"Lights, Camera, Action" ...Prepare to study the intricacies of the American Political Culture. The script is written, and the actors participate daily in the drama of American politics. You will be "on location" to delve into primary source documents. You will go behind the scenes with stars such as the President, Congress people, and Supreme Court Justices. You will research the roles of the media, political parties, interest groups, states, candidates, bureaucracy, and the public in the governmental process. Finally, you will witness the large- scale production of policy building in the areas of economic/social policy, foreign policy and public administration.
These books are not required for completion of the course but offer more information and excellent preparation for the AP United States Government and Politics Exam.
Lader, Curt. Barron's AP U.S. Government and Politics. New Jersey: Barron's Educational Series. Hauppauge, New York.
Princeton Review. Cracking the AP U.S. Government & Politics Exam. The Princeton Review. New York, New York.
Module 01: Constitutional Democracy
Module 02: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights
Module 03: Interaction Among Branches
Module 04: Political Culture and Participation