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On April 14, 2021

Lesson Plan: AP Government: Quantitative Analysis Question Practice

Think Less, Ink More

AP Gov teacher Daniel Larsen discusses strategic approaches to free response answers.

Description

This is intended as an end-of-course review activity for practice with the Quantitative Analysis Question format included on the AP United States Government and Politics exam since the 2018 redesign. Five practice prompts are provided.

Procedures

  • QAQ OVERVIEW:

    • Students read the five provided QAQ prompts, either in a jigsaw or an individual format.

    • Students use the provided overview table to plan what they would answer if assigned each question.

    • Students discuss and compare their planned answers, augmenting their initial notes with new ideas stemming from the discussion.

    • As needed, students use the C-SPAN Classroom featured resources to review content pertaining to concepts/topics for which they struggled to discern answers.
  • QAQ WRITING:

    • Students use what they have learned from the above exploration to create a full response to one or more of the provided QAQ prompts, as assigned by their instructor.

Vocabulary

  • Branches Of Government
  • House Of Representatives
  • President
  • Senate
  • Separation Of Powers
  • Supreme Court

Topics

AP U.S. Government Key TermsCampaigns & ElectionsEducationExecutive BranchInterest Groups & LobbyingLegislative BranchPolitical Parties

Grades

High School