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Highlands Ranch High School - Mr. Sedivy
Highlands Ranch, Colorado


Advanced Placement Modern European History

- Advanced Placement European History -
Student-Developed Class Presentations


Student Presentations

Purpose
The purpose of this assignment is to allow students an opportunity to explore aspects of European history of personal interest that may not otherwise be part of the general focus of the course. The presentation will allow / require the student to:

Identify an area of specific interest and pursue meaningful research on the subject.

Demonstrate individual creativity both in the selection of the subject and the presentation.

Provide a thoughtful and informative presentation for the class.

Topics
Topics may include anything that is relevant to history that has previously been or is under current consideration during the quarter.


Presentation Selection Process and Criterion

Guidlines
The following will act as guidelines during the development and presentation process:

Each student will submit a written proposal for their presentation no later than (date to be announced in class).

Each student proposal will include:
1) a basic overview of the presentation
2) educational justification
3) expected learning/goals and objectives
4) target date

Each presentation will be no less than 15 minutes and no longer than 25 minutes.

After each presentation students will be subject to questions from peers and evaluators about any aspect of their presentation approximately 10 minutes

Considerations
visual aids
make the information interesting
connect themes to other known events even to today
it is much easier to give a presentation concerning a topic which you feel passionate about.


Evaluation
The following will be the process by which each presentation will be evaluated.

Each presentation will be evaluated by a panel of five to four students plus Mr. Sedivy.

Each presentation will be evaluated on five key areas (each ranked on a scale of 1-10):
1) Informational Value
2) Creativity
3) Time Utilization
4) Thoroughness and Accuracy of Research
5) Overall Effectiveness

All paperwork - research notes, etc. and a bibliography of sources will be collected upon completion of the presentation and factored in as part of the total score.

Each presentation will have a total value of 200 points.

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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 Pluralism |

Liberating Dachau
| World War II - Dachau Concentration Camp Complex |
| Unanswered Questions: The Railroad Boxcars |
| I Company Recollections and Quotes |
| Liberating Dachau: The 42nd Division at the Jourhaus |
Dachau, Germany
| Dachau: WWII Concentration Camp Memorial | 2 | 3 |

Related Information
| Poems and Prose From the 8th - 15th Centuries | 1 | 2 |
| Marseillaise, the National Anthem of France:
A Modern-day Controversy
| Sacré Phew! |
| French Culture: Historical Champagne and Wine Trivia |

Famous Modern European History Quotes
| Index of Quotes by Speaker / Historical Period |
| Famous Quotes from the Dark and Middle Ages |
| Relevant Quotes from the Reformation and Renaissance |
| Quotes from England: 15th, 16th and 17th Centuries |
| Enlightenment and Scientific Revolution Quotes | Voltaire |
| Quotes from the French Revolution and Napoleon Era |
| Modern European History Quotes from the 1800s |
| 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 Art |
| "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 |

Debate Information
| Guide: Individual Debate Position | Debate Self Evaluation |
Debates
| 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 3 |
| Writing Assignments, Exams, Critical Book Reviews, More |
| AP Booklist and Fees |

 

   
 

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