David Wolfford

Current Events & Your AP® Government Classroom

Current Events & Your AP® Government Classroom

Around 2005, I started a more regular and purposeful current events routine in my AP® Government and Politics class. I would supply three articles on Sunday, and students needed to read them by class time on Tuesday. I creatively called it “Current Events Tuesday.” No students cheered, but I soon noticed that...

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Acing the AP® Gov Exam: FRQ #3

Acing the AP® Gov Exam: FRQ #3

Perhaps you heard of that Supreme Court decision handed down last year, where citizens and an interest group challenged a government-run World War I memorial in the form of a cross, as a violation of the establishment clause. The memorial stands at a busy intersection in Bladensburg, Maryland, and is the site of...

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Acing the AP® U.S. Government & Politics Exam with David Wolfford

Acing the AP® U.S. Government & Politics Exam with David Wolfford

Though the College Board’s AP® United States Government and Politics FRQs #3 and #4 may be more involved and seem more challenging, FRQ #1 and #2 can be tricky for students. Data sets and primary reading passages can be intimidating.

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