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AP European History

The AP European History course examines European history from 1450 to the present. Students will utilize similar methods to that of historians, such as analyzing primary and secondary sources and developing historical arguments to discover the development of European political institutions, its culture, economy, and society. The course will expose students to the requirements of the AP European History exam and will provide helpful techniques for performing well on the exam.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Analyze and interpret historical evidence
  • Think critically about historical events
  • Express historical arguments in writing
  • Develop an essay based on historical documents
  • Explain the rise and development of modern Europe

Course Outcomes

Students will develop two types of essays during the course.

  1. A document-based essay, utilizing approximately seven documents, that will require students to develop a thesis and use the documents to support their thesis.
  2. A long-form essay based on a prompt, which will require students to use historical evidence from the course to demonstrate their understanding of complexities of European history.

There will also be a certificate of completion provided.


Beth V.

B.A., New York University M.A., New York University Writing Instructor at Knovva Academy

Beth is an award winning teacher, mentoring students who went on to attend Ivy League schools, including Princeton, Yale, Cornell and UPenn. Starting in 2018, Beth was invited to be an AP national reader by College Board, reading and scoring thousands of papers each year. Beth attended New York University as an undergraduate and then went on to achieve a Master’s in Teaching, with a concentration in Secondary Education, from the NYU Graduate School of Education. Beth has been a teacher for over 20 years and is a passionate lifelong learner.

Related Skills

  • Use documents to support an argument
  • Develop a thesis statement or a line of reasoning based on a prompt
  • Analyze a document’s point of view
  • Use historical evidence to support an argument
  • Use evidence to create a counter argument

Our Schedule


AP European History 12 Lessons

80 minutes per lesson

Date and Time

Feb 2 – April 21,2022
7:00 PM ET Thursday


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