About

USGOPO.com is a site for studying United States Government and Politics that includes activities, readings, links, and videos. It is meant to be useful to both teachers and students. It includes a daily bellringer (M-F, School Days), Weekly articles, a more detailed monthly feature, quarterly reports, and a section to review for the exam. It is operated by David Wolfford, author of United States Government and Politics: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination (AMSCO/Perfection Learning).

Daily Briefing offers a short, daily activity or bell ringer. Examples include complicated definitions or explanations of government terms, unique dates in political history, embedded YouTube or C-SPAN videos, and other brief student activities.

Weekly Current Events provides three recent and carefully chosen and linked news pieces, and questions. Copy and paste the articles or links to your own digital platform or use the Weekly Current Events page where you’ll find questions in both PDF and MS Word. The chosen reports, op-eds, and profiles come from a variety of news outlets. The Question are useful for class discussion, assigned homework, or quizzes. You can find previous articles and questions at the Weekly Current Events Archive.

The Monthly Report is an in-depth article or commentary on current Government and Politics or U.S. political history.

The Quarterly Grade is an occasional judgment of issues or currents in political science education.

The Yearly Review provides useful activities and tools for end-of-course review, especially the Advanced Placement national exam.

The Unit Activities  listed to the right parallel typical government units or textbook chapters. Under the Units you’ll find activities, lessons, links, terms lists, video clips, and original content.

The AMSCO Book, United States Government and Politics: Preparing for the Advanced Placement Examination (AMSCO/Perfection Learning), is a thorough yet concise, affordable text for anyone taking the AP Government and Politics exam. For more information, click here.

USGOPO provides links to influential Documents from the founding through the 20th Century, that coincide with the AP Government and Politics curriculum.