The course is divided into four quarters, with twelve units leading up to the AP exam and followed by an end of year project. At the end of each unit the students will be given an exam that consists of multiple choice questions and an essay question. I will use items and essay prompts from released AP Exams as well as my own questions. In each quarter the students will be given at least one document based question in preparation for the AP exam.
Students will be asked to read on almost a nightly basis to prepare for class discussion. Minor quizzes will be given once a week to review the material. Various in class activities will be used to have the students apply the content discussed in class. The students will have an opportunity to gain participation points for adding to class discussions, answering questions and posing their own inquiries.
McKay, John P., Bennett D. Hill, John Buckler, Clare Haru Crowston, Mary E.
Wiesner-Hanks, and Joe Perry. A History of Western Society, Eleventh Edition.
Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2014.
Required Review Text (Available at the HHS Bookstore)
Viault, Birdsall S. Modern European History. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1990.
Unit I: The Renaissance
Unit II: The Protestant Reformation and Wars of Religion
Unit III: The Age of Absolutism
Unit IV: The Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment
Unit V: The French Revolution
Unit VI: Napoleonic Europe
Unit VII: The Industrial Revolution
Unit VIII: Nationalism and Nineteenth-Century Europe
Unit IX: The Age of Imperialism
Unit X: World War One and the Russian Revolution
Unit XI: The Interwar Period and World War II
Unit XII: Europe After World War IIUnit XIII: AP Test Review