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

Advanced Placement Modern European History

Advanced Placement European History
Class Policy -

Writing Assignments, Exams 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. Supplemental readings will be assigned regularly during the weekly course of study.

Essay Writing Assignments
During the course of each quarter there will be three formal free-response or document based essay writing assignments. Final Drafts will be completed on word processor or typed.

Critical Book Reviews
During each quarter a critical review of a book selected by the teacher or of the studentŐs choice will be assigned. CBRs are considered formal writing assignments and will be completed on word processor or typed.

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

Tests and Quarter Examinations

Each week there will be a 25 question quiz over material covered in class, the text, and the supplemental readings.

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

Excerpts From The Prince

"Anyone who determines to act in all circumstances the part of a good man must come to ruin among so many who are not good. Hence, if a prince wishes to maintain himself, he must learn how not to be good, and to use tht ability or not as is required."

"The experience of our times shows that the princes who have done great things are the ones who have taken little account of their promises and who have known how to addle the brains of men with their craft."

"If men were all good, this advice would not be good, but since men are wicked and do not keep their promises to you, you likewise do not have to keep your promises to them."

"So far as he is able, a prince should stick to the path of good but, if the necessity arises, he should know how to follow evil."

- Niccolo Machiavelli


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 |



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Mr. Sedivy's History Classes
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