AP European History Course Information



AP European History since 1450 is a college level course that introduces students to the cultural, economic, political, and social developments that have fundamentally shaped western civilization.  Through use of appropriate analytical skills, primary and secondary sources, maps, charts, graphs, statistics, and other visual documents students will “evaluate selective factual knowledge to increase their understanding of the development of contemporary institutions, the role of continuity and change in present-day society and politics, and the evolution of current forms of artistic expression and intellectual discourse” (College Board, 2010).


Students will develop an understanding of the basic concepts and topics introduced, analyze and interpret historical evidence, and improve their abilities to express their understanding of historical events in writing through research papers and timed essays.


This course covers the chronological period beginning with the High Renaissance (c. 1450) through the present. The outline of the periods covered is as follows:


            c. 1450 – c. 1815 (French Revolutionary/Napoleonic Era)       50%

            c. 1815 – Present                                                                      50%

                        Nineteenth Century     25%

                        Twentieth Century        25%


1.       To develop student understanding of cultural, intellectual, political, diplomatic, social, and economic developments that have fundamentally shaped Western Civilization.

2.       To improve students ability to critically read primary and secondary sources, including maps, graphs, charts, statistics, and other visual and written documents to construct and evaluate historical interpretations.


3.       To enable students to effectively express their understandings orally and in writing through oral presentations, visual and written research projects and timed essays.


4.       To develop student skills in time management, organization, debate, presentation, critical reading, and study skills.

5.       To prepare students to do well on the AP European History Exam in May.

I  have tutoring for my classes every Wednesday, starting August 17th, from 3:15 to 4:15 in room 134.
For additional course information, please review the Syllabus and Curriculum Map for this course attached below.
Mrs. Hanson
Aug 4, 2013, 8:34 PM