After School Thursday & Friday. 2:35-3:30pm ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Advanced Placement European History is a class for dedicated, disciplined, and motivated students. You will be expected to work hard and be prepared for class every day. This is a college-level class in which you have an opportunity, if you desire, to take the AP exam to earn college credit. This syllabus will continue to help you understand both what my expectations are and how you can be a successful and positive member of this class. In AP European History, you will learn how to become effective communicators, critical thinkers, and creative and collaborative members within this class.
If a student has an excused absence, IT IS THE STUDENT’S RESPONSIBILITY to get make-up work from the teacher. Not only that, it is the students’ responsibility to turn in the make-up work on time.
NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED.
If you were absent and need to turn in absent work, be sure to (1) write the word “absent” and (2) the date absent at the top of the make-up assignment.
Turn this into the “absent” work bin upon the required due date.
If this procedure is not followed by you, I will not accept your work.
I am always available after school if you need help on make up work. You may not make up work from days missed due to an unexcused absence or tardy. Students who choose to skip class will find it very difficult to pass the course.
If you are absent, or misplace an assignment, you can go to my website on the school’s main web page: http://www.auburn.wednet.edu/Domain/8
The URL for my website is: http://www.auburn.wednet.edu//Domain/2217
Successful students are prompt, punctual, and prepared. Arrive to class on time and be prepared to learn. The following actions will result in a loss of 10 points per infraction: (1) Unexcused absences, (2) Unexcused tardies, (3) being sent out of the classroom, (4) sleeping during class or disrupting the learning environment (cell phones or CD/music players), (5) breaking any of the “big five” rules, (6) using inappropriate language (also, no using the “G” or “R” words in a derogatory manner!!), (7) being unprepared for class.
Loss of 10 points & a verbal warning (tardy #1)
Loss of 10 points & lunch detention (tardy #2, unexcused absence #1)
Loss of 10 pts & Friday night school/in-school suspension/call home (3+ tardies,2+ unexcused absences) – or multiple lunch detentions
Students MUST HAVE a student planner in order to leave class. You should take care of any personal business before class. Additionally, hall passes will not be allowed for students who are unprepared for class….so bring your materials and assignments. –YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED A PASS THE FIRST OR LAST 10 MINUTES OF THE PERIOD
A course component and learning outcome outline for each class unit (on line only)
A letter home to your parent/guardian which outlines and explains the objectives and goals of the class. Please have this signed and returned to me no later than __________________.
THE AP TEST THIS YEAR
The national Advanced Placement test is made up to two general parts: (1) An 80-question multiple choice section (55 minutes – 50% of overall score); (2) a 3-question essay section (2 hours, 10 minutes – 50 % of overall score). I will have questions for you that are similar to the multiple-choice questions you will see on the test. They are usually not very easy and often the answers are VERY specific. The tests in class are to see what you know, and to train you in answering in a style.
There are two kinds of essays on the AP test. “Free response” questions are open-ended essays. A typical question would be “To what extent and in what ways may the Renaissance be regarded as a turning point it the Western intellectual and cultural tradition?” You will have to answer 2 of 6 possible free-response essays on the test. Yes, we will go over answers to questions like this. I will show you examples from past AP tests. Sometimes I will give you the same question used in a previous AP test to help you learn the style.
Additionally there will be a “Document Based Question” (DBQ) on the test designed specifically to test your ability to work with historical evidence. You will only get one question. If you learn how to write the essays then the DBQ is a matter of putting the data from the documents into your essay. We will practice this continuously in class beginning 2nd semester.
I will have questions for you that are similar to the multiple-choice questions you will see on the test. They are usually not very easy and often the answers are VERY specific. The tests in class are to see what you know, and to train you in answering in a style.
This year’s exam
Date: The exam the 2014-2015 school year will be FRIDAY MAY 8TH 2015 AT 12 NOON
AP Address: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/about.html
You can get sample test questions, look at the testing schedule in May, specific information for all AP subjects, and answers to other AP-related questions you may have.
Please plan ahead and study hard for the unit tests. They are difficult and are built on the national AP Euro Examination model (except on a smaller scale due to time constraints)IT TESTSon modeland study hard for the unit tests. They are difficult and are built on the AP Euro --------------------------. If you are absent the day of a test, you may only take the make-up test if you have an excused absence the day of the test. Plan on taking the test your first day back in class after your return. The unit tests will cover TWO chapters and will consist of the following:
ONE to THREE times per week, I will randomly quiz you to make sure you are keeping up on your readings, taking accurate notes, doing your vocabulary, and answering your questions from the question packets. The quizzes will usually be at the beginning of class right after the bell has rung. The moral here is: BE PREPARED. If you are prepared, the quizzes should be easy for you. The quizzes consist of 10 multiple choice questions.
Again this is a college level class. And as is expected in college, you will be writing A LOT of essays. We will be working on essay construction during class constantly throughout the year. This will help tremendously in preparing for the AP exam in May and also help you become a more competent and communicative writer.
As we get further along it will be necessary for you to remember what we have done before. So the first essay might be: “Discuss how Renaissance art and the humanist movement reflect the political, economic, and social developments of the period?” It is specific to the chapter. Later, as we get into, say, the Reformation, the questions could be: “Compare the importance of the invention of the printing press within Renaissance intellectual life and thought to that within Reformation intellectual life and thought.” This requires linking ideas, themes and information from different chapters. To quote from the AP Course Description: “Essay questions are designed, additionally, to make it possible for students from widely differing courses to demonstrate their mastery of historical interpretation and their ability to express their views and knowledge in writing.” Please note the words “historical interpretation”. You must develop a point of view about issues.
You will be required to take detailed notes just about every day during lectures this year.
Don’t just copy the overhead or PowerPoint screen!! Take detailed notes from what I am saying!
I will collect your notes, along with the rest of your chapter packet, at a preassigned date, or the day of a unit test, grade them, and return them promptly.
If you don’t use the pre-printed PowerPoint outline I provide to you, please have your papers properly headed (Name, Date, and Period number) in the upper right hand corner of your paper and stapled in chronological order behind your PowerPoint note pages in your packet upon turning in.
Written notes are helpful in studying and reviewing. In college it will be important that you have notes because you will have so many different things to know. Notes will also help you prepare for the AP exam in May.
For each chapter you will have a multi-page question packet which will have 3-5 questions for each section of the chapter which is divided up into the different sections you are to be reading. At the top of the first page I have provided this information to you. So when your reading homework is assigned as “read sections 1 & 2 for tomorrow” you can refer to the top of your vocabulary sheet for the specific page numbers in which I’m referring to. For example:
Section 1 pg. 313 (Meaning & Characteristics of the Italian Renaissance/The Making of Renaissance Society)
Section 2 pg. 320 (The Italian States in the Renaissance)
Section 3 pg. 324 (The Intellectual Renaissance in Italy)
Section 4 pg. 330 (The Artistic Renaissance)
Section 5 pg. 337 (The European State in the Renaissance)
Section 6 pg. 342 (The Church in the Renaissance)
DO NOT GET BEHIND IN YOUR DAILY WORK.
YOU will not be allowed to type your answers. They must be NEATLY hand-written.
Also, in addition to your lecture notes and reading questions, you must complete your chapter review packet with your chapter packet. Each chapter review packet consists of the following questions: matching, multiple-choice, completion, and chronology.
** This will be graded in class the day your packet is due (or the day before if scheduled during a test day). -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
You will be expected to work on AP Euro every night for 1-2 hours in order to keep up with the pace of class. Please don’t get behind in your assigned readings, chapter vocabulary or chapter questions. If you do fall behind, you will find it very difficult and time-consuming in order to “catch up”.
Cheating consists of turning in work not completed by you, copying answers from another student or source…..etc. If you are caught cheating, you will receive a ZERO on that assignment/test/quiz and will be subject to appropriate disciplinary proceedings, including possible failure of this class. So the bottom line is this: DON’T DO IT!! I will have no problem failing a cheating student in this class for the semester or school year.
I will now explain more……..
Auburn High School
Advanced Placement European History
Dear Parent or Guardian:
Please take a moment to look over the information about the Advanced Placement European History class attached to this letter. I encourage you to refer to this information throughout the year (particularly the syllabus) if you have any questions or concerns about the course. I also encourage you to contact me directly if you have any questions or concerns that aren’t addressed in the handouts.
A primary objective for this class is to prepare students for the national AP European History exam offered in May. Success on this exam can earn students college credit. For this reason, the standards are high; students must demonstrate knowledge of European history as well as an ability to think and write critically about a wide range of historical topics. In order to prepare for this exam AP European history students will be expected to read and take notes on approximately 800 pages of college-level text, take approximately 40 short quizzes, eighteen unit tests, two comprehensive exams, write approximately 30 essays, and participate in a wide range of classroom activities over the course of the school year. It can seem a little overwhelming to students and parents at first. I assure my students that using the information provided to manage time and develop consistent work habits will result in success in this class. Every year the vast majority of AP Euro students do quite will and benefit enormously from this class. They enjoy the challenges, appreciate the rewards and pass the national exam in May. However, occasionally students do struggle. AP Euro is not a particularly good “fit” for students who struggle with getting assignments in on time and are not particularly self-motivated or organized. Please discuss with your student what undertaking an academic challenge like this represents in terms of time and energy and counsel them accordingly.
I’m looking forward to another great year and want to thank you in advance for your interest in support. Again, I encourage you to contact me if you have any questions or concerns regarding Advanced Placement European History. Please sign and return this letter.
Student Name ____________________________________________________________________
Student Signature ______________________________________________ Date _______________
Parent/Guardian Signature _______________________________________ Date _______________
Course Name: Advanced Placement European History Grade Level(s): 10th Grade
Course Description: The study of European history from 1450 to the present 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 institution, the role of continuity and change in present-day society and politics, and the evolution of current forms of artistic expression and intellectual discourse. In addition to providing a basic narrative of events and movements, the goals of the AP program in European History are to develop (a) an understanding of some of the principal themes in modern European history, (b) an ability to analyze historical evidence and historical interpretation, and (c) an ability to express historical understanding in writing.
The program prepares students for intermediate and advanced college courses by making demands upon them equivalent to those made by full year introductory college courses. Students will learn to assess historical materials, their relevance to a given interpretive problem, their reliability, and their importance, and to weigh the evidence and interpretations presented in historical scholarship. This course will develop the skills necessary to arrive at conclusions on the basis of an informed judgement and to present reasons and evidence clearly and persuasively in essay format.
1. Recovery and Rebirth: The Age of the Renaissance
I. Meaning and Characteristics of the Italian Renaissance
II. The Making of Renaissance Society
A. Economic Recovery
B. Social Changes in the Renaissance
C. The Family in Renaissance Italy
III. The Italian States in the Renaissance
A. The Five Major States
B. Independent City-States
C. Warfare in Italy
D. The Birth of Modern Diplomacy
E. Machiavelli and the New Statecraft
IV. The Intellectual Renaissance in Italy
A. Italian Renaissance Humanism
B. Education in the Renaissance
C. Humanism and History
D. The Impact of Printing
V. The Artistic Renaissance
A. Art in the Early Renaissance
B. The Artistic High Renaissance
C. The Artist and Social Status
D. The Northern Artistic Renaissance
E. Music in the Renaissance
VI. The European State in the Renaissance
A. The Growth of the French Monarchy
B. England: Civil War and a New Monarchy
C. The Unification of Spain
D. The Holy Roman Empire: The Success of the Habsburgs
E. The Struggle for Strong Monarchy in Eastern Europe
F. The Ottoman Turks and the End of the Byzantine Empire
VII. The Church in the Renaissance
A. The Problems of Heresy and Reform
B. The Renaissance Papacy
2. Reformation and Religious Warfare in the Sixteenth Century
I. Prelude to Reformation
A. Christian or Northern Renaissance Humanism
B. Church and Religion on the Eve of the Reformation
II. Martin Luther and the Reformation in Germany
A. The Early Luther
B. The Rise of Lutheranism
C. Church and State
D. Germany and the Reformation: Religion and Politics