Thursday, February 21st, 2019


AP European History

The study of European history since 1450 introduces students to cultural, economic, political, and social developments that played a fundamental role in shaping the world in which they live. Without this knowledge, we would lack the context for understanding the development of contemporary institutions, the role of continuity and change in present-day society and politics, and the evolution of current forms of artistic expression and intellectual discourse.

Students are expected to demonstrate a knowledge of basic chronology and of major events and trends from approximately 1450 (the High Renaissance) to the present. More goals of the AP program in European History are to develop:

1. an understanding of some of the principal themes in modern European History.

2. an ability to analyze historical evidence and historical interpretation.

3. an ability to express historical understanding in writing.