AP® Social Studies

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AP® Gov: Political Cartoons

Political cartoons have influenced the public and brought about change like other tools in the press. The historic 1754 cartoon of a sliced-up snake, each piece marked as a colony, appeared in Ben Franklin’s newspaper preceding the French and Indian War. You’re probably familiar with Thomas Nast’s...

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Top 5 Tips to Prepare for the AP® Government Exam

It’s about that time. The Advanced Placement® Government & Politics Exam is around the corner. I’m sharing my top five tips to help you prepare students for the big day. These include some of the basics like knowing the obscure vocabulary and some of the AP® Buzzwords, using the CED as a review...

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AP® Government Exam: Quantitative Analysis Review

In 2021, the College Board® added a new section to the AP® U.S Government and Politics Exam: quantitative analysis. This counts for four raw points on the exam. Along with the data project, students are asked to evaluate data and use their critical thinking skills to connect data to political...

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Tips for the AP® Gov FRQ

The Free-Response Question (FRQ) portion of the Advanced Placement® exam provides test takers with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge on a vast array of topics in a concise manner. In many instances, each bullet can be answered in one to three sentences if students are able to...