European & World History AP/Honors

Course Overview

European & World History
Please view the information on the following webpages to understand the dynamics of this course.
Overview of European History - College Board
AP European History Homepage - College Board

The study of European History since 1450 introduces students to cultural, economic, political and social developments that played a fundamental role in shaping the world in which they live. The goals of the AP European History program are to develop an understanding of some of the principal themes in modern European history, an ability to analyze historical evidence and historical interpretation, and an ability to express historical understanding in writing. Students enrolled in a course designated as Advanced Placement are expected to take the exam. It is the expectation that all students enrolled in European History AP will take the A.P. Exam.

A project is required for each term. The Term One project is introductory. The project is intended to familiarize students with the political, social, economic and artistic aspects of Renaissance Italy and provide background information to enrich understanding of the course. It is available to students in June so they have the option of completing it during the summer. See Term One Project for more information about the project and due dates.

The required project in term two is a culminating project. Preparing for and taking the European History AP Exam satisfies this project. Any student who opts NOT to take the exam will complete a project similar the term one. With teacher approval, two books that pertain to term two topics will be read and analyzed. A written analysis will be submitted to the teacher by the end of the second week of May.