AP U.S. Government & Politics

The workshop will introduce the scope and sequence of the AP US Government and Politics course.

It will involve discussion of the more important conceptual material contained in the course including independent application of these concepts.

The format will include lecture, discussion, analysis of sample textbooks, and supplemental readings, use of technology and websites, and audio-visual materials.

Another purpose is to give participants hands-on materials, and ideas that can be taken back to the classroom. Participants will be encouraged to work on and complete lesson plans and consider alternate forms of student assessment.

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Apply concrete strategies for designing and implementing an effective AP U.S. Government & Politics course, drawing from the Curriculum Framework
  • Develop activities and assessments that develop students’ historical thinking skills, and provide them with opportunities to investigate historical events and trends through primary and secondary sources
  • Implement strategies to effectively prepare students for the AP exam
  • Develop or revise a syllabus to align with course requirements

Workshop materials:

  • AP U.S. Government & Politics Course and Exam Description
  • AP Course Audit information
  • Sample syllabus for AP U.S. Government & Politics and a Syllabus Development Guide
  • AP U.S. Government & Politics Practice Exam

Consultant: Anthony Dalasio

All cancelations must be received in writing by mail or fax. Refunds, minus a $25 processing fee for each course that is canceled will be made for cancelations received fifteen days prior to the first day of the program. Refund requests made after that time will not be honored, and the participant or sponsoring organization will be responsible for the fee. Anyone who is registered but cannot attend may send a substitute. Note: If you do not cancel, and do not attend, you are still responsible for payment. Please note:  A $250 late registration fee will be assessed if noncredit status is changed to credit status.

The University may cancel or postpone any course or activity because of insufficient enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances. If a program is canceled or postponed, the University will refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other related costs, charges, or expenses, including cancelation/change charges assessed by airlines or travel agencies.

ACT 48
Penn State Abington is not an Act 48 Provider. Penn State Abington will issue a certificate of completion  that will detail the name of the program, hours earned (based on attendance) and any other appropriate information. All those enrolled will need to submit certificate to the appropriate  school district or intermediate unit so that any earned / completed hours can be submitted and counted on participants' behalf.

This course can also be taken for three graduate credits.

Abington Towne Center
1475 Old York Road
Abington, PA 19001

Tuition covers all instruction, course notes, program materials, computer fees and lunch. Registrants are responsible for all other meals and lodging. The fee may be paid by check, money order, or purchase order (made payable to Penn State); a letter of authorization to bill your employer or organization, MasterCard, or VISA.