Chapters 1, 2, and 3 in the Wilson text
The AP student’s primary responsibility is to read each day’s assigned section of the textbook and to have a solid grasp of the main ideas, concepts, and terminology in that section. Each class period may begin with a quiz that evaluates the student’s understanding of the material. The teacher’s role is to clarify the significance of the readings, concepts, and terms and to facilitate a discussion of the material that enhances student understanding. If the student does not fully understand a term or concept, he/she must ask in class. Note: The questions labeled “FD” (For Discussion) below will not be asked on a quiz; however, these questions may form the basis of a class discussion, so students should consider these questions as they read.
In preparation for class on…
Main Ideas, Concepts, and Terminology
Thu, Aug 21
Fri, Aug 22
Political Ideology “Quiz”
Mon, Aug 25
Tue, Aug 26
Power and Democracy
1-1 Explain the difference between power and authority.
1-2 Discuss historical examples in which governmental legitimacy had been (or is currently) questioned and challenged.
1-3 Identify and describe several advantages and disadvantages of both direct and representative democracy.