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AP European History

Dr. Mark Mraz

Mr. Fran Winkler

01/24/01

Course Outline:

Advanced Placement European History is a year long (two semesters) intensive study of the History of Europe from the Ancient Civilizations to the present. The course examines the lives of historic figures and ordinary people. While social and economic history are areas of special emphasis, the instructor pays careful attention to traditional political and cultural developments, providing a balanced, well-rounded view of Western History as a whole. European History offers a wider geographic/ethnic scope, with added coverage of Eastern Europe, the Celtic region, and Islam and Muslims. Emphasis will be placed on critical thinking, reading and writing skills. Preparation for the AP exam is part of the class; this can mean the possibility of earning college credit.

Texts:

McKay, et al. A History of the Western World, 6/e (New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1999)

Perry, et al. Sources of the Western Tradition, 4/e(New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1999)

Objectives:

The participants will: (numbered items after objectives correlate objective to content)

1. Discuss the Ancient and Medieval foundations of Western Civilization.

(1,2,3,4,5,6,7) Academic Standards: Civics and Government: 5.1.12-A,B,C, I, J, M; 5.2.12-A,B,C,D,F; 5.3.12-K|Economics: 10.1.12-A,C; 10.2.12-A,B|

Geography: 9.1.12- A,B

2. List the factors that led to the development and decline of the Carolingian State.

(8) Academic Standards: Civics and Government: 5.1. 12- M; 5.2.12-F;

5.3.12- J, K|Economics: 10.3.12-A|Geography: 9.3.12- A,B

3. Elaborate on the factors that led to the revival of Europe in the 11th and 12th Centuries. (9) Academic Standards: Civics and Government: 5.1.12- A,B,C,M;

5.2.12- F; 5.3.12- K|Economics: 10.1.12-A;10.2.12- A,E, J|Geography: 9.3.12-D

4. Understand the tripartite division of society in the High Middle Ages. (10) Academic Standards: Civics and Government: 5:1:12-M; 5.2.12-A,F; 5.3.12- K|

Economics: 10.4.12-A|Geography- 9.4.12-A

5. Discuss the proto-modern states of England, France and Germany. (11) Academic Standards: Civics and Government: 5.1.12- A,B,C, I; 5.2.12- F; 5.3.12- J,K|

Ecomomics: 10.4.12-D|Geography: 9.3.12-E

6. Examine the factors that led to the revival of commerce. (12)Academic Standards:

5.1.12- M; 5.2.12- F; 5.3.12- J|Economics: 10.4.12-D|Geography: 9.3.12-A

7. Explain the meaning of the Renaissance. (13)Academic Standards: Civics and Government: 5.1.12- M; 5.2.12- A,F; 5.3.12- K|Economics-10.4.12-A|

Geography: 9.3.12-A

8. Discuss the Protestant Reformation. (14)Academic Standards: Civics and Government: 5.1.12- M; 5.2.12- F; 5.3.12- K|Economics: 10.4.12-E|

Geography: 9.2.12-A

9. Elaborate on the European discovery and conquest of other lands. (15) Academic Standards: Civics and Government: 5.1.12-A,B,C,D,E, I, M; 5.2.12-F;5.3.1-

K|Economics: 10.1.12-A|Geography: 9.1.12-A; 9.3.12-C

10. Explain the transition from feudalism to absolutism. (16 & 17)Academic Standards:

Civics and Govenment: 5.1.12- M; 5.2.12- F; 5.3.12- K|Economics: 10.1.12-

A,C|Geography: 9.3.12-C

11. Elaborate how the Newtonian world view differed from the Medieval world view.

(18) Civics and Government: 5.1.12-M; 5.2.12- F;5.3.12- K|Economics:10.1.12-

A|Geography: 9.2.12-A

12. Understand the development of absolutism in Eastern Europe.(19 & 20) Academic Standards: Civics and Government: 5.1.12- M; 5.2.12- A,F; 5.3.12- K| Economics: 10.1.12-C|Geography: 9.3.12-A

13. Discuss the consequences of European expansion for the common people.( 19& 20)

Academic Standards: Civics and Government: 5.1.12-M; 5.2.12- F; 5.3.12-

K|Economics: 10.1.12-A|Geography: 9.3.12-D

14. Distinguish between the causes, course and outcome of the American and French Revolution. (21)Academic Standards: Civics and Government: 5.1.12- A,B,C,D,E,F,G,H, I, J,K,M; 5.2.12- F; 5.3.12- B,G,K; 5.4.12- A,B,C,D|

Economics: 10.5.12-B|Geography: 9.3.12-A

15. Explain the effects of the Industrial Revolution. (22)Academic Standards: Civics and Government: 5.1.12-M; 5.2.12-F; 5.3.12-K; 5.4.12-A,B,C,D|Economics:

10.1.12-A,C; 10.2.12-A,D;10.4.12-A; 10.5.12-B,C|Geography: 9.3.12-A

16. Explain the ideologies and upheavals in Europe between 1815 and 1850.

(23, 24, & 25)Academic Standards: Civics and Government: 5.1.12-M; 5.2.12-A,F; 5.3.12-K; 5.4.12-A,B,C,D|Economics: 10.5.12-C|Geography-

9.3.12-A

17. Discuss the impact of urbanization in the 19th Century.(24)Academic Standards: Civics and Government: 5.1.12-M; 5.2.12- F; 5.3.12- K; 5.4.12- A,B,C,D|

Economics-10.2.12-A|Geography-9.3.12-C

18. Understand 19th Century Imperialism. (26)Academic Standards: Civics and Government: 5.1.12-M; 5.2.12-F; 5.3.12-K; 5.4.12-A,B,C, D|Economics:

10.1.12-C;10.2.12-F;10.4.1-B|Geography: 9.3.12-E

19. Elaborate on the causes, course and outcome of the Great War. (27) Academic Standards: Civics and Government: 5.1.12-M; 5.2.12-F; 5.3.12-K; 5.4.12-A,B,C,D|Economics: 10.2.12-I; 10.3.12-A|Geography: 9.3.12-E

20. Discuss post World War I alienation.(27 & 28)Academic Standards: Civics and Government: 5.1.12- L,M; 5.2.12-F; 5.3.12-K; 5.4.12- A,B.C,D|Economics:

10.2.12-F|Geography-9.3.12-B

21. Explain the political climate in Germany in the 1920s. (27 & 28)Academic Standards:

Civics and Government: 5.1.12- L,M; 5.2.12- F; 5.3.12- K; 5.4.12- A,B,C,D|

Economics: 10.2.12-B|Geography: 9.3.12-E

22. Investigate the rise of totalitarianism in the 1930s.(29)Academic Standards: Civics and Government: 5.1.12- A,B,C, I, J, M; 5.2.12- A,F; 5.3.12- K; 5.4.12- A,B,C,D|Economics: 10.2.12-B, I

23. Understand the causes, course and outcome of World War II. (29)Academic Standards: Civics and Government: 5.1.12- M; 5.2.12- F; 5.3.12- K; 5.4.12-

A,B,C,D|Economics: 10.3.12-C|Geography: 9.3.12-A

24. Explain the Cold War. (30) Academic Standards: Civics and Government: 5.1.12- M; 5.2.12- B,F: 5.3.12- K; 5.4.12- A,B,C,D,E|Economics: 10.5.12-E|

Geography: 9.3.12-A

25. Elaborate on the Post Cold War world since 1968. (31)Academic Standards: Civics and Government: 5.1.12-G,I,J,L,M; 5.2.12- A,B,C,D,E,F,G; 5.3.12-B,C,D,E,F,G,H, I, K: 5.4.12-A,B,C,D,E|Economics: 10.3.12-C;10.4.12-

B,D|Geography: 9.3.12-C

26. Speculate on the future. (31) Academic Standards: Civics and Government: 5.1.12- A,B,C,G, I, J, L; 5.2.12- C,D,E,F,G; 5.3.12-A,B,C,E,H, J,K; 5.4.12-A,B,C,D,E|

Economics: 10.4.12-C; 10.5.12-F|Geography: 9.3.12-C,D

Content:(one week will be devoted to each bold faced topic, thereby allowing five weeks for review)

1. Near Eastern Origins

What Is History and Why?

The First Human Beings

Mesopotamian Civilization

The Spread of Mesopotamian Culture

Egypt, the Land of the Pharaohs (3100-1200 B.C.)

The Hittite Empire

The Fall of Empires and the Survival of Cultures (ca 1200 B.C.)

2. Small Kingdoms and Mighty Empires in the Near East

Recovery and Diffusion

Egypt, a Shattered Kingdom

The Children of Israel

Assyria, the Military Monarch

Chaldean Babylonia (626-539 B.C.)

The Empire of the Persian Kings

 

3. The Legacy of Greece

Hellas: The Land

The Minoans and Myceneans (ca 1650-ca 1100 B.C.)

Homer, Hesiod, and the Heroic Past (1100-800 B.C.)

The Polis

The Lyric Age (800-500 B.C.)

The Classical Period (500-338 B.C.)

The Final Act (404-338 B.C.)

4. Hellenistic Diffusion

Alexander and the Great Crusade

Alexander's Legacy

The Spread of Hellenism

The Economic Scope of the Hellenistic World

Religion in the Hellenistic World

Philosophy and the People

Hellenistic Science

Hellenistic Medicine

5. The Rise of Rome

The Land and the Sea

The Etruscans and Rome (750-509 B.C.)

The Roman Conquest of Italy (509-290 B.C.)

The Roman State

Social Conflict in Rome

Roman Expansion

Old Values and Greek Culture

The Late Republic (133-31 B.C.)

 

6. The Pax Romana

Augustus's Settlement (31 B.C.-A.D. 14)

The Coming of Christianity

The Julio-Claudians and the Flavians (27 B.C.-A.D. 96)

The Age of the "Five Good Emperors" (A.D. 96-180)

Life in the "Golden Age"

Civil Wars and Invasions in the Third Century

Reconstruction Under Diocletian and Constantine (A.D. 284-337)

Classical Antiquity and Late Antiquity

7. The Making of Europe

The Growth of the Christian Church

Christian Attitudes Toward Classical Culture

Christian Monasticism

The Migration of the Germanic Peoples

Germanic Society

The Byzantine East (ca 400-788)

The Arabs and Islam

8. The Carolingian World: Europe in the Early Middle Ages

The Frankish Kingdom and the Emergence of the Carolingians

The Empire of Charlemagne

The Carolingian Intellectual Revival

Health and Medical Care in the Early Middle Ages

Aristocratic Resurgence

Feudalism and the Historians

Great Invasions of the Ninth Century

9. Revival, Recovery, Reform, and Expansion

Political Revival

Revival and Reform in the Christian Church

The Gregorian Revolution

The Crusades

The Expansion of Latin Christendom

10. Life in Christian Europe in the High Middle Ages

Those Who Work

Those Who Fight

Those Who Pray

11. The Creativity and Vitality of the High Middle Ages

Medieval Origins of the Modern State

Towns and Economic Revival

Medieval Universities

Gothic Art

Heresy and the Friars

A Challenge to Religious Authority

12. The Crisis of the Later Middle Ages

Prelude to Disaster

Black Death

The Hundred Years' War (ca 1337-1453)

The Decline of the Church's Prestige

The Life of the People

Vernacular Literature

13. European Society in the Age of the Renaissance

The Evolution of the Italian Renaissance

Intellectual Hallmarks of the Renaissance

Art and the Artist

Social Change

The Renaissance in the North

Politics and the State in the Renaissance (ca 1450-1521)

14. Reform and Renewal in the Christian Church

The Condition of the Church (ca 1400-1517)

Martin Luther and the Birth of Protestantism

Germany and the Protestant Reformation

The Growth of the Protestant Reformation

The Catholic Reformation and the Counter-Reformation

15. The Age of Religious Wars and European Expansion

Politics, Religion, and War

Discovery, Reconnaissance, and Expansion

Later Explorers

Changing Attitudes

Literature and Art

16. Absolutism and Constitutionalism in Western Europe (ca 1589-1715)

Absolutism

Constitutionalism

17. Absolutism in Eastern Europe to 1740

Lords and Peasants in Eastern Europe

The Rise of Austria and Prussia

The Development of Russia

Absolutism and the Baroque

18. Toward a New World-view

The Scientific Revolution

The Enlightenment

The Enlightenment and Absolutism

 

19. The Expansion of Europe in the Eighteenth Century

Agriculture and the Land

The Beginning of the Population Explosion

The Growth of Cottage Industry

Building the Atlantic Economy

20. The Changing Life of the People

Marriage and the Family

Children and Education

Food and Medical Practice

Religion and Popular Culture

21. The Revolution in Politics, 1775-1815

Liberty and Equality

The American Revolution, 1775-1789

The French Revolution, 1789-1791

World War and Republican France, 1791-1799

The Napoleonic Era, 1799-1815

22. The Revolution in Energy and Industry

The Industrial Revolution in Britain

Industrialization in Continental Europe

Capital and Labor

23. Ideologies and Upheavals, 1815-1850

The Peace Settlement

Radical Ideas and Early Socialism

The Romantic Movement

Reforms and Revolutions

The Revolutions of 1848

 

24. Life in the Emerging Urban Society

Taming the City

Rich and Poor and Those in Between

The Changing Family

Science and Thought

25. The Age of Nationalism, 1850-1914

Napoleon III in France

Nation Building in Italy and Germany

Nation Building in the United States

The Modernization of Russia

The Responsive National State, 1871-1914

Marxism and the Socialist Movement

26. The West and the World

Industrialization and the World Economy

The Great Migration

Western Imperialism

Responses to Western Imperialism

27. The Great Break: War and Revolution

The First World War

The Home Front

The Russian Revolution

The Peace Settlement

28. The Age of Anxiety

Uncertainty in Modern Thought

Modern Art and Music

Movies and Radio

The Search for Peace and Political Stability

The Great Depression, 1929-1939

29. Dictatorships and the Second World War

Authoritarian States

Stalin's Soviet Union

Mussolini and Fascism in Italy

Hitler and Nazism in Germany

Nazi Expansion and the Second World War

30. Cold War Conflicts and Social Transformations, 1945-1985

The Division of Europe

The Western Renaissance, 1945-1968

Soviet Eastern Europe, 1945-1968

Postwar Social Transformations, 1945-1968

Renewed Challenges in the Late Cold War, 1968-1985

The Changing Lives of Women

31. Revolution, Reunification, and Rebuilding, 1985 to the Present

The Decline of Communism in Eastern Europe

The Revolutions of 1989

Building a New Europe in the 1990s

Entering the New Millennium

Evaluation:

1. Teacher made tests on Units

2. 7-10 page term paper

3. Weekly 2-page essays on readings

4. Daily entries in a reading journal

5. Class discussions

6. Comprehensive Final