Our goal is to explore the 3 branches of the Federal Government and the interaction of all levels of government – federal, state, and local. We will investigate public policy, civic issues, and the use of resources in light of contemporary issues. The media, special interests, and political parties will also be important to our study.

Special attention will be placed on problem solving and thoughtful discussion of topics. Students will be expected to delve deeply into the text of the Constitution.

Unit 2 Jeopardy

ODE Model Curriculum

Course Outline

Government and Politics Course Outline

Comparative Course Description

Here are some useful links for class:

Wood Answer Key Edition 6

MindTap     Intro Video

C-Span Landmark Cases

AP Practice Tests

Voting Rights Act

C-SPAN Resources

Ahbrook Seminars

Buckeye Boys State

Comparative Politics Study Help

Comparative News Blog

US Gov Teachers

Constitution Comparisons

LOC Leg. Process

Vote Smart

Declaration of Independence


Federalist Papers

Supreme Court Cases

Wordless News Headlines

Political Quiz

Political Typology Poll

Congress Videos

House of Representatives


White House

Supreme Court

Ohio General Assembly

Great American Speeches

270 to Win

Living Room Candidate

Learnerator AP Prep

The Atlantic Writing Prize

Voices of History

Character Formation

Political Typology