AP/CITS European History

For AP European History, you need an AP text.  My Quick Reads, or one page readings are supplemental texts to items that may not be covered in a textbook or to be used if one does not have a textbook.  I also do various projects and essays with my students throughout the semester and do not have all of them listed here.  I currently use a text by Pearson and the AMSCO European History book.

I also utilize the resources on the AP College Board website and would encourage any AP teacher to do the same.  There are great videos and questions to use to help with student understanding and practice for the AP  test.  The outline provided below is mainly just my resources; however, you can move items around to bring in other materials or to have more time to do practice exams or other items within the AP Classroom.

Week One: Historiography

Monday: No School

Tuesday: Welcome to Class! Go over syllabus, policies, projects, and texts for the semester. Why is History Important Video. Map of Europe (Due on Thursday), assign Coffin chapter 12.

Wednesday: Time Lapse Video of Europe Assignment & Historiography PowerPoint

Thursday: Historiography Reading - What level historian are you?

Friday: What do you know about the Renaissance - Explain first essay (due in October) - Review European History up to 1400.

Week Two: Renaissance

Monday: What do you know about the Renaissance?  Discuss the birthplace of the Renaissance - Italy. Lecture on Why Italy?

Tuesday: Isabella d'Este ReadingFlorence, Society, & the Medici Lecture Florence YouTube Lecture

Wednesday: Artists and Writers Reading

Italian Artists Lecture  

For fun if time, Medieval Babies

Thursday: Savonarola Reading & Lorenzo Reading

Art Analysis Activity

Friday: Medici/Savonarola Twitter Activity

Week Three: Renaissance

Monday: How to write a DBQ,How to Write a Thesis Statement - Thesis Statement Activity - Northern Renaissance.

Tuesday: Renaissance DBQ Day

Wednesday: Watch Medici Documentary Video Guide 

Thursday: 12th Night Reading, Northern Renaissance

Friday: Renaissance State Building Lecture - Utopia Excerpt - War of the Roses - What was the Age of Exploration?  What do you know?

Week Four: Age of Exploration & the Reformation

Week Five: The Reformation

Monday: Luther and a Diet of Worms - Watch the Movie, Luther (Movie Guide)

Tuesday: Watch the Movie, Luther

Wednesday: Finish the Movie, Luther​ - Protestant Map

Thursday: Zwingli, the Anabaptists, and Calvin Lecture - Calvin Reading

Friday: The English Reformation - Take Home DBQ (Go over the Docs in class and then start and let them take it home)

Week Six: The War of Religions

Week Seven: Age of Absolutism

Monday: The English Civil War 

Tuesday: The Glorious Revolution - The British Primary Documents

Wednesday: French Absolutism

Thursday: French Absolutism

Friday: Poland and Austria

Week Eight: Age of Absolutism

Monday: Prussia

Tuesday: Russia

Wednesday: The Ottomans

Thursday: Review

Friday: Test

Week Ten: Society & Transatlantic Economy

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Week Six: The Scientific Revolution

Monday: Catholic Counter Reformation Lecture - Teresa of Avila - The Church as a Patron of the Sciences 

TuesdayWhat do you Know?  Read Copernicus Bio - Lecture on the Roots to the Revolution, & Timeline Project

WednesdayRead Brahe, continue notes.  Brahe's Instruments and Work (Make your own to see if you can chart the night's sky)

ThursdayGalileo Reading - Mini DBQ, Notes

FridaySHEG Galileo, Newton Reading, Finish Notes

Week Eleven: Enlightenment

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Week Twelve: Enlightenment

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Week Thirteen: French Revolution

Monday: Revolution - Why Did it Start through the Bastille

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Week Fourteen: French Revolution

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Week Fifteen: Napoleon

Monday: YouTube Lecture

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Week Sixteen: Finals Week

Review Day

Final Exam

Week Seventeen: Nation-States 

Week Seventeen: Industrial Revolution 

Week Eighteen: Industrial Revolution 

Week Nineteen: Nationalism 

Monday: Crimean War Notes, Crimean War Reading,

and read over Tennyson

Tuesday: Italian Unification Notes & Reading

Wednesday: German Unification Notes & Reading

Thursday: France after the Franco-Prussian War & Dreyfus Affair Reading

Friday: Austrian and Russian During the Era of Nationalism & Russian Emancipation Reading

Exit Slips

Week Twenty: Victorian Era & New Imperialism

Monday: Victoria and the Chartists NotesReading and Activity on Victoria, and Assign Timeline Project

Tuesday: Disraeli & Gladstone Notes & Twitter Activity

Wednesday: Ireland & the Irish Potato Famine Notes and Activity

Thursday: Economics & Women's Suffrage - Pankurst Reading

Friday: Minority Groups & Art in Europe - Victorian Era DBQ

Week Twenty-One: Victorian Era - Imperialism

Monday: British in India Notes, Reading on British in India, & Crash Course

Tuesday: British in China and Egypt Notes, Reading on British in China, start Political Cartoon Analysis

Wednesday: South Africa and Apartheid Notes, Finish Political Cartoon Analysis

Thursday: Test on the 1800s. 

Friday: What do you know about World War I.  How does it relate to Imperialism?  Why was World War I a World War?  Make a board of what everyone knows about World War I and discuss.

Week Twenty-Two: World War I

Monday: Building Alliances Notes, Alliance Reading, and WWI Video 1

WWI Video 2

Tuesday: Colonial Rivalries Notes, WWI Video 3

Wednesday: Assassination of Franz Ferdinand Notes & Ultimatum Reading & Discussion

Thursday: Willy & Nicky Letters & the Start of the War Notes

Friday: Initial Battles on the Western Front

Week Twenty-Three: World War I

Monday: Notes on the Homefront to Battle of Verdun

Tuesday: Notes on the Battle of the Somme & Eastern Front

Wednesday: Notes on Gallipoli & the Wars on the Seas 

Thursday: Bolshevik Revolution Notes

Friday: End of the War and the 1918 Spanish Influenza Pandemic Notes

Week Twenty-Four: Interwar Period

Monday: What Do You Know Activity & Europe After WWI Map Assignment

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Week Twenty-Five: Interwar Period

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Week Twenty-Six: World War II

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Week Twenty-Seven: World War II

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Week Twenty-Eight: Cold War

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Week Twenty-Nine: Cold War

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