A.P. American Government Lesson Plan - Klein Oak High School
Dates Monday, August 24, 2009
Topic Course introduction.
Objectives Students shall be able to
  1. state the goals of the class,
  2. explain generally the policy process,
  3. identify differences between a history class and a political science class,
  4. analyze the effect of these difference on preparation for the AP US Government and Politics test, and
  5. introduce the concepts of delegated and reserved powers in the context of the current health care debate.
Activities Class discussion: [click here]
  1. The AP program,
  2. The AP US Government & Politics Test - May 3, 2010 at 8 a.m.!,
  3. Why this is not a history class - overview of policy process,
  4. The Power of Selective Amnesia.
  5. Discuss the current health care debate as it relates to the proper and historical role of government in the United States.
Assessment Monitor and adjust for understanding.
Assignments Read chapter one in the Wilson text for Tuesday. Complete the class preparation material (Word or PDF).