AP® European History is designed to be the equivalent of a two-semester introductory college European history course. In this course, students investigate, discuss, and analyze significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in four historical periods that shaped Europe from approximately 1450 to the present. Students develop and use the same skills, practices and methods employed by historians: analysis of historical evidence, contextualization, comparison, causation, change and continuity over time, and argument development. The course is designed around six themes that students explore throughout the year in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: interaction between Europe and the world, poverty and prosperity, objective knowledge and subjective visions, states and other institutions of power, individual and society, and national and European identity. By the end of this course, students will be able to explain the complex challenges of today through the lens of the European hegemony, have improved their analytical and evaluative writing skills, and have gained the necessary skills for success on the AP® exam in May.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
“I’ve learned the value of deeper thought as we have examined many events throughout history in depth in order to reveal larger truths of the world.”
WHAT STUDENTS DO
Learning is an active process at One Schoolhouse. Students design, create and apply. And, they engage with classmates and connect with their teachers through discussions, video conferences, and projects. Specifically, in this class students will:
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This course is approved by the College Board and the NCAA.
One Schoolhouse is fully accredited with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges through December 1, 2025; we are an approved online publisher for the University of California.
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