AP GOVERNMENT-Pacing Guide

  • 2019-2020

     

    UNITS

    Weeks/

    Curriculum Requirements

    Lessons

    Supplemental Readings

    Assessments

    1. Class Introduction

    2. Summer Work

     

    1. Review Syllabus

     

    1. Berelson

    2. Majoritarian v. Pluralist

    1. Read Ch. 1 & Notes

    2. Summer Work Quiz

    2-3. Foundations of

    American /Democracy

     

    C.R. 1

    C.R. 6

    C.R. 8

    C.R. 10

    C.R. 12

    C.R. 15

    1. Discuss the roots of American political system

    2. Lecture-Constitution

    3. Debate the ratification of the Constitution

    4. Discuss Federalism

    5. Federalism & USC activity

    6. Discuss key federal issues

    7. Panel Discussions scholarly articles

    1. Declaration of Ind.

    2. Articles of Confederation

    3. U.S. Constitution

    4. Intro. to Federalist Papers

    5. Brutus No. 1

    6. Federalist #51

    7. Various court cases

    8. McCulloch v. Maryland

    9. Lopez v. U.S.

    10. Various scholarly articles

     

    1. Read Ch. 2 & Notes

    2. Notes Quizzes

    3. Panel Discussions

    4. 3 Tests

     

    4-5. Civil Liberties & Civil

    Rights

     

    CR. 3

    C.R. 6

    C.R. 7

    C.R. 8

    C.R. 12

    C.R. 13

    C.R. 15

    1. Lecture-civil liberties &

    selective incorporation

    2. Lecture-civil rights w/

    emphasis on 14th Amend.

    3. Presentations of key

    SCOTUS cases

     

    1. Bill of Rights

    2. 14th Amendment

    3. Engel v. Vitale

    4. Wisconsin v. Yoder

    5. Tinker v. DesMoines

    6. Schenck v. U.S.

    7. N.Y. Times v. U.S.

    8. McDonald v. Chicago

    9. Gideon v. Wainwright

    10. Roe v. Wade

    11. Brown v. Board of Ed.

    12. “Letter from Birmingham

    Jail”

     

     

    1. Read Ch. 7 & Notes

    2. Read Ch. 8 & Notes

    2. Read Ch. 9 & Notes

    3. Notes Quizzes

    4. Court Case Project

    5. Unit Test

     

    6-17. Interaction Among

    Branches

     

    C.R. 2

    C.R. 7

    C.R. 8

    C.R. 9

    C.R. 10

    C.R. 11

    C.R. 12

    1. Lecture-Congress

    2. Panel Discussions -

    Congress

    3. Redistricting Game

    4. Lecture-Executive Branch

    5. Panel Discussions-

    Presidency

    7. Panel Discussions-

    Bureaucracy

    8. Lecture-Bureaucracy

    9. Lecture-Judiciary

    10. Panel Discussions-

    Judiciary

    10. SCOTUS Case Analysis

    Activity

    12. How the branches

    interact to develop/shape

    domestic, economic, and foreign policy will be woven in throughout each branch.

     

    Congress

    1. Richard Fenno

    2. Donna Brazile

    3. Morris Fiorina

    4. Lawrence Dodd

    5. Starobin

    6. Polsby

    7. Baker v. Carr

    8. Shaw v. Reno

    Presidency

    1. Richard Neustadt

    2. Samuel Kernell

    3. James Wilson

    4. Barber

    5. Mayer

    6. Howell & Turley

    Bureaucracy

    1. Wilson

    2. Weber

    3. Woll

    Judiciary

    1. Federalist #70

    2. Federalist #78

    3. Marbury v. Madison

    4. Levy

    5. Brennan

    6. Posner

    7. Bork

    8. Tribe

     

    1. Read Ch. 3 & Notes

    2. Read Ch. 4 & Notes

    3. Read Ch. 5 & Notes

    4. Read Ch. 6 & Notes

    5. Notes Quizzes

    6. Panel Discussions

    7. 3 Tests

    18-19. Political Ideologies

    and Beliefs

     

    C.R. 4 C.R. 6

    C.R. 9 C.R. 10

    C.R. 12 C.R. 13

    1. Ideology Quiz

    2. Lecture-Beliefs

    3. Panel Discussions-

    Development of Political

    Beliefs & Parties

    4. Lecture-Parties

     

    1. V.O. Key Jr.

    2. Larry Sabatto

    3. Pew Research article

     

     

    1. Read Ch. 10 & Notes

    2. Read Ch. 11 & Notes

    3. Notes Quizzes

    4. Panel Discussions

    5. Unit Test

     

    20-25. Political Participation

     

    C.R. 5 C.R. 6

    C.R. 7 C.R. 8

    C.R. 9 C.R. 12

    C.R. 13 C.R. 14

     

    1. Lecture-Behavior

    2. Lecture-Elections

    3. Electoral College

    4. Lecture-Media

    5. New Media Analysis

    6. Panel Discussions

    7. Lecture Interest Groups

    8. Impact of Interest Groups Analysis

     

    1. Charles Krauthammer

    2. V.O. Key Jr.

    3. Morris Fiorina

    4. Paul Beck

    5. Alan Abramowitz

    6. Walter Isaacson

    7. Thomas Neal

    8. Yu Wang, etc.

    9. David Truman

    10. R. Skinner

    11. Bartlett & Steele

    12. Larry Sabato

    13. David Mutz

    14. Anna Quindlan

    15. Citizens United v. FEC

     

    1. Read Ch. 12 & Notes

    2. Read Ch. 13 & Notes

    3. Read Ch. 14 & Notes

    4. Read Ch. 15 & Notes

    5. Read Ch. 16 & Notes

    5. Notes Quizzes

    6. Panel Discussions

    7. 3 Tests