
Unit 4: Participial Phrases handout pages
They Say, I Say reading on quotations

The Scarlet Letter Character Recipe Examples

The Scarlet Letter audiobook (free)
The Scarlet Letter full text
The Scarlet Letter chapter summaries

Unit 3: Living Deliberately (Thoreau)
Student Examples for the Walden Experiment Essay
AP Course Evaluation

Unit 2: Sin and Syntax
"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 UPDATE

Unit 1: Beginning the Argument

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]

Quizlet Study Tools for our 120 Terms

S.O.A.P.S. Handout

How Do I Format My Paper? Handout

Class Rules and Policies

10 Language Arts

Final Writing Portfolio template in Word

Unit 9: Night
Unit 9: Night Supplementals

A Year in a Poem exemplars
Unit 8: All Quiet on the Western Front

Unit 7: The Best Unit in All Possible Worlds (Candide)
Candide Reading Packet

Unit 6: Conflicting Stories
Unit 6 extra: "A Sound of Thunder"
(pages 3-17 only ; DO NOT PRINT AT SCHOOL)
Unit 6: 55 Fiction Rules
Writing Portfolio template 2016

Unit 5: Overcoming Our Obstacles
Unit 5: Additional Pages

Unit 4: Small Yet Powerful Writing
"Gift of the Magi" short story

Unit 3: Othello

Unit 2: The Role of a Writer
6 Trait Writing Model handout

Unit 1: In the Beginning

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: 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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