Teaching American Politics: Course Content

Browse select content for your American Government and Politics course below.

Topic Guides

The Monkey Cage

Monkey Cage Topic Guides compiles from articles published at the Monkey Cage. Their mission is to connect political scientists and the political conversation by creating a compelling forum, developing publicly focused scholars, and building an informed audience. TMC is an independent site currently publishing at the Washington Post. Example guides include:

TMC Topic Guides

The Forum Network is a public media service that offers hundreds of video and audio lectures from the world's foremost scholars, authors, artists, scientists, policymakers, and community leaders, made available to the public for free.

Lectures hosted on The Forum Network are presented by community organizations and educational institutions from the Boston area and beyond.

Primary resources

The Miller Center is a nonpartisan affiliate of the University of Virginia that specializes in presidential scholarship, public policy, and political history, providing critical insights for the nation's governance challenges. This link will take you to a selection of primary resources on significant moments in U.S. history and politics, curated by distinguished scholars.


A podcast exploring themes related to civic engagement in order to build a more inclusive, just, and equitable democracy. Additional resources include:

January 6 v Democracy:  a comprehensive timeline


The Democracy Paradox podcast brings scholars from political science, sociology, economics, and other disciplines to discuss social and political ideas. The aim is not to debate policy or politics, but to introduce new concepts to listeners so they can understand politics and society better.


Mischiefs of Faction is a collaborative political science blog, founded in 2012, with the goal of advancing and debating our knowledge of political parties. Their name comes from Federalist Paper No. 10, in which James Madison warned about the dangers of selfish political groups but conceded their inevitability in a free nation.

Their work is mostly focused on parties in the United States, though not exclusively. And their interest in political parties motivates discussion of broader issues in American society and political institutions. These interests include Congress, the American presidency, the development of the media, and political developments in countries other than the U.S. 

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