The Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum is designed to give students an analytical perspective on government and politics in the United States. The course will require students to master historical and analytic skills, including; chronological and spatial thinking, historical research and interpretation. Students will evaluate viewpoints presented through major print and electronic media, understand statistical data and derive reasoned, evidence based conclusions related to significant political events. Student should also be able assess and adjust their conclusions as conditions change or new information becomes available. The course will also emphasize preparation and intensive study towards the AP U.S. Gov’t & Politics exam.