European History

Cultivate your understanding of European history through analyzing historical sources

overview

This course traces major developments and events in world history since approximately 1450. Students will explore social, economic, and political changes, the historical roots of contemporary issues, and the role of conflict and cooperation in global interrelationships. They will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, as they investigate key issues and ideas and assess societal progress or decline in world history.

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AP European History is an introductory college-level European history course. Students cultivate their understanding of European history through analyzing historical sources and learning to make connections and craft historical arguments as they explore concepts like interaction of Europe and the world; economic and commercial developments; cultural and intellectual developments; states and other institutions of power; social organization and development; national and European identity; and technological and scientific innovation.

Course Content

Influenced by the Understanding by Design® (Wiggins and McTighe) model, this course framework provides a description of the course requirements necessary for student success.

The AP European History framework is organized into nine commonly taught units of study that provide one possible sequence for the course. As always, you have the flexibility to organize the course content as you like.

Unit Exam Weighting
Unit 1: Renaissance and Exploration
10%-15%
Unit 2: Age of Reformation
10%-15%
Unit 3: Absolutism and Constitutionalism
10%-15%
Unit 4: Scientific, Philosophical, and Political Developments
10%-15%
Unit 5: Conflict, Crisis, and Reaction in the Late 18th Century
10%-15%
Unit 6: Industrialization and Its Effects
10%-15%
Unit 7: 19th-Century Perspectives and Political Developments
10%-15%
Unit 8: 20th-Century Global Conflicts
10%-15%
Unit 9: Cold War and Contemporary Europe
10%-15%
Skills Description
Developments and Processes
Identify and explain historical developments and processes.
Sourcing and Situation
Analyze sourcing and situation of primary and secondary sources.
Claims and Evidence in Sources
Analyze arguments in primary and secondary sources.
Contextualization
Analyze the context of historical events, developments, or processes.
Making Connections
Using historical reasoning processes (comparison, causation, continuity and change) analyze patterns and connections between and among historical developments and processes.
Argumentation
Develop an argument.

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