Advanced US Government and Politics is a high school level course, adapted from college-level materials with a focus on the reality of politics and how it connects to the lives of students and American citizens. The intent of this course is to counter any belief a young gifted learner may have that politics is too hard to make sense of and empower those youths to demonstrate how contemporary politics is relevant to their lives.
US Government and Politics, a semester-long course, focuses on American politics in the present day, including the relevant outcomes and events in the lives of our students. The end goal is to ensure that students leave this class understanding how politics and government really work and how events in Washington affect their lives and the lives of friends and family.
Major topics of Advanced U.S. Government and Politics:
- Understanding American Politics
- The Constitution and the Founding
- Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
- Public Opinion
- The Media
- Political Parties
- Interest Groups
- Institutions of Government
- Economic, Social and Foreign Policy
This is a 16-week class for teens working at an advanced high school level. Weekly webinars are 50 minutes long. Recordings are available for students who must miss a session.
Link to Required Book:
- American Politics Today (AP Fifth Edition): Link to hardcover edition (an e-book version is available).
This textbook is the latest revision of a text currently in use at respected universities across America. We have selected this particular edition for its inclusion of the new online study technology, InQuizitive. Please be very careful to acquire the 2017 one-volume edition ISBN 978-0-393-63093-0 with InQuizitive registration card so that your student will be able to fully participate in all aspects of the course (or equivalent e-book edition). We strongly recommend ordering directly from Norton to ensure you get the correct edition.