High school students know that a good way to get a boost on college credits — or a leg up in the competitive college admissions process — is to sign up for Advanced Placement courses. But at the end of the year, that means taking AP tests, and scoring a 4 or 5 isn’t easy. Especially for all of the students who took this year’s AP European History exam.
Though this year’s AP Language students scored an opportunity to troll President Trump, there were no softballs for AP Euro. Instead, test takers had to answer questions about pseudoscience, the Glorious Revolution, and, uh, Mickey Mouse?
Students all across the country took to Twitter to air their complaints (and post some fire memes).
We totally get it. Okay, so we can’t remember taking any history tests that actually asked us about specific Disney characters. But we’ve all sat down for an exam only to face questions we could’ve never even imagined. Like this one.
According to Twitter, there were two different test booklets — Booklet O and Booklet M — and both came with their own unique challenges.
Some Twitter users weighed in on the general test-taking experience.
And they did it using their AP Euro knowledge. Shouldn’t they pass just for that?
At least this student has a fool-proof studying strategy.
You can check out everyone’s tweets in the #APEuro hashtag.
Welcome to AP European History!
The AP course and examination in European History are intended for qualified students who wish to complete studies in secondary school equivalent to college introductory courses in European history. The examination presumes at least one year of college-level preparation. The current AP program in European History corresponds to the most recent developments in history curricula at the undergraduate level. In colleges and universities, European history is increasingly seen in a broad perspective, with teaching methods reflecting an awareness of other disciplines and a diversity of techniques of presentation, including visual and statistical materials.
The AP European History Exam is on Friday May 12, 2017.
AP European History Syllabus
This is the syllabus for the class
AP Euro Summer Work 2016
This is the summer work for AP European History.
AP Book Review
This is the book review format for your reviews.
AP Euro DBQ Rubric
This is the rubric that I will use to grade all Document Based Questions (DBQs).
How To Write an AP Euro DBQ
Here you will find a guide to writing DBQ essays.
AP Euro LEQ Rubric
This is the rubric that I will use to grade all Long Essay Questions (LEQs).
How To Write a LEQ
Here you will find a guide to writing LEQ essays.
A History of Western Society
This is a great resource for our text. It covers the major topics for each chapter and provides a series of on-line activities. You will be required at times to view these and report back. Updated for the 11th edition.
Launchpad: A History of Western Society Since 1300
Use your student access code at this site.
AP European History Wiki
Through this wiki, students will be able to collaborate on various topics throughout the year.
European History - Wikibooks
This is a great site that you provides a general overview of European history. You can read by chapters, or download it to read on your own.
Paul Hallsall/ Fordam Univeristy: Internet History Sourcebooks Project
The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use.
How to Calculate Your AP Euro Score
This provides an nice way to calculate an exam score.
AP European History Field Trip 2010
Made by Ben Stortz, this is a slide show our field trip to the Karpeles Manuscript Library and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery on May 14, 2010.
You are currently listening to the official anthem of the European Union. The Council of European Ministers officially announced the European Anthem on 19 January 1972: the prelude to the Ode to Joy, the 4th movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's 9th symphony.
Class Calendar Legend
Class Orange = AP World History
Class Blue = AP European History
Class Green = Global History II
Class Yellow = Military History
Class Pink = Terror, Trade, & Foreign Policy