As you know in our study of the AP® U.S. Government, there are nine Foundational Documents. But one of these towers among the rest: the U.S. Constitution.
In this video, I will discuss why I believe this document is so important in our delivery of AP® Government to our students, and will share a sample of how to organize your study of the Constitution during the course. I suggest that this is covered towards the beginning of the school year, as it touches all five units and is pivotal in FRQ #4, the Argumentative Essay. 
This blog also serves as precursor to a future post that will provide a hands-on activity focusing on the ratification of the U.S. Constitution.
I have provided my contact information below. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
Brian Stevens
AP® Government Instructor and College Board Consultant
Brian Stevens has served as an AP® instructor, reader, table leader, book reviewer, and consultant for the past 30 years. Teaching at Coldwater High School in Coldwater, Michigan, Brian's students have excelled on the AP® U.S. Government and Politics Exam. Brian has also been a leader in developing law-related curriculum in Michigan and conducted workshops throughout the United States and Germany.