This collection features over 50 videos and lessons that align to all five AP Gov units.
Unit 1: Foundation of American Democracy
The Retro Report resources here focus on debates in Federalism, including immigration and disaster response.
Sanctuary Cities: An Uproar That Began Long Ago
Immigration in the 1990s: Proposition 187
The Minneapolis Bridge Collapse
Hurricane Katrina’s Aftermath and Lessons in Dealing With Disaster
Unit 2: Interactions Among Branches
This collection includes resources for all three branches, along with several films that focus on public policy and the role of the bureaucracy.
The Battle for Votes: Gerrymandering
Why Supreme Court Confirmations Have Become So Bitter
The Korean War
Love Canal and the Environmental Protection Agency
The Birth of the Environmental Movement: DDT and Rachel Carson
Influencing Public Policy: Food Safety
Influencing Public Policy: The Story of Thalidomide
The Environment and Natural Resources: Wild Horses
The Indian Child Welfare Act
Unit 3: Civil Liberties & Civil Rights
The videos below include many resources to teach about the 1st Amendment, 2nd Amendment, criminal justice issues, along with examinations of the civil rights struggles of several groups in U.S. history.
Presidents v. Press: How the Pentagon Papers Leak Set Up First Amendment Showdowns
The Civil Rights Movement: Black Power and Sports
The Second Amendment: Siege at Waco
Brown v. Board of Ed and Busing Promised Integration. Why Are Schools Still Segregated?
Why the Supreme Court Endorsed, Then Limited Affirmative Action
How a 1944 Supreme Court Ruling on Internment Camps Led to a Reckoning
The 1968 L.A. School Walkouts
Vincent Chin and Asian American Civil Rights
Dr. Martin Luther King at Gee’s Bend
Protests For Racial Justice: A Long History
Watts Uprising and the Militarization of Policing
Why We Can’t Have a Civil Conversation About Guns
Aftermath of the War on Terror
The War on Terror and the Debate Over Torture
The Moral Panic Over “Superpredators”
Influencing Policy: Evolution and the First Amendment
Free Speech VS Censorship: Warnings From Explicit Lyrics to Trigger Warnings
A Right to Die?
Crime and Punishment: Three Strikes and You’re Out
DNA Clues Solve Crimes . . . With a Privacy Cost
Abortion Was Illegal. This Secret Group Defied the Law
Unit 4: American Political Ideologies & Beliefs
This section includes examinations of political socialization by several types of influences along with resources for learning about the interaction between ideology and social policy.
Transgender Rights, Won Over Decades, Face New Restrictions
Labor Union Activism: Advocating for Worker Rights
Jimmy Carter and the Rise of Evangelical Voters
Public Policy: Welfare Reform
George C. Wallace and the Politics of Segregation
From Women’s Suffrage to the ERA
How Segregation Influenced Evangelical Political Activism
Unit 5: Political Participation
This section includes links to several collections, including political parties and conventions and political advertisements. There are also resources for teaching about voting rights and historic elections.