Click here to view an Adobe (PDF) document that provides the new College
Board approved syllabus for 2020-2021. Click here to view an MS Word
document that provides the course syllabus, including the course outline,
grading criteria and classroom rules. Click here to view model term paper 1 and
here to view model term paper 2.  
apgov.ch11.congress.2012.website.ppt
Here are the links to each of this year's PowerPoint slides:









Ch 15- 16        Ch.17-19        
Click here to link to the College Board
website, where you can find
information about the national A. P.
Government & Politics Test on
Monday, May 3, 2021, in the morning.
Welcome back for your senior year and U. S.
Government and Politics with a quarter of
economics.  We shall begin using a distance
learning platform
; however we all hope to be back in
a regular classroom setting as soon as possible.  
After
getting acquainted and becoming familiar with
the online platform
on Thursday and Friday (August
6-7) we shall begin our study of
economics on
Monday, August 10th.  We shall study Chapter 1 on
Monday
and part of Tuesday, Chapter 2 on Tuesday
and Wednesday, and take an
essay quiz over
Chapters 1-2 on Thursday
. On Friday we shall begin
our study of Chapter 3, which covers the economic
principle of demand.   Yes, we will be going very
fast, but you are all AP students and should be up to
the task.
 I look forward to teaching all of you this
year.
 Here are your AP Classroom entry codes:
4th Period: Y2MGKD; 5th period: 4A234D
A. P. Government
and Politics--4th
and 5th Periods.
Click here to view a
presentation showing
the CA standards for
Government
Click here to view a
presentation
showing the CA
standards for
Economics
Click here to view an MS Word document that shows the general day-by-day
lesson plan, with homework assignments, by month for the 2020-2021 school
year--previous months, current month and future months
Click here to view online information about our textbook
Stanislaus County Library Website
NO Weekly
Current Events
Reports
are due this
Friday.
Click here
for an example of
a current events
report.
NO Vocabulary
reports are due
this week.  Click
here for a WVR
example from AP
Psych
Here are some websites that complement our in-class and textbook learning.
Here are some general websites for the year.
Click here to learn more about Presidents of the United States.
Click here to learn more about the U. S. House of Representatives
Click here to learn more about the U. S. Senate
Click here to access the website of the Library of Congress--an excellent
sourse for issues on government and economics
Click here to learn more about the Executive Branch
Click here to learn more about the United States Supreme Court
Click here to learn more about the government of the State of California.
Click here to learn more about general economics.
Click here to learn more about the Federal Reserve Board and its powers and
responsibilities        
Click here to see the New York Stock Exchange Website
Click here to find free stock quotes    Click here for the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Click here to visit the website for the Securities  & Exchange Commission (SEC)
Click here to visit an excellent website that helps define economics terms
Back to Mr. Simoncini's home page
Click here to view common term paper errors--errors you
should avoid.
Weekly current events rotation for our next session on:
February 21, 2020 (Blue teams)
 Know Nothings: OPED;
Frank Matthews Party: State and Local;
Federalists:
Cartoon;
Peace and Freedom Party: National; Nativists:
International