I have done my best to correlate the chapters in the Wilson text (14th edition) to the units in the course and exam redesign. These are the chapters that we will read each unit. It's messy, and it's also a work in progress. This is subject to change as is needed.
|AP Unit||Wilson 14e Chapters||Week|
|1 - Foundations of American Democracy||1 - Study of American Government||1|
|2 - The Constitution||2|
|3 - Federalism||3|
|2 - Interactions Among Branches of Government||13 - Congress||4|
|14 - The Presidency||5|
|15 - The Bureaucracy||6|
|16 - The Judiciary||7|
|3 - Civil Rights & Civil Liberties||5 - Civil Liberties||8|
|6 - Civil Rights||9|
|4 - American Political Ideologies & Beliefs||4 - American Political Culture||10 (L)|
|7 - Public Opinion||10|
|17 - Domestic Policy||11|
|18 - Economic Policy||11 (L)|
|19 - Foreign & Military Policy||12|
|5 - Political Participation||8 - Political Participation||13 (L)|
|9 - Political Parties||13|
|10 - Elections & Campaigns||14|
|11 - Interest Groups||15|
|12 - The Media||16|
Chapter 20 does not neatly fit in to any of the units, but acts as something of an overall summary.
(L) means that this chapter will be covered in lecture rather than in reading assignments.
Week assignments are based on a 16 week study period leading up to the AP Exam.