AP Comparative Government

Scott Rivinius has been a public school teacher for sixteen years, teaching in North Carolina, Massachusetts, Texas and Maryland. For the past seven years, he has taught AP Comparative Government and Politics at Winston Churchill High School, a school of 2200 students outside of Washington, D.C. He has worked at the AP Comparative Government and Politics Reading since 2013, as both a reader and table leader. He is a recent hire by College Board as an AP Consultant and has provided instruction and support to AP Comparative Government teachers, in the D.C. area, through mentoring and local workshops. He has previously taught AP World History, AP U.S. History, and AP U.S. Government and Politics. He received his B.A. in History from Elon University; his M.A. in History from Salem State University; and his MEd in Educational Research and Evaluation from Ohio University.
Mr. Rivinius has a passion for political science and teaching Comparative Government and Politics. He believes this is a course that is greatly beneficial to students’ academic development that helps them better understand the world. His APSI will have an emphasis on the 2019-20 course redesign and how to best prepare teachers and students for these changes. The APSI will provide numerous resources for teachers to bring back to their classrooms, including sample multiple choice questions, free response, lesson plans, activities, projects, and web resources.