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  AP® European History Syllabus 2013-2014 Instructor: Ms. Catherine Cannone-mail:Catherine.cannon@ocps.netvoicemail: (407) 905-3000 ext. 6112615 Course Description: AP European History is a college level class that covers European history from the15 th century to present. Students will study cultural, political, economic and socialdevelopments in Europe as well as meeting the goals set forth by the college AP Boardfor the course. These goals are for students to develop: a) an understanding of some of the principle themes in modern European history, b) an ability to analyze historicalevidence and historical interpretation, and c) an ability to express historicalunderstanding in writing.Students may be able to earn college credit by the taking and passing the AP examat the end of the year. Amount of college credit earned and acceptable passing scoresare determined by the college/university you plan to attend. Expectations: As this is a college level course, all students are expected to participate fully inevery aspect of the course. You will be reading and writing more than you ever have!Students are expected to complete all homework, class work and reading assignments.Please note that the schedule and pace of this class is rigorous and you will need to bewilling to put forth the time and effort to keep up. Readings: - Textbook: The Western Heritage Since 1300 AP Edition - Source book: Discovering the Western Past  , Weisner, Ruff, Wheeler - Summer reading:  A World Lit Only By Fire, Manchester-Nine weeks readings:- The Prince , Niccolo Machiavelli- Candide , Voltaire- Communist Manifesto , Karl Marx and Fredrick Engels- The Mouse that Roars , Lenard Wibberley  First Nine Weeks Nine weeks reading: The Prince - Write a one page paper analysis of the book - Write a two page modern day revision of the book Topic 1: Review and IntroductionReview Summer Reading- Discuss the differences presented in  A World Lit Only By Fire between the MiddleAges and the Renaissance   Review High Middle Ages - Black Death and social crisis - War and political instability -  The decline of the Church - Cultural World of the 14 th centuryIntroduce DBQ writing style - Discuss use of writer’s point of view - Identification of tasks - Analyzing of documents Topic 2: The Renaissance - Meaning and characteristics of the Italian Renaissance o What characteristics distinguish the Renaissance from the Middle Ages? -  The making of Renaissance society o Economic recovery o Social change o Family structure -  The Italian states in the Renaissance o  The five major Italian states o Warfare in Italy o Modern Diplomacy and the new state craft o How did Machiavelli’s works reflect the political realities of RenaissanceItaly? -  The Intellectual Renaissance in Italy o Italian Humanism o Education o Impact of printing press -  The Artistic Renaissance o Early Renaissance art o High Renaissance art o Art and social status o Northern Renaissance art -  The European state in the Renaissance o Growth of French monarchy o Civil war in England o Unification of Spain o Holy Roman Empire o Eastern Europe -  The Church in the Renaissance  o Heresy and reform o Renaissance Papacy- Unit Review: How did Renaissance art and the humanist movement reflect thepolitical, economic and social developments of the time? Topic 3: The Reformation - Prelude to Reformation o Christian (Northern) Humanism o Church and religion on the eve of the Reformation - Martin Luther and the Reformation in Germany o Indulgence controversy o Rise of Lutheranism o Involvement of church and state o Germany and the reformation: religion and politics o What were Martin Luther’s main disagreements with the Roman CatholicChurch? -  The spread of the Protestant Reformation o Lutheranism in Scandinavia o Zwinglian reformation o Anabaptist o England o Calvinism o Compare and contrast the main components of the various Protestantreligions. - Social impact of the Reformation o Family Structure o Education o Religious practices and popular culture - Catholic Reformation o Old and new Catholic orders o Revived Papacy and Council of Trent - Politics and Wars of Religion in the 16 th century o French Wars of Religion o Philip II and Spain o Revolt in the Netherlands o Elizabethan England o What role did religion play in the European wars of the 16 th century? - Unit Review: What were the main tenets of the major Protestant groups, andhow did they differ from each other and from Catholicism? What were theresults of these differences? Topic 4: Exploration - On the Brink of a New World o Motives and means: Gold, gold and glory -  The Portuguese and Spanish Empires o Development of Portuguese maritime empire o Exploring the New World o Spanish Empire  o Compare and contrast the differences between the Spanish andPortuguese oversees empires. - New Rivals o Africa slave trade o Asia o India o Americas -  Toward a World Economy o Growth of commercial capitalism o Mercantilism o Movement towards globalization o What was the relationship of mercantilism to colonial empires? -  The impact of European expansion o  The conquered o  The conquerors - Unit Review: What was the relationship between European oversees expansionand political, economic and social developments in Europe? Second Nine Weeks Nine weeks reading: Candide - Why is Candide considered one of the most important works of Enlightenmentliterature? - Use examples from the book that highlight specific enlightenment ideas. Topic 5: Absolutism - Social crises, war, and rebellions o Witchcraft craze o  The Thirty Years’ War o Rebellions during the war o What economic, social, and political crises did Europe experience in thefirst half of the 17 th century? -  The practice of Absolutism in Western Europe o Absolute Monarchy in France o Reign of Louis XIV o Decline of Spain o What was absolutism in theory, and how did its actual practice in Francereflect or differ from the theory? - Absolutism in Central, Eastern, and Northern Europe o German States o Italy: from Spanish to Austrian Rule o Russia: from fledging principality to major power o  The Great Northern states o  The Ottoman Empire o Limits of Absolutism - Limited Monarchy and Republics o Weakness of the Polish Monarchy o Golden Age of the Dutch republic
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