New to Teaching AP Govt & Politics Any Advice or Support?????????

Hi! I am a high school teacher in California. I teach U.S. History & Govt & Politics, and AP Govt/Politics. The AP Govt/Politics is a new class that I am preparing for this summer for the upcoming school year...any suggestions or materials that you can share. I am preparing a syllabus and writing the audit for AP at the moment. I would appreciate advice, shortcuts, words of wisdom ect...

Thanks!

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I started the AP GoPo program in my former school district and have been an exam reader for four years. Some things that may help you...
-join the listserv for the course, which can be found on the AP Central website
-divide your class and content/time spent based on the percent of the exam dedicated to each unit. That way, when you start the year, you already have time allocated to each unit.
-Use practice exams/free response questions for your own exams and use the rubrics provided on the AP Central website to help you score.
-Help students write for the exam. Questions can be answered in bulleted, outlined, etc format. There is no need for a thesis or pages and upon pages on an essay.

Good luck to you! This was my absolute favorite class to teach!
Thank you so much Kelly, great advice. I really look forward to teaching it as well...
Constance, how are things going with AP?  I'm finding it tought to integrate technology projects like I do with my other classes.  What kinds of things are you using?

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