York High School
SYLLABUS: A.P. European History 1300 C.E. ( The High Middle Ages to the Present )
Academic Year 2005-2006
Instructor: Mr. Jeff MacGuinness Telephone #: (757) 890-0354
Fax #: (757) 898-8235 E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Required Materials: Designated notebook or section for AP European History for journals, paper, pens ( black or blue) text book
1. Course Title: A.P. European History 1300 C.E. to the Present
2. TEXT(s): The Western Heritage , Kagan, Ozment, and Turner, Pearson-Prentis Hall, Inc. 2004.
3. COURSE DESCRIPTION:
A.P. European History places a heavy emphasis on developing writing and analytical skills. All of the reading assignments and most of the supplementary reading assignments have a written component. This course offers a historical and cultural study of European History from 1300 C.E. to the Present. An emphasis will be placed on Political, Economic, Religious , Intellectual and Artistic influences , with an increased attention on the development and evolution of the nation-state. The theme of change with regard to scientific and technological advancements will be highlighted. Attention will also be focused upon the connections between the people and events of the twentieth century. Students will need to be able to analyze a variety of artifacts and primary and secondary sources to uncover and understand specific historic events and issues.
4. COMPETENCIES: Upon completion of this course, you will be better able to do the following:
1. Improve skills in historical research and geographical analysis.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the political, cultural, and economic conditions in the world about 1300 C..E..
3. Demonstrate knowledge of the Renaissance in terms of its impact on Western civilization
4. Demonstrate knowledge of the Reformation in terms of its impact on Western civilization.
5. Demonstrate knowledge of the impact of the European Age of Discovery and expansion
into the Americas, Africa, and Asia.
6. Demonstrate knowledge of the status and impact of global trade on regional civilizations of the world after 1500 C.E.
7. Demonstrate knowledge of scientific, political, economic, and religious changes during the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries. technology.
8. Demonstrate knowledge of political and philosophical developments in Europe during the nineteenth century.
9. Demonstrate knowledge of the effects of the Industrial Revolution during the nineteenth century by
10. Demonstrate knowledge of the worldwide impact of World War I.
11. Demonstrate knowledge of political, economic, social, and cultural developments
during the Inter-war Period.
12. Demonstrate knowledge of the worldwide impact of World War II.
13. Demonstrate knowledge of major events and outcomes of the Cold War.
Demonstrate knowledge of political, economic, social, and cultural
independence movements on
15. Demonstrate knowledge of the influence of Political, Economic, Religious, Intellectual, and Artistic changes or movements in contemporary Europe.
16. Demonstrate knowledge of cultural, economic, and social conditions in nations of contemporary Europe.
5. First Quarter
I. Introduction to A.P. European History and Pre-Test
II. The Birth of Modern Nations
A. The Late Middle Ages 1300 -1400
B. Renaissance and Scientific Revolution
C. Strong Monarchies of Europe
D. Development of England’s limited monarchy and colonies
E. French Revolution and Napoleon -
III. Industrialization , Reform, Authoritarian Regimes
A.The Industrial Revolution begins in Great Britain
B. Changes in Science and Culture
C. Reform Movements in the Western World
D. Unification of Italy and Germany, Russia-the Autocratic Giant
E. Imperialism in Africa, Asia, and Latin America
F. Mid Term Exam
IV. The World at War, The Twentieth Century
A. WWI - Causes and Events of World War I.
B. Russian Revolution
C. The Great Depression and the Rise of Totalitarianism ( Between the Wars )
D. WWII - Causes and Events of World War II.
V. The Post War Years - Chapters 33 - 37
A. The Cold War - The European Struggle to regain stability
B. Advancements in Technology and Culture After World War II
C. We will spend at least 7 days reviewing for the AP Exam
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D. Post Exam Projects
6. Course Requirements:
1. Accepting responsibility for learning how to analyze and write critically is crucial to success for students.
2. Being Prepared to Learn-Students shall be inside the class before the tardy bell with their textbook, 3-ring binder notebook, completed homework and an ink pen.3. Daily notes, classroom assignments, and returned work are to be maintained in a 3-ring binder arranged
Students should be prepared to work at a college level.
5. The York County grading scale applies. Each assignment is given a total point value of which the student receives a percentage grade based upon the number of points earned. Example: A test is worth 100 points; the learner gets 80 points; 80/100=80% or C.
6. Classwork includes all worksheets, quizzes, in-class projects, work done in the computer lab, video quizzes, essays, review study guides, internet work on the student class computers, puzzles, journal entries i.e. anything done in class. Study Guides will be used in class, however they will not be used during tests.
7. Attendance Policy:
To comply with Virginia State law, students are expected to attend school every day and to be on time unless there is illness or death in the immediate family.
I have read the syllabus and understand each part of it. I will take this home and have my parent/guardian read it and sign it. I will return a signed copy to Mr. MacGuinness, which will be copied and on file while the original signed copy is kept in the student's notebook.
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