AP® US Government and Politics

The week will focus on:

  • Updates for the “new” US course, including the latest on the multiple-choice question types and the FRQ structures
  • Lessons and guides for the five (5) new course units
  • Time saving devices for helping students with the course vocabulary, required Supreme Court cases, and required readings like the Federalist Papers
  • Sharing of specific topic lessons that can be immediately applied to the AP classroom
  • Guidance for developing course schedules whether or not the teacher has a full year, single semester, or block schedule
  • Guidance on how to get students to write for the newer free-response questions

Teachers will leave with lessons for each of the course sub-units, vocabulary guides, and supplemental lessons that can aid in the efficient presentation of the course.


Ulrich Kleinschmidt Ulrich Kleinschmidt has taught AP courses in US government, macro-economics, and micro economics from 1999 to 2018 at Kempner High School in Sugar Land, Texas. He has been an AP reader and grader.