AP European History Syllabus 2011-2012 Course Bibliography Textbook Spielvogel, Jackson J. Western Civilization 5th Ed., Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, 2003Perry, Marvin, Joseph R. Peden, Theodore H. Von Laue, Sources of the Western Tradition, Vol 1 and 2, 4th ed., New York: Houghton Mifflin Co., 1999 Campbell, Miles W., Niles R. Holt, William T. Walker, ed. AP European History. New Jersey: Research Education Associates, 2007 Please buy this for use in the class. and Primary and Secondary Course Readings Barber, Nathan AP European History Lawrenceville, NJ: Thomson Learning, 2001 Caliguire, Augustine, Roberta Leach, Jon Buckley, ed. Advanced Placement European History I and II York: The Center for Learning, 1988, 1991 New Eder, James M. Ed. Barron’s AP European History. New York: Barron’s Education Services, Inc. 2003 Levy, Joan U., Norman Levy, Richard Weisburg, ed. AP European History New York: MacMillan Resource Co, 1997 McComb, David, ed. World History vol 1, 2nd ed., Guilford, CT: The Dushkin Publishing Group, Inc., 1990 Sherman, Dennis Western Civilization: Sources Images, and Interpretations, vol 1 and 2, 5th Ed., New York: McGraw Hill Co, 2000 Strickland, Carol and John Boswell, The Annotated Mona Lisa Kansas City, MO: Andrews and McMeel, 1992 *** In addition, the internet will be used to access many primary and secondary sources. *** Description An understanding of the way people have lived and of the ways events and ideas have shaped our lives is important for an understanding of the world of today. Through a narrative of events and movements, AP European History will enable the student to understand the development of contemporary institutions, the role of continuity and change in present-day society and politics, and the evolution of current forms of artistic expression and intellectual discourse. In addition, the students will develop an (a) understanding of some of the principle themes in modern European history, (b) an ability to analyze historical evidence and historical interpretations, and (c) an ability to express historical understanding in writing. The course is intended for qualified students who wish to complete a class in high school that is commensurate to a college introductory course in European History. It is a semester-long survey of European history from the Renaissance to the present and requires solid reading and writing skills, along with a willingness to devote considerable time to homework and study in order to succeed. You need to plan to devote an hour or more every night. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking skills, essay writing, interpretation of original documents, and historiography. In addition, students will develop an ability to understand and analyze maps, pictorial and graphic evidences, and statistics. As students, you will continually develop your writing skills through regular short essays, essay exams, and maintain a notebook of all class materials. The volume of material involved is extensive and you can expect to do a lot of reading not only in the text, but also from outside sources and research both in the library and through the internet. AP European History is challenging and stimulating and, compared with other high school courses involves a considerable amount of time and effort. There will be a focus on strengthening skills in taking objective exams, in addition to writing clear and compelling essays and doing research and analysis of historical data. Therefore, regular study, frequent practice in writing, historical analysis, class discussions/debates/seminars, and study/review/and test-taking strategies are major elements of the course. Requirements Notebook – three-ring, loose-leaf, college-rule paper Notecards – 4x6 Recommended An AP European History Study Guide as a supplement: Barrons, Princeton, REA, Cliffs The Annotated Mona Lisa Video night attendance and discussion– once every month on a movie that covers the period under discussion. Students limit themselves to one other AP course when taking this course on the block schedule. A heavy workload in other courses cannot excuse missing or late assignments. 1st Nine Weeks Week 1-2 Introduction /Middle Ages/Renaissance/Humanism READINGS: Spielvogel, CH 11-12 REA, Ch 2-3 Powell, “Prelude to the Modern World” St. Anselm, “Proof of the Existence of God” Thomas Aquinas, “Summa Theologica” Machiavelli, The Prince, “Machiavellian Politics” Erasmus, The Enchiridion: “The Christian Humanist” Petrarch, Reading; Ghiberti, Reading; Leonardo, Reading Burckhardt, The Civilization of the Renaissance in Italy, excerpts Haskins, The Renaissance of the Twelfth Century, excerpts Map work Notecards, Multiple Choice Tests (AP-style), essay, group work, discussions, quizzes Art research The Reformation and Religious/ Wars/ Exploration/17th Century READINGS: Spielvogel, Ch 13-14, part of 15 Martin Luther, “Here I Stand” Erik Ericson, “Young Man Luther” John Calvin, Institutes of Christian Religion, “Calvinism” Henry VIII, “Act for the Exoneration from Exactions Paid…” Columbus, “Letter to Lord Raphael Sanchez, March 14, 1493” “The Twelve Articles” and Martin Luther’s Reply: Peasant Revolt Witch Craze, “The Hammer of Witches”, “A Confession of Witchcraft Explained” Albuquerque Louis XIV, Memoirs, “I Was King, and Born to Be One” Saint Simon, Memoirs, “A Critique of Louis XIV” English Bill of Rights, and the Act of Settlement, 1701 Map work Practice DBQ, TEST (MC and Essay), group work, discussions, quizzes, notecards Week 3-4-5 Eastern Europe /Baroque Art/Review READINGS Spielvogel, CH 15 cont, review of 11-15 REA, Ch 4 Frederick II, “First Servant of the State” Peter the Great, “the Duties of a Russian Tsar” Map work Group work and presentations, quizzes, notecards, discussions, MC questions Art research Scientific Revolution/Enlightenment/18th Century READINGS Spielvogel, CH 16, 17, 18 REA Ch 5 Copernicus, “Man and the Universe” DesCartes, “The Call for Rational Scepticism” Whitehead, “The Significance of the Scientific Revolution” Locke, “The Natural Rights of Man” Hobbes, “The Natural Rights of Kings” Rousseau, “The Cult of the Natural Man”, “The Social Contract” Paine, “The Age of Reason: Deism” Crocker, “The Age of Enlightenment” Art research TEST (MC, Essay or DBQ), Take home essay, notecards, quizzes, discussions, groups Week 6-7 French Revolution and Napoleon READINGS Spielvogel, CH 19 REA Ch 6 Young, “France at the Outbreak of the War” “The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen” “The Declaration of Independence” Abbe Sieyes, “What is the Third Estate?” “Women of the Third Estate” Lefebre, “Multiple Causation of the French Revolution” Napoleon, “The Nature of Napoleonic Despotism” George Rude, “Napoleon as Preserver of the Revolution” Bonnie G. Smith, “Women and the Napoleonic Code” Map work Art of the Period DBQ, timed essay, notecards, quizzes, discussions, group work, MC questions Week 8-9 Industrial Revolution/Congress of Vienna/Isms READINGS Spielvogel, CH 20-21 REA Ch 6 Marx and Engels, “The History of the Class Struggle” “Testimony for the Factory Act of 1833” Samuel Smiles, “Self-Help, Middle-Class Attitudes” Flora Tristan, “Women and the Working Class” Map work Art of the Period DBQ, TEST (MC and Essay), notecards, quizzes, discussions, group work Week 10-11 The Victorian Age, Nationalism, Unification, Socialism, Imperialism READINGS Spielvogel, CH 22, 23, 24 REA Ch 7 Marx, Communist Manifesto, excerpts Proudhon, “What is Property?” “Middle Class Youth and Sexuality” Freud, “The Interpretation of Dreams” Darwin, On the Origins of the Species, excerpts Alexander II and Prince Kropotkin, “The Emancipation of the Serfs” Bismarck, “German Nationalism” Hobson, “Imperialism” Treaties of Nanking, Bogue, and Tientsin” Kipling, “The White Man’s Burden” Orwell, Shooting an Elephant” Map work Art of the Period DBQ, timed essay, notecards, quizzes, discussions, group work, MC questions Week 12-13 World War I, Russian Revolution READINGS Speilvogel, Ch 25 REA Ch 8 Bismarck, ‘The Dual Alliance” Prince Bernhard von Bulow, “The Franco-Prussian Rivalry” Enrst Junger, “The Storm of Steel” Lenin, “What Is To Be Done?” Wilson, “Fourteen Points” Fisher, “Germany’s Real ‘Guilt’” “Germany’s War Aims and the Treaty of Versailles” Map work Art of the Period DBQ, TEST (MC and Essay), notecards, quizzes, discussions, group work Week 14 20th Century Culture/Depression/Rise of Dictatorships READINGS Spielvogel, CH 26-27 REA CH 8 Stalin, “On the Problems of Leninism” Hitler, excerpts on Mein Kampf Mussolini, “Fascism in Italy” Fromm, The Psychological Basis of Nazism” Arendt, “Totalitarianism as a Mass Phenomenom” Map work Art of the Period Take home DBQ, MC questions, essay, notecards, quizzes, discussions, group work Week 14-15 World War II/Cold War/Decolonization READINGS Spielvogel, CH 28 REA Ch 8 Chamberlain, “A Defense of Appeasement” Churchill, “The Beginning of the Reckoning” Hoess, “The Practice of Genocide” Churchill, “The Iron Curtain Speech” The Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan “The Universal Declaration Rights of Human Rights” Hammerskjold, “What the UN Is and Is Not” B.N. Ponomaryov, “The Cold War: A Soviet Perspective” Jens Reich, “The Berlin Wall” Simone de Beauvoir, “The Second Sex” General Assembly of the UN, “Declaration Against Colonization” Map work Art of the Period TEST (MC and Essay), notecards, quizzes, discussions, group work Week 16 Modern World Society/Culture READINGS Spielvogel, CH 29 REA Ch 9 Heilbroner, “After Communism: Causes for the Collapse” Donia, “War in Bosnia and Ethnic Cleansing” Hobsbawn, “The Perils of New Nationalism” Map work Art of the Period DBQ, MC questions, essay, notecards, quizzes, discussions, group work Week 17 Review/Exam Week 18 Art/Music Project All Multiple Choice questions are taken from study guides, previous AP tests, or are created by students as practice for the AP exam. Students are given the chance to complete test corrections on missed MC. They must write 40-50 word explanations of why the correct answer is correct. All Essay questions come from previous AP exams and correspond to the topic currently under discussion. Many of the essays will be edited by peers and the teacher before the final draft is turned in for a grade. DBQ essays are also taken from previous DBQs on the AP exams. In addition, practice DBQs will be used that guide the students in learning the DBQ process. Peer evaluation and rewrites are an on-going process. If time permits, the students will create their own DBQ. Numerous examples of art and music from the different time periods will be explored and discussed. The students will also research artistic styles and artists. The class will conclude with an art history project that spans the period from 1450 to 2000. The students will discuss how the art reflects the intellectual, political, economic, and social ideas and events.