• AP Government Summer Assignment 2009




                Advanced Placement courses are designed to enable the student to successfully master the advanced placement exam given in the spring.  Upon successful completion of the exam, the student should receive college credit (depending on the college’s score requirements). A summer assignment will allow more time to master the required topics. The assignment in AP Government covers topics on Political Thought. While Political Thought is not on the AP exam, an understanding of the ideas of past writers, will give the student an understanding of the ideas that the Framers of the Constitution would have known. The ideas of Plato, Cicero, Locke and others were debated in the forming of our plan of government.


                The student’s task will be to master the ideas of political authors prior to the opening of school. This mastery will allow the class to quickly move into the AP tested material. The student’s task will be to comprehend the required material and demonstrate an understanding in a series of essays quizzes and test. The quizzes and test will be given within the first few days of school in August.


                All reading assignments can be located on the AP Summer assignment web cite https://www.augusta.k12.va.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=2431  The assignment consists of political thought readings from Plato through Marx and the corresponding questions. All questions are to be answered and e-mailed to my home address youngeb@ntelos.net by August 1, 2009 Failure to comply will be an indication of not wanting to be enrolled in AP Government.


                In addition to the reading questions, three (3) essays of at least two pages in length (word processed, double spaced, 12 point type, new times roman font) will be required on the first day of class. The essays assignments will also be found on the AP Summer Assignment cite. https://www.augusta.k12.va.us/site/Default.aspx?PageID=2431


                Failure to comply will be also an indication of not wanting to be enrolled in AP Government.