Honors Renaissance History COURSE SYLLABUS The objective of this course is to increase the student's understanding of European history
with the goal of having each student pass the AP European Examination in May. The class will lead in to AP Modern European History. The areas of concentration include historical, political and economic history coupled with an intense study of cultural and intellectual institutions and their development. These areas will be studied from a variety of perspectives with the hope of providing a balanced view of history. This course is taught at the college level. The major difference between a high school and college history course is the amount of reading and depth of focus. Moreover, the AP curriculum stresses a large degree of higher order thinking skills within a rigorous academic context. Thus, the student will be required frequently to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate primary and secondary historical sources in addition to memorizing, comprehending, and applying facts. Text: The Western Heritage : by Donald Kagan, Stevent Ozment and Frank Turner Source Readings: • Perry, Peden & Von Laue, Sources of the Western Tradition, Vol I & 2 • Kishlansky, Sources of the West: Readings in Western Civilization, Vol 1 & 2 • Sherman, Western Civilization: Sources, Images and Interpretation Grading Scale: A = 93 -100% B = 85- 92% C = 77 - 84% D = 70 - 76% F = 0 – 69% Grade Categories: Test ........................................... 60% Essay.......................................... 10% Homework .................................10% Quizzes …… .............................10% Citizenship……………………..10%
Tests: Approximately seven or eight major multiple-choice (MC) and freeresponse essay exams (FRQs) will be given during the semester as well as five document-based exam questions (DBQs). Tests will be rigorous as they
Moreover. Come to class prepared -. Students should feel safe to exchange ideas. All late work must be turned in the day after it is due. assignments are due the day the student returns to class unless prior arrangements have been made. 2. For excused absences. Many of the class sessions will be seminars. Homework Policy: Chapter assignments and readings are due on the date they are assigned. Participation: Students are expected to contribute in class discussions and effectively participate in class activities. etc. lecture notes. syllabus. tests are designed to give students frequent experience with the types of multiple-choice questions.This means having all assignments completed prior to the beginning of class and being seated and ready to begin when the second bell rings. Students are expected to keep a well-organized notebook of all course-related materials (e. and take copious notes that are thorough and well organized. sunflower seeds. quizzes. (See also "Homework Policy" above). handouts. study guides. Students who are "on the border" between grades at the semester may be given the higher grade if their overall participation has been commendable.. exams. FRQs and DBQs that will appear on the AP exam. more than five days). Respect the rights of others -.Only one person talks while everyone else listens. If a student is absent for an extended period (e. homework.g. In order for seminars to work. No food or drink allowed in class except for bottle water (this includes gum. consistently check for understanding. No question
. lollipops.) A sub-par notebook may result in points being deducted from the “homework” category.) 3.are intended to challenge the student at the Advanced Placement level. Class Rules and Expectations 1. Missed Test: Students who are absent legitimately on a day a test is given must make up the test on the day they return to class. an appointment for making-up the test will be made. etc. Frequent exams also insure that students read the textbook and supplementary readings. student preparation and participation is critical. Complete loss of credit for an exam may result if the exam is not completed in a timely fashion.g. Late assignments will not be accepted after the 3rd late allowance.
This includes returning any borrowed materials to the owner in a timely fashion (e. handouts). Respect school property as well as the property of others -. More importantly.
is a "stupid” question! Professional academic courtesy should always prevail. stay positive! Although this course is extremely challenging.1% of student's total grade will be deducted for each tardy and truancy.g. Tardies and truancies are unacceptable -. You must believe in yourself and be willing to accept a few setbacks along the way in order to grow as a young scholar and as a person ("no pain. excess tardies or truancies may result in loss of the class in accordance with school policies. The prize at the end is worth it! You can do it!! AP European History Course Outline Honors Renaissance History Honors Renaissance History
Most importantly. Learn from your mistakes and setbacks. make adjustments. no gain"). lecture notes. 5.4. and try again.
Honors Renaissance History
The Causes and Consequences of the Reformation • Power Point Presentation: Renaissance Art • Assessments: o 3 Quizzes o 1 Free Response Question o 1 Document Based Question o 80-Question MC Test with two essays • Project: The Explorers • Lecture/Notes: o The Reformation o Religious Wars Power Point Presentation: The Tudors • Assessments: o 3 Quizzes o 1 Free Response Question o 1 Document Based Question o 80-Question MC Test with two essays • Project: o Class Debate on Calvin vs. The Renaissance B. The Middle Ages B. How to Write DBQs and FRQs • Lectures/Notes A.Introduction
• Lecture/Notes: A. The Middle Ages B. Luther o Bio-sketches on Reformation leaders
UNIT ONE: Late Middle And Renaissance
UNIT TWO: Reformation and the Age or Religious Wars
Mercantilism C. Colonial Rebellion
• Lectures/Notes A. Decline of the Spanish Empire • Power Point Presentation: o Versailles o Absolutism in Central Europe o English Constitutional Monarchy • Assessments: o 3 Quizzes o 1 Free Response Question o 1 Document Based Question o 80-Question MC Test with two essays • Project: Power Point on Different Monarchs
UNIT FOUR: The Industrial Revolution. The Scientific Revolution
• Lectures/Notes A. Slavery • Power Point Presentations: Mercantilism • Assessments: o 3 Quizzes o 1 Free Response Questions o 1 Document Based Question o 80-Question MC Test with two essays • Bio-sketches of famous personalities of the time period
. Louis XIV. James I and the Divine Right of Monarchs B. Industrial Revolution and Urbanization B. Absolutism and The Sun King C.UNIT THREE: Age of Absolutism.
The French Revolution • Power Point Presentations: o The age of Enlightenment o The French Revolution • Assessments: o 2 Quizzes o 1 Free Response Questions o 1 Document Based Question o 80-Question MC Test with two essays Bio-sketches of enlighten thinkers • Lectures/Notes A. The age of Enlightenment B. Napoleon • Power Point Presentation: o Napoleon • Assessments: o 3 Quizzes o 2 Free Response Questions o 50-Question MC Test with two essays • Project focusing on Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Thinkers
UNIT SIX: Napoleon
.UNIT FIVE: The age of Enlightenment The French Revolution
• Lectures/Notes A.
Honors Renaissance History Reading Schedule Intro and Pretest Go Over Pretest Intro Intro Unit I Chapter 9 – 316 Chapter 10 – 352 Unit II Chapter 11 – 388 Chapter 12 – 416 Unit III Chapter 13 – 452 Chapter 14 – 480 Unit IV Chapter 15 – 514 Chapter 16 – 550 Unit V Chapter 17– 592 Chapter 18 – 626 11/17 12/2 10/30 11/9 10/13 10/21 9/26 10/2 9/9 9/17 Dates
Unit VI Chapter 19 – 457 12/15