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AP European History

A 10th Grade Core or Elective Course*: AP European History

Teacher: Mr. Fairbanks; E-mail: [email protected]




Textbook reading assignment

Tues 31st

Peasant Revolt DBQ


Wed 1st



Thurs 2nd

Why Luther?


Fri 3rd

Primary Source Docs





Week 5



Mon 6th

No School


Tues 7th



Wed 8th

Review DBQ


Thurs 9th

Protestant Comparison Chart/Counter Reform. Docs


Fri 10th

Outline Religious Wars



Religious Wars Political or Religious?


Week 6






Tues 14th

Exploration Graphic Organizer


Wed 15th

Outline FRQ’s


Thurs 16th



Fri 17th

Review Key Terms


Mon 20th

MC Test






























What to expect—

With each unit covered in class, students can expect to see all of the following types of assignments given:

    • Unit vocabulary list of terms to be defined along with the significance of each term
    • A warm up to be completed at the beginning of each period
    • A Free Response Question (FRQ), or argumentative essay, to be answered and completed within 45 minutes
    • A Document-Based Question (DBQ), or argumentative essay, to be answered and completed within 45 minutes
    • A multiple choice exam (example questions are provided on the next page) to be completed within a given period of time
    • A minimum of five pages of reading per night with Cornell Notes to be completed with each evening’s reading assignment
    • Reading quizzes based on the previous night’s assigned reading
    •  Additional enrichment activities during class time including, but not limited to, thinking maps and graphic organizers, PowerPoint Notes, map activities, unit review questions and AP test review activities



     McKay, John, and John Buckle. A History of Western Society. 6th Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company

    Please be aware that this is an Advanced Placement (college level) Course and will require a commitment beyond what is expected in a typical class.  Students should expect to read 7 pages on average each night.   Cornell Notes will be completed and collected for every reading assignment.



Additional Comments—

I look forward to teaching each of your children this year.  In addition I welcome your participation in your child’s academic success.  Please feel free to contact me anytime throughout the year.  This may be done by phone through email or in person by appointment.


*AP European History can be taken as a core course, in place of World or Honors World History. It can also be taken in addition to World History for elective credit.


Sample Multiple Choice Test Questions—

 1. Which of the following most accurately states Martin Luther’s basic religious belief as a leader of the Protestant Reformation? 

  1. Monasticism is the highest calling 
  2. personal works matter more than beliefs 
  3. faith is the key to salvation 
  4. Christians are not subject to secular authority 
  5. Christians should show tolerance toward other faiths

2. Martin Luther originally criticized the Church on the grounds that it:
a. supported priests as religious teachers 
b. sponsored translations of the Bible into vernacular languages
c. reduced the number of sacraments 
d. used indulgences as a fund-raising device 
e. formed close associations with secular rulers


Sample Essay Questions (FRQs): Students will be expected to answer questions such as the ones below in class with a five paragraph argumentative response using knowledge acquired from the class—

  • Discuss the political and social consequences of the Protestant Reformation in the first half of the sixteenth century.
  • Compare and contrast the Lutheran Reformation and Catholic Reformation of the 16th century regarding the reform of both religious doctrines and religious practices.