• Course Overview:

    AP European History is a college-level course that aims to provide highly motivated students the chance to earn college credit while enrolled in high school. Credit is earned based on the score the student receives on the AP examination, which is offered by the College Board upon completion of the course. The AP European History course differs from a Regents level course in the amount of reading and studying students are responsible outside of school, and the depth in which students are required to study historical data. Course topics will cover Modern European history since 1450 and will focus on five specific thematic areas: Poverty and Prosperity, States and Other Institutions of Power, Interaction of Europe and the World, Objective Knowledge and Subjective Vision, and the Individual and Society. The course will also test nine main historical thinking skills: contextualization, comparison, interpretation, analyzing evidence, synthesis, causation, continuity and change over time, periodization, and argumentation. Understanding the developments of the West throughout this time period is essential to understanding the world in which we live in today.


    Grading Policy: 

    Tests & Quizzes - 45%
    Essays -  35%
    Class Participation/Homework - 20%  
    Units and Themes:

    Unit One - The Late Middle Ages

    Unit Two - The Renaissance

    Unit Three - Reformation and Religious War

    Unit Four - Exploration and State Building
    Unit Five - The Age of Reason
    Unit Six - The French Revolution and Napoleon
    Unit Seven - The Industrial Revolution and its Impact
    Unit Eight - Liberals and Conservatives in the 19th Century
    Unit Nine - The Dawn of the 20th Century: Modernity, Anxiety, and Imperialism
    Unit Ten - WWI and the Russian Revolution
    Unit Eleven - Europe Between the Wars, WWII
    Unit Twelve - Post WWII Europe