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AP Daily videos are short, searchable instructional segments you can:

  • assign to students before or after class to maximize time for discussion.
  • assign alongside topic questions to address misunderstandings.
  • encourage students to take advantage of on their own, on mobile devices or computers.
  • track to see which students are watching each video in each class. 

Topic questions are formative questions to check student understanding as you teach. Assign topic questions to reveal student misunderstandings and target your lessons.

Progress checks help you gauge student knowledge and skills for each unit through:

  • multiple-choice questions with rationales explaining correct and incorrect answers, and
  • free-response questions with scoring guides to help you evaluate student work.

My Reports highlights progress for every student and class across AP units.

The question bank is a searchable database of real AP questions. You can:

  • find topic questions and practice exam questions, indexed by content and skills.
  • search for any question, passage, or stimulus by text or keyword.
  • create custom quizzes that can be assigned online or on paper.

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  • Made for any learning environment, AP teachers can assign these short videos on every topic and skill as homework alongside topic questions, warm-ups, lectures, reviews, and more.
  • AP students can also access videos on their own for additional support.
  • Videos are available in AP Classroom, on your Course Resources page.


AP Daily Instructors

Expert AP teachers across the country can support your course virtually:

  • Lead teacher: Elizabeth (Liza) Knight, J.H. Rose High School, Greenville, N.C.
  • Suzanne Bailey, Grissom High School, Huntsville, Ala.
  • Laura Lutz, Chelsea High School, Chelsea, Mich.
  • Betsy Heckman, Westminster School, Simsbury, Conn.
  • Scott Rivinius, Winston Churchill High School, Potomac, Md.

Higher Education Faculty Lecturers

Supplement your instruction with 30-minute videos on each unit hosted by college or university professors. Guest lecturers include:

  • Carrie Currier, Texas Christian University
  • Jennifer Horan, University of North Carolina, Wilmington
  • Mark Jones, Rice University
  • Mary Rose Kubal, St. Bonaventure University
  • Eduardo Magalhaes, Simpson College

The Faculty Lectures are available on the AP Classroom Course Resources page, under Overview, as well as YouTube.

Additional Resources for AP Comparative Government and Politics

Lesson Developed with the National Constitution Center

Civil Liberties and Rights Worldwide:

This lesson allows students to compare civil rights and liberties as written in foundational documents throughout the world by using Rights Around the World, the National Constitution Center’s interactive website. Students compare how the United States and other countries legally or constitutionally define several rights and liberties, and then rank countries based on the extent to which the government recognizes particular citizen rights and liberties. A discussion on how well such rights are actually protected provides an interesting lesson summary and foundation for further research. Leader's Notes (.pdf/760KB) and Student Handbook (.pdf/403KB) are available for your use.

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Online Resources Recommended by AP Teachers

A list of online resources recommended by your fellow AP AP Comparative Government and Politics teachers.