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AP Summer Institute: Government & Politics (U.S.)

AP® Advanced Placement Summer Institute 
US Government and Politics

Instructor: Jonathan Milner

Welcome to the AP GoPo section of the AP Summer Institute.

At the institute you all will

  • become familiar with the AP US Government and Politics curriculum and exam structure.
  • receive exams, lessons and supplementary materials.
  • design lessons, exams and strategies to build student success.
  • learn AP US government content.
  • practice integrating technology into the AP US Government curriculum.


During our seminar we will cover

  • Goals
  • Concerns, expectations, questions
  • AP Curriculum
  • AP Access and Equity
  • AP exam structure
  • National AP statistics
  • Curriculum content, content, content
  • Methodology
  • Building an AP syllabus
  • 2009 multiple choice exam review
  • AP Free Response Exam Workshop
  • AP Multiple Choice Exam Workshop
  • Model lessons
  • Journal reviews
  • Outside readings
  • Textbook selection
  • Building critical thinking
  • Supplementary materials and programs
  • Technology, technology, technology
  • Projects
  • Engaging student citizens

Please bring the following to the summer institute

  • Your schedule (for the coming year – if you have it)
  • Your textbook (if you have it. AP textbooks will be provided at the institute)

I look forward to meeting you soon. Feel free to contact me: 

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AP Institute Schedule
US Government and Politics U.S.



  • Introductions
  • Orientation
  • Materials
  • Goals
  • Assignments
  • AP Curriculum
  • Creating schedules
  • Building success
  • Model syllabus and unit
  • Content: Constitutional Underpinnings

Day 2

  • Thematic approach
  • Graphic Organizers
  • Supplementary materials
  • Content: Political Culture & The Political Process
  • On-line content

Day 3

  • AP Exam workshop
  • 2009 AP Exam
  • FRQ Workshop
  • Integrating technology into AP
  • Content: Political Institutions

Day 4

  • Supplementary materials
  • Content: Public Policy, Civil Rights and Liberties
  • Evaluations
  • Farwell
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Government & Politics (US). Instructor: Jonathan Milner

Jonathan Milner has been a full time public school teacher since 1992, teaching in such diverse settings as inner-city Houston, an AP magnet school, the Governor's School of North Carolina, and the North Carolina School of the Arts. Jonathan also shares his love of learning with teachers, and has been an educational consultant for the past decade, giving speeches, presentations, and weeklong workshops in places as varied as Miami, Washington, Nairobi, Port-au-Prince, and Sarajevo. In 1999, Jonathan founded Global Arts, an international educational exchange program between Bosnia, Israel, Kenya, Haiti, and the US. In 2002, Milner received the $20,000 Marcellus Waddill Excellence in Teaching Award and the next year was named the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Teacher of the Year. Jonathan Milner’s proudest professional achievement is simply having an exciting and vibrant classroom in which students are engaged in meaningful, authentic, and purposeful learning.

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  • Liz Sepulveda, Program Coordinator
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