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

Advanced Placement Modern European History

- Advanced Placement European History -
Quarter 3 Syllabus

Topic and Theme
Quarter 3 = 9 weeks

Units of Study / Subtopics

This course begins with the events of 1815 and the fall of Napoleon, and traces European social, political, and cultural developments through the 19th and 20th centuries to the present day. Special attention will be given to the impact of the Industrial Revolution and Imperialism; the 20th-century political ideologies: Socialism, Fascism, Communism; recent democratic movements; contemporary developments in the former Soviet Union, former Yugoslavia, and the European Community. Students will analyze historical documents and evaluate impact of various political philosophies. Please see Mr. Sedivy for more specific quarter three course information.

Advanced Placement European History Quarter 3
Assignments and Other Activities

Text, Study Guide and Supplemental Reading Assignments
Weekly chapter and study guide assignments will be given one week in advance of the time the subjects covered in the chapters will be considered in class. All study guide assignments will have a value of 15 points, will be given at the time the chapter reading is assigned and will be due in one weeks time.

Supplemental readings will be assigned regularly during the weekly course of study. Such readings (see listed readings above) are meant to contribute to and enhance your understanding of various topics under consideration. Supplemental readings should help contribute to class discussions and be sources for ideas when writing essays.

Tests and Quarter Examinations

Each week there will be a 25 question test over material covered in class, the text, and the supplemental readings. The test will be composed of a series of multiple choice questions and short answers. Quizzes will be given on Friday of each week, with the exceptions of the first and last weeks of the quarter, with a period of 30 minutes allotted for completion of each quiz.

Quarter Examination
The quarter exam will be taken over a two day period and will consist of two sections: 100 question/200 point multiple choice test; 100 point free-response essay test wherein students will select two essays from a list of six choices. Quarter 1 exam dates will be anounced.

Additional Assignments and Student Notebooks

Additional Assignments
In addition to the above you will be assigned a variety of other assignments, some completed in class some outside of class.

Additional assignments that are to be completed outside of class will be assigned at least one week in advance and will have a value of 50 points.

Student Notebooks
All students will be required to keep a notebook for the entire year. The notebook will be divided into four separate sections with all items organized in their chronological order within each section. Sections will include:

1. General Notes
2. Handouts (maps, readings, time lines etc. distributed in class)
3. Text book study guide assignments and essays
4. Quizzes and quarter examinations

Notebooks will be checked once a quarter and will have a value of 50 points.

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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- 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! |

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 |
| Existence of God | Catherine the Great or Frederick the Great |
| Locke - Hobbes | Voltaire or Rousseau |



Highlands Ranch High School 9375 South Cresthill Lane Highlands Ranch, Colorado 80126 303-471-7000

Mr. Sedivy's History Classes
| Colorado History | American Government | Advanced Placement Modern European History | Rise of Nation State England | World History |
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