Progress Reports: 12 weeks




APMacro: Practice Multiple Choice Test 2

Answer 60 multiple choice questions. Topics include basic economic concepts; measurement of economic performance; national income and price determination; financial sector; inflation, unemployment, and stabilization policies; economic growth and productivity; and open economy.


Gov: Chapter Review

  • Explain the roots of political parties and the role parties play in the political process and public policy development.
  • Identify the organization of political parties, including third parties, and explain how participation in parties affects the government.
  • Explain the platforms of political candidates and parties.
  • Explain the significance of interest groups in terms of their goals, methods, and influence on government and public policy.


APMacro: Practice MC Test 1 and FRQ Corrections

Multiple Choice and FRQ corrections, class discussion and common errors.


Gov: Candidates Poster Website

Students will be creating a candidates website with position statements or talking points covering the major issues in a fictitious presidential campaign.

Candidate Website


APMacro: Practice FRQ Test 1

FRQ_Icon   FRQs are a free-response section to answer one long and two short free-response questions in a 60-minute time period. The free-response section begins with a mandatory 10-minute reading period. During this period, students are advised to read each of the questions, sketch graphs, make notes, and plan their answers. Students then have 50 minutes to write their answers. Some questions in the free-response section require graphical analysis. The longer free-response question will generally require students to interrelate several content areas. The two shorter questions will typically focus on a specific topic in a given content area.



Gov: Campaign Ads

Campaign Commercials

Political campaigns use a number of persuasive techniques in an attempt to influence the opinions of voters. Political advertisements fall into two broad groups. The first group deals with issues, while the second group deals with images. Ads in either group can be positive or negative. Positive ads are aimed at making you like or respect a candidate. Negative ads are designed to make you dislike or fear his or her opponent. Both types of ads use persuasive techniques well known to advertisers.

Name-calling uses personal attacks on an opponent to distract voters from the real issues of the campaign. The goal is to inspire doubts about the opponent’s fitness for office by appealing to people’s fears or prejudices.

Transfer uses symbols or images that evoke emotion to something unrelated, such as a candidate or proposition.

Bandwagon creates the impression that everyone supports a cause or candidate. The technique plays on people’s desire to conform or climb on the bandwagon rather than being left behind.

Testimonial is having a well-known celebrity or personality endorse a candidate or proposal.The hope is that you will follow the person’s example without questioning his or her qualifications to make such as judgement.

Plain folks uses folksy or everyday images and language to show that the candidate is a regular person who understands the needs and concerns of the common people.

Card-stacking presents facts, statistics, and other evidence that support only one side of an argument.

Glittering generalities uses vague sweeping statements that appeal to voters emotionally, but don’t actually say anything specific. Candidates and proposals are often described in lofty terms.