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Government and Politics: Comparative (posc 1230)

This course is designed to give inexperienced and experienced teachers the tools necessary to develop an Advanced Placement Comparative Government and Politics course in the public or private school setting. Instruction will provide the scope and sequence of this course as designed by the College Board committee; analyze proper textbook and supplementary materials; evaluate course examination requirements; and develop curriculum enrichments in facilitating a college level program. Students will also provide insight into their own educational experiences and speculate on how advance placement has affected their teacher development.

Register for the 2014 Government and Politics:  Comparative workshop online. -Register now with a credit card.


Dave LaShomb has been involved with Advanced Placement* since 1987, originally instructing AP* Comparative Government and Politics; adding AP* Psychology in 1994; and finally AP* American Government in 2000. He has been a reader, table leader and question leader at the AP* Government and Politics reading from 1995-2007. During this time he also became a member of the AP* Test Development Committee in 2000, fulfilling a four year tenure finishing in 2004. After teaching for 29 years in Minnesota, he and his wife Marilyn moved to warmer climates in Las Vegas Nevada where he currently teaches at Advanced Technologies Academy. During the summer months Dave provides instruction at institutes for American and Comparative Government and Politics for the College Board’s Western, Eastern, and Midwest regions.



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