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  • 2014 AP U.S. Government Exam Info The AP U.S. Government & Politics Exam is on Tuesday, May 13th, at 8:00 AM, in Rm. 503/Courtroom. We will be having review sessions as follows:Mon. 04 ...
    Posted Apr 7, 2014, 4:16 PM by Jamie Martin
  • Spring 2014 Midterm Exam Info & Study Guide Your Spring 2014 Midterm Exam schedule is as follows:Part I (Written): Wed. 4/2 (normal class time)Part II (Multiple Choice): Thu. 4/3 (normal class time)The final ...
    Posted Mar 26, 2014, 6:20 PM by Jamie Martin
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 Date Assigned Assignment Date Due
Mon. 04/07/2014Read Ch. 19/Ch. 19 SGThu. 04/10/2014
Fri. 04/11/2014Read Ch. 20/Ch. 20 SGWed. 04/16/2014
Thu. 04/17/2014- Watch "Fog of War"
Lessons H/O
Essay Assignment
***FINISH OVER BREAK***
Mon. 04/28/2014
Mon. 04/28/2014Unit I Review - Constitutional UnderpinningsTue. 04/29/2014
Tue. 04/29/2014Unit II Review - The Political ProcessThu. 05/01/2014
Thu. 05/01/2014Unit III Review - CongressMon. 05/05/2014
Mon. 05/05/2014Unit III Review - PresidencyTue. 05/06/2014
Tue. 05/06/2014Unit III Review - BureaucracyWed. 05/07/2014
Wed. 05/07/2014Unit III Review - CourtsThu. 05/08/2014
Thu. 05/08/2014Unit IV Review - Civil Rights & LibertiesFri. 05/09/2014
Fri. 05/09/2014Unit IV Review - Court CasesMon. 05/12/2014
Mon. 05/12/2014Review Session @ 3:15 PM
(after-school, snacks provided!)

Tue. 05/13/2014Review Session @ 7:00 AM
(before-school, breakfast provided!)
 
Tue. 05/13/2014AP EXAM @ 8:00 AM! 
Wed. 05/14/2014Student-Led Current EventsVarious: see in-class sign up sheet for details
Tue. 06/10/2014Final ProjectTue. 06/10/2014

Lecture Notes
all notes in PDF format

*Notes are being rewritten this year (2013-14)
Links to revised notes will be available no later than the day before we start the chapter.*



2014 AP U.S. Government Exam Info

posted Apr 7, 2014, 4:16 PM by Jamie Martin

The AP U.S. Government & Politics Exam is on Tuesday, May 13th, at 8:00 AM, in Rm. 503/Courtroom. We will be having review sessions as follows:

Mon. 04/28/2014 - Mon. 05/12/2014: In-class @ normal class time (6th period)
Mon. 05/12/2014: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, my classroom (502). Snacks provided! :)
Tue. 05/13/2014: 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM, my classroom (502). Breakfast provided! :)

DO NOT OVERSLEEP on that day!

Spring 2014 Midterm Exam Info & Study Guide

posted Mar 26, 2014, 6:19 PM by Jamie Martin   [ updated Mar 26, 2014, 6:20 PM ]

Your Spring 2014 Midterm Exam schedule is as follows:

Part I (Written): Wed. 4/2 (normal class time)
Part II (Multiple Choice): Thu. 4/3 (normal class time)

The final will cover material from Ch. 12-18. You can download a more detailed study guide here or attached to this post.

Fall 2013 Final Exam Details & Study Guide

posted Jan 20, 2014, 5:12 PM by Jamie Martin   [ updated Jan 20, 2014, 5:12 PM ]

Your Fall 2013 Final Exam schedule is as follows:

Thursday, January 30th, 2014 @ 10:00 AM (2 hour exam time)

The final will cover material from Ch. 7-11. You can download a more detailed study guide here or attached to this post.

Fall 2013 Midterm Exam Schedule & Study Guide

posted Nov 3, 2013, 1:34 PM by Jamie Martin   [ updated Nov 3, 2013, 1:36 PM ]

Your Fall 2013 Midterm Exam schedule is as follows: (note the updated times)

Part I (Multiple Choice): Wed. 11/6 @ 1:30 PM (6th Period)
Part II (Written): Thu. 11/7 @ 1:30 PM (6th Period)

The midterm will cover material from Ch. 1-6. You can download a more detailed study guide here or attached to this post.

2013 History Fair Guidelines

posted Oct 3, 2013, 7:03 PM by Jamie Martin

History Fair guidelines have been distributed and work should be underway! Download a copy of the guidelines HERE and a topic submission form HERE. Deadlines are as follows:

Topic Submission Form: Friday, October 18th, 2013
Final Paper and Film: Friday, November 15th, 2013

Film Festival will be held on Thursday, November 21st, 2013 in the Theater from 8:00 - 11:00 AM, with live performances following in the Cafeteria until noon. 

Textbooks & Materials

posted Jul 29, 2013, 3:37 PM by Jamie Martin

For 2013-14 AP US Government, you will need a copy of the textbook, Government in America: People, Politics, & Policy (ISBN: 978-020-56-62-890). It should be 14th edition or newer. If you would like to purchase an e-book version of the textbook instead, that is also acceptable (and encouraged). 

You will also need to purchase the study guide that accompanies the textbook (ISBN: 978-020-56-84-366). No photocopies will be accepted this year, so you NEED to buy it. You CANNOT make copies of my book or your friend's book. Bottom line.

Here's a copy of the syllabus, if you want to look at it in advance. Email me if you have any other questions or concerns! :)

AP Exam Info

posted Apr 30, 2013, 4:33 PM by Jamie Martin   [ updated May 5, 2013, 2:59 PM ]

The AP U.S. Government & Politics Exam is on Tuesday, May 14th, at 8:00 AM, in Rm. 503/Courtroom. We will be having review sessions as follows:

Wed. 05/01/2013 - Mon. 05/13/2013: In-class @ normal class time (7:00 - 7:45 AM)
Mon. 05/13/2013: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM, my classroom (502). Snacks provided! :)
Tue. 05/14/2013: 7:00 AM - 8:00 AM, my classroom. Breakfast provided! :)

DO NOT OVERSLEEP on that day!

Spring 2013 Midterm Schedule & Study Guide

posted Mar 13, 2013, 6:02 PM by Jamie Martin   [ updated Mar 13, 2013, 6:03 PM ]

Your Spring 2013 Midterm Exam schedule is as follows:

Part I (Written): Thu. 3/21 @ 7:00 AM
Part II (Multiple Choice): Fri. 3/22 @ 7:00 AM

The final will cover material from Ch. 12-17. You can download a more detailed study guide here or attached to this post.

Fall 2012 Final Exam & Study Guide

posted Jan 8, 2013, 4:18 PM by Jamie Martin

Your Fall 2012 Final Exam schedule is as follows:

Part I (Written): Thu. 1/17 @ 7:00 AM
Part II (Multiple Choice): Fri. 1/18 @ 7:00 AM

The final will cover material from Ch. 7-11. You can download a more detailed study guide here

Fall 2012 Midterm

posted Oct 24, 2012, 4:21 PM by Jamie Martin   [ updated Oct 24, 2012, 4:33 PM ]

Here's the schedule for the Midterm:

Fri. Nov. 2 @ 7:00 AM - Part I: 2 FRQs (out of 4, similar to the practice one we did a week or so ago but with no book).
Mon. Nov. 5 @ 7:00 AM - Guest Lecture
Tue. Nov. 6 @ 7:00 AM - Part II: Multiple Choice (probably 40-50 questions)
Wed. Nov. 7 - Fri. Nov. 9: No Class (Midterm Week)

Chapters covered will be 1-6. All included questions will pertain to those chapters only.

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