datum: 26.05.2024

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AP U.S. Government & Politics Online

Délka kurzu:

2 semestry

Rok školní docházky / Grade:

10 - 13


FLVS - Florida Virtual School Global

Detailní popis

Within AP U.S. Government and Politics, students develop and use disciplinary practices and reasoning processes to explore political concepts, policies, interactions, roles, and behaviors that characterize the constitutional system and political culture of the United States. Students examine core principles, theories, and processes through direct study of U.S. foundational documents and Supreme Court opinions. They also participate in a civic project in which they research, study, and compile data on a political science topic and create a presentation that exhibits their findings and experiences.The AP U.S. Government and Politics course is structured around five big ideas outlined within the College Board Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics Course Framework. Each big idea is aligned to enduring understanding statements and learning objectives that focus on key concepts and essential knowledge about foundations of American democracy, civil liberties and civil rights, interactions among branches of government, American political participation, ideologies, and beliefs.


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This course gives students an analytical perspective on American government and politics that prepares them to take the AP US Government and Politics exam.

Study materials (e-books, DiscoveryEducation, etc. ...) for FLVS Global courses are INCLUDED in the price of the course.


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Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics is a college level course designed to give the student an analytical perspective of government and politics in America. Course content will begin with foundations of United States Government, progress into an analysis of political beliefs and why Americans behave as they do and the impact of the media. This course includes an intensive focus on the four government institutions followed by a study of civil rights and civil liberties in America, their evolution through judicial interpretation and the evolving role of the 14th amendment on American’ s civil rights and liberties. The course will culminate with a breakdown of how public policy is created and the linkages between the political process, political parties, interest groups and elections. The course requires familiarity with the various institutions groups belies, and ideas that constitute U.S. politics. Students will gain knowledge through a variety of theoretical perspectives and explanations.

Student assessment occurs at a variety of levels throughout the course. Students are assessed via oral examination and other synchronous sessions. Actual course assessment types include student assessed work, auto-graded, partially auto-graded, and totally instructor graded assignments.

This course is designed to be highly teacher facilitated. Instructors give a great deal of specific and timely feedback. Students have opportunities for oral examinations, discussions, and whiteboard sessions. Teachers conduct synchronous elluminate sessions, which require critical thinking and analysis of articles, tables, data, free- response questions, and general discussion.

Module 01 - Constitutional Democracy

  • Founding documents, Supreme Court cases
  • Why Government?
  • Founding Principles
  • The Constitution
  • Federalists and Anti-Federalists
  • Separation of Powers
  • Federalism
  • The Power Debate Today

Module 02 - Civil Liberties, Civil Rights

  • Founding Documents, Supreme Court cases
  • The Bill of Rights
  • The First Amendment
  • Security v. Speech
  • Liberty v. Safety
  • The Accused
  • Due Process
  • Equal Protection
  • And Justice for All

Module 03 - Interaction Among Branches

  • Supreme Court cases
  • Congress
  • Congressional Behavior
  • The Presidency
  • Executive Power
  • The Supreme Court
  • The Bureaucracy
  • Checks, Balances, and Accountability

Module 04 - Political Culture and Participation

  • Supreme Court cases
  • Political Socialization
  • Ideology
  • Public Opinion
  • The Media
  • The Parties
  • Interest Groups
  • The Voters
  • Elections
  • Campaigns

AP Practice Exam

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We the People eBook, Norton and Companye-Bookincluded in the price of the course


cena kurzu: 19 300,- Kč / 811,- EUR

Zkušenosti studentů

I am thankful for the opportunity to participate in the course, not only for guiding me to the AP Exam, but also for broadening my horizons in my beloved academic field. To take part in it was one of the best decisions I have made throughout my school years. Thanks to everyone who provided the course to Czech students!

Martin P., 2020