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.
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. Students will read Sophie's World
and complete a study guide. The study guide will be
submitted to the teacher by the end of the second
week of May.