AP® US Government and Politics & AP® Comparative Government and Politics is a yearlong course that provides students with an in-depth understanding of the American government as well as various political systems around the world. The fall focuses on American government, including how different agencies within the government interact, and how these agencies and their policies affect the daily lives of Americans. The spring covers AP® Comparative Government and Politics, which is an introduction to the methodology of comparative politics, and an in-depth look at six different states: Iran, Nigeria, China, Russia, Mexico and Great Britain. Students will understand what factors contributed to the development of the American political system, and the structure of the U.S. government and American political process. They will also recognize major comparative political concepts and how to apply them. Finally, students will be able to compare political institutions and processes from across the world, and form sound conclusions based on those comparisons. This course prepares students for both AP® exams in the spring.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
“One of my favorite things is the real world application because we have so many different viewpoints, we can delve deep into the meaning of U.S. politics and what is going on in our country with students from across the country. We’re all in a Group Me and we’re constantly texting each other about the class.”
WHAT STUDENTS DO
Examples of signature activities and projects for this course are:
Learning is an active process at One Schoolhouse. Students design, create and apply. And, they engage with classmates and connect with their teachers through discussions, video conferences, and projects. Specifically, in this class students will:
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This course is approved by the College Board and the NCAA.
One Schoolhouse is fully accredited with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges through December 1, 2025; we are an approved online publisher for the University of California.
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BA University of Mississippi
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