Teaching AP Government in a Shortened Semester: Unit Three Resources for eLearning

Raise your hand if you save Unit Three for the end and now are wondering what to do since the test will only cover Units 1-3? (This was Spring 2020 and does not indicate any other years)


Not going to lie. I went for a LONG walk and stewed. During the walk, though, I realized that this is all new for everyone and I had a choice. Here is my compiled list of resources, podcasts, videos, and anything else I could think of. The format is different than my other resource pages, as this follows the CED to help where you need it.

This is meant to be a start to your eLearning. I plan to record some lectures as well and roll with the punches. information is rolling in daily. I do not want to overload my students, but I want to give them resources. It’s very podcast heavy, with videos and a few lessons.

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Overall resources. You can search for what you need!

National Constitution Center Hall Pass

National Constitution Center Podcasts

Civics 101 Podcasts

My Favorite Podcasts for AP Government

Constitution USA Rights

Constitution USA Equality


Civil Liberties

3.1 The Bill of Rights

National Constitution Center: Bill of Rights Video

Civics 101: Bill of Rights Podcast and Graphic Organizer

3.2 The First Amendment: Freedom of Religion

NCC Podcast: Football, Freedom, and the First Amendment

NCC Podcast: Yoder v. Wisconsin

American Experience- Engel v. Vitale

BRI Resource– Engel v. Vitale

Constitutional: The First Amendment

3.3 The First Amendment: Freedom of Speech

BRI Videos: Tinker v. Des Moines; Schenck v. the United States

More Perfect Podcast: The Hate Debate 

3.4 Freedom of the Press

BRI Resource (I’d use the background essay only)

Civics 101 podcast: Freedom of the Press

3.5 Second Amendment

BRI Video: McDonald v. Chicago

Podcast: The Gun Show

3.6 Amendments: Balancing Individual Freedom with Public Order and Safety

More Perfect Podcast: Cruel and Unusual

3.7 Selective Incorporation

BRI Video: McDonald v. Chicago

3.8 Due Process and the Rights of the Accused

BRI Resouce and Video: Gideon v. Wainwright

3.9 Due Process and the Right to Privacy

BRI Video: Roe v. Wade

BRI Resource: Personal Liberty

Teaching Controversial Topics (archived post)

Oyez Body Politic

Civil Rights

3.10 Social Movements and Equal Protection

Gender Discrimination Assignment (including podcast)

A Case for Reading The Whole Document- Letter From A Birmingham Jail

Ashbrook Center: Letter from a Birmingham Jail Podcast

3.11 Government Response to Social Movements

BRI Video: Brown v. Board of Education

Constitution Center: MLK’s Constitutional Legacy

3.12 Balancing Minority and Majority Rights

Transgender Rights and the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Hall Pass (NCC) The Fourteenth Amendment (Three-Part Series)

3.13 Affirmative Action

BRI Video: Grutter v. Bollinger


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There is an overload of information out there, so take a deep breath and take one step at a time. This is new to all of us, and it’s ok to be overwhelmed.



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