Highlands Ranch High School - Mr. Sedivy
Highlands Ranch, Colorado
- Advanced Placement European
Visual Interpretations of History
Each student will receive one picture pertaining to
the French Revolution. Pictures will contain a caption, as well as
a month and year.
The Tennis Court Oath - June 20, 1789. Members of the
Third Estate, meeting in a building that housed the royal tennis courts,
swear to remain united until they are allowed to draft a new constitution.
Analyze your picture:
Look for lettering, do words have common themes?
Are there numbers? If so their significance.
Observe clothing, what does the clothes say about the person? i.e.
Sansculots or culots?
Search for symbolism, a dog may symbolize loyalty; a bunny fertility,
Does this picture capture an exact moment?
What purpose does this picture serve?
Is the painting retelling an event or detailing an underling theme?
Who is the intended audience for the work?
Does the artist have an agenda? If so what is it?
Can you find Waldo?
The key is to observe and ask yourself questions! After all, what
is the meaning of life?
Storming of the Bastille - July 14, 1789.
Soldiers defend themselves by firing on the mobs storming
Type a two-page essay. Do NOT go over two pages. Write
this paper in the following sequence:
1. The events which led up to the moment of the picture.
2. Your analysis of the picture.
3. The result of this event, action, or message.
Related Info at Mr. Sedivy's Site:
The French Revolution and the Napoleonic
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- AP Modern European History
in Depth -
Lecture Notes and Further Reading
| Methods and Rules for a Prince: How Should
a Prince Rule? |
| Borg vs Hick: Theories on Jesus and Christianity
| Kant's Epistemological Model and Religious
| World War II - Dachau Concentration Camp
| Unanswered Questions: The Railroad Boxcars
| I Company Recollections and Quotes
| Liberating Dachau: The 42nd Division at
the Jourhaus |
| Dachau: WWII Concentration Camp
Memorial | 2 |
and Prose From the 8th - 15th Centuries | 1
| 2 |
| Marseillaise, the National Anthem
A Modern-day Controversy | Sacré
| French Culture: Historical Champagne and
Wine Trivia |
Modern European History Quotes
| Index of Quotes by Speaker / Historical
| Famous Quotes from the Dark and Middle Ages
| Relevant Quotes from the Reformation and
| Quotes from England: 15th, 16th and 17th
| Enlightenment and Scientific Revolution Quotes
| Voltaire |
| Quotes from the French Revolution and Napoleon
| Modern European History Quotes from the
| Quotes from Europe and Asia - 1900s
| Winston Churchill |
| American Quotes from the Early 1900s and
World War I |
| US 20th-Century and World War II Quotes
AP Class Activities
| Play the Role of Philip II |
| Visual Interpretations - French Revolution
| "Ism" Maps of Europe and Asia
| Industrial Revolution: England's Advantage
| Marx and Tocqueville | America's
Entry Into World War I |
Trials - Simulations
| Trial of Martin Luther | Trial
of Adolf Hitler |
Helpful Information for Students
| AP Essay Writing Skills |
| Student-Developed Class Presentation Topics
| Guide: Individual Debate Position |
Debate Self Evaluation |
| Existence of God | Catherine
the Great or Frederick the Great |
| Locke - Hobbes | Voltaire
or Rousseau |
Additonal Course Info / AP Class Policy
| AP European History Syllabus: Quarter 1
| Quarter 2 | Quarter
| Writing Assignments, Exams, Critical Book
Reviews, More |
| AP Booklist and Fees |