Unit 1 videos are now complete

I’ve finished posting the videos for Unit 1 of AP Government. It turns out there are only four of them, but they have a lot of information about some of the basic concepts that are foundational for understanding why our government looks the way it does.

What these videos do not do, is show exactly what the government looks like, or how it functions. Those videos are in Unit 2, and there are many, many more of them. The Unit 1 videos provide a conceptual overview and, I hope that they help students (and anyone else who watches them) more about Checks and Balances and Federalism. (Separation of Powers, the third big concept that everyone is supposed to learn in school, is pretty self explanatory.)

I’m looking forward to your comments and questions.