APGOV & APUSH: News & Updates

Hello, AP Students. I hope you are well! I have a few pieces of information for you that will be of use.

  • Both AP Exams will be 45 minute long tests that consist of written response/free response questions. They have not yet published which formats of FRQ/LEQ/SAQ they will be including.
  • AP discussed having two testing dates - one very soon so that students who wanted to test before they forgot content could do so, and one closer to the original date. This may or may not happen. Dates will be published April 3rd.
  • APGOV is only going to be tested on Units 1-3. Please refer to the reading schedule for chapters. There were only two chapters left.
  • APUSH will only be tested on Units 1-7. We technically already finished reading for this but will begin review.
  • I filled out a form with the publisher of the AMSCO books. They said that they will be making available online versions of all of their books for free during the course of the emergency, which means that if you left your books at school, you aren't entirely doomed. We are currently trying to figure out how to get books (and possessions from your lockers) to you. (I personally would like to set up dead drops all over town and hide them places for an enrichment activity, but nobody will let me.)

If you'd like to read directly from the source, here's AP's announcement.

As far as your assignments for my class are concerned, I'm working on a weekly schedule that involves discussion boards, review activites, and heavy use of the AP Classroom quizzes that we have been using up to this point. You will receive details next week.

Free Review from AP

College Board is hosting online classes & review sessions on YouTube live. If you can make it, do. If you can't, watch the recordings. You can set a reminder if you go to the session before it starts.

Currently on the schedule are sessions that are not tested, but they will probably change that in future. I recommend you view these because they will be far higher quality than anything I can come up with.


Date Time Lesson Topic
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 3−3:45 p.m. ET 5.1 Voting Rights and Models of Voting Behavior
Thursday, March 26, 2020 3−3:45 p.m. ET 5.2 Voter Turnout
Friday, March 27, 2020 3−3:45 p.m. ET 5.3 Political Parties


Date Time Lesson Topic
Wednesday, March 25, 2020 11−11:45 a.m. ET 8.1 Contextualizing Period 8 
Thursday, March 26, 2020 11−11:45 a.m. ET 8.2 The Cold War from 1945 to 1980
Friday, March 27, 2020 11−11:45 a.m. ET 8.3 The Red Scare

I seriously encourage all of you, if you have time and have reviewed everything that will be tested, to just keep reading and studying. The free lectures/review sessions are across all subject areas, so if you have some time.... go watch an AP Euro session! All of the free sessions are listed here.

I will continue posting information here on my website, on my classroom page, and on Canvas announcements.

Stay healthy, stay safe, and let me know if you have any questions!