AP European History

AP European History
Instructor Information

Mr. Jonathan Pongco

Email: jpongco@orangeusd.org

Textbook Information

Western Civilization, 9th Student Edition: Since 1300, Updated AP® Edition , 9th Edition

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Course Description AP European History is designed to be the equivalent of a two-semester introductory college or university European history course. In AP European History students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in four historical periods from approximately 1450 to the present. Students develop and use the same skills, practices, and methods employed by historians: analyzing historical evidence; contextualization; comparison; causation; change and continuity over time; and argument development. The course also provides six themes that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: interaction of Europe and the world; poverty and prosperity; objective knowledge and subjective visions; states and other institutions of power; individual and society; and national and European identity.
Summer Information

No Summer Assignment 

Workload - recommended skills/courses to take for the class
  • Independent Reading
  • Detailed Note-taking
  • Critical Thinking Skills: Periodization, Causation, Changes and Continuities, Compare and Contrast
  • Written Skills: Document Based Questions, Free Response Questions, Short Answer Questions. Argumentation with historical evidence
Links to Study Guides / Websites

AP College Board Course Overview - AP European History