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AP European History Erin O’Connor Melissa Etchison The Basics AP European History is a year-long class that meets every other day Be prepared to work really hard! This is an extremely rigorous course There is required reading from the book every night, but not much other homework 

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AP European History

Erin O’Connor

Melissa Etchison


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The Basics

  • AP European History is a year-long class that meets every other day

  • Be prepared to work really hard! This is an extremely rigorous course

  • There is required reading from the book every night, but not much other homework 

  • This class can be used for your world history credit sophomore year, but the class is mostly seniors


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Topics Covered First Sem.

  • Renaissance

  • Reformation

  • Wars of Religion

  • Emergence of Absolute Monarchies and Representative Government

  • Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment

  • French Revolution and Napoleon

  • Industrialization and Urbanization

  • Rise of the modern state

  • Nationalism and Socialism

  • Imperialism


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Topics Covered Second Sem.

  • World War I

  • Dictatorships

  • World War II

  • Postwar Europe: Rise and fall of the Soviet Empire

  • Postwar Europe: a unified Europe?


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The AP Exam

  • 3 essays

    • 1 free response before WWI; choice between 2 essay ?s

    • 1 free response after WWI; choice between 2 essay ?s

    • 1 DBQ

  • 80 selected response

  • In class after the test you play Diplomacy; a game where you control a European nation prior to WWI


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Mr. Ellenberger!!

  • CRAZY

  • The notes that he gives aren’t detailed, but they do cover everything that you need to know

  • He lectures, but the lectures always engage the students

  • The questions that he asks are thought provoking


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Grading

  • Nothing is weighted

  • Grade for participation

  • ALMOST NO HOMEWORK!!!!!! Except reading

  • Tests are curved to the AP scale

  • Very few grades; graded like an actual college class


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Tips from us

  • ALWAYS do the readings and don’t get behind on them

  • Don’t freak if you don’t do so hot on the multiple choice questions

  • Study in groups, if you don’t know something, chances are somebody else does

  • Start studying for the AP test about a month before, don’t cram the week of

  • Buy a review book (Princeton Review, Barron’s, etc.)


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