AP Government & Politics: US

This session is offered during APSI Event 3:  Monday through Thursday June 24-27, 2024

Shenita Brazelton is a licensed attorney and Lecturer at Georgia State University located in Atlanta, Georgia. She earned a BA from Tuskegee University in political science, a JD from Vanderbilt University Law School, and a PhD in political science from Georgia State University.

She has taught U.S. Government and Politics for 12 years. She was a reader for the AP US Government and Politics Exam for several years and subsequently served as a table leader and question leader for the Exam. She has previously served as a member of the AP US Government and Politics Instructional Design Committee and the Development Committee.

She currently serves as the chair of the Social Sciences Academic Advisory Committee for the College Board.

APSI Course Description for AP Government and Politics: US In this workshop, we will focus on discussing and reviewing the structure of the redesigned course in AP US Government and Politics.

We will discuss various pedagogical methods to teach the following components of the course:

  • Big Ideas,
  • Enduring Understandings,
  • Learning Objectives, and
  • Essential Knowledge for this course.

Participants will gain a better understanding of how these concepts are utilized to build a cohesive course framework.

We will also focus on the components of the redesigned exam. Particularly, we will cover in-depth the disciplinary practices:

  • Source Analysis,
  • SCOTUS Application,
  • Data Analysis,
  • Concept Application, and
  • Argumentation.
  • We will also review and discuss revisions for the multiple choice questions on the redesigned exam.

We hope to see you online this summer!

Here’s what participants have said about Shenita’s sessions:

“Dr. Brazelton used our time and limitations well. All topics and activities will be very useful in preparing lessons for the upcoming school year. I better understand the requirements and expectations for the FRQs and the Argumentative Essay. Presenter made time for peer sharing and expression. Great workshop!”

“Great job presenting the material in a virtual format. Also, very knowledgeable in the content. The presenter provided really great feedback to all involved in the workshop.”

“She was awesome! I really enjoyed the class. One of the best training sessions I’ve had this far! Thank you Shenita!”

“She was GREAT. She walked us through the material in a logical, methodical manner. She also has a great personality establishing a comfortable work environment.”

We hope to see you in June!