Ap government & Politics Spring 2015



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AP Government & Politics

Spring 2015


Instructor: Mrs. Lenny Briones

E-mail: lbriones@houstonisd.org, wood_lenny@yahoo.com

Website: http://www.houstonisd.org/Page/99958 (please bookmark page)

Conference Period: 11:00 – 11:30am, B days Tutorials: Tuesdays, 3:30-4:30

Room #329
Course Description

The purpose of the AP course in U.S. government and politics is to teach U.S. constitutional government based on principles of philosophy, political beliefs and behavior, political parties and interest groups, national institutions, policy processes, and law. Emphasis is given to the relationship of the citizen to the structure and function of the American constitutional system. The student will develop skills that enable them to assess and analyze American government and political systems work on a sophisticated level.


The AP U.S. Government and Politics course will give you an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States. This course will include both the study of general concepts used to interpret U.S. politics and the analysis of specific examples. At the completion of this course you will know important facts, concepts, and theories pertaining to government and politics. You will understand typical patterns of political processes and their consequences (including the components of political trends and behavior, the principles used to explain or justify various government structures and procedures, and the political effects of these structures and procedures).
Textbook:

Edwards III, George C., et al. Government in America: People, Politics, and Policy. Pearson, 2002.



Directory: cms -> lib2 -> TX01001591 -> Centricity -> Domain -> 29885 -> Govt
Domain -> Dramatic shift in American Society which spawned numerous changes to the status quo, though in some cases this idealistic outpouring of principles was tempered
Domain -> In 2004, some 180 married couples in Beijing, China, stood before a picture of their country’s ancient sage, Confucius, and took an oath, pledging fidelity to each other and promising never to divorce
Domain -> Week of: September 8-12, 2014 Teacher: Kindred Team: U. S. History
Domain -> Project: the trial of andrew jackson
Govt -> LBriones First Amendment apgoPo
29885 -> Congressional activity worksheet Presidential activity worksheet The following specific items
29885 -> Policy Vocab & Statutes apg economic & Regulatory Policy: Public policy
29885 -> Selective Incorporation apgoPo Excerpt of the text of the Fourteenth Amendment
29885 -> Guide to Basics


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