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AP European History Course Home Page

Important Updates

Reminder: Review the Short-Answer Response Booklets

Review information about the short-answer response booklets with your students before exam day so they understand where to write their answers and the amount of space provided for each response. Each page of the booklet has instructions and a watermark that indicate which question should be answered there. Students must write their answers on the correct page in the booklet on exam day.

New Exam for Classroom Use

A secure 2016 AP European History Exam is now available on the AP Course Audit website. To access, sign in to your AP Course Audit account, and click on the Secure Documents link in the Resources section of your Course Status page.

Example Textbook List Reviewed by Learning List

The AP European History example textbook list on the AP Course Audit website has been reviewed by Learning List, an independent instructional materials review service for schools and districts.

Apply to Join AP with WE Service by Mar. 31

AP with WE Service helps students use the knowledge and skills from their AP classroom to address real-world issues. The program, which launched this past fall, incorporates WE's service learning framework into six AP courses, including AP European History. Visit collegeboard.org/APWE for more information and to apply for the 2017-18 school year using the interest form.

New Exam for Classroom Use

A secure 2016 AP European History Exam is now available on the AP Course Audit website. To access, sign in to your AP Course Audit account, and click on the Secure Documents link in the Resources section of your Course Status page.

Welcome, AP Teachers! The AP European History course focuses on developing students' understanding of European history from approximately 1450 to the present. The course has students investigate the content of European history for significant events, individuals, developments, and processes in four historical periods, and develop and use the same thinking skills and methods (analyzing primary and secondary sources, making historical comparisons, chronological reasoning, and argumentation) employed by historians when they study the past. The course also provides five themes (interaction of Europe and the world; poverty and prosperity; objective knowledge and subjective visions; states and other institutions of power; and individual and society) that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places.

Essential Course Resources

This is the core document for this course. It clearly lays out the course content and learning objectives, describes the exam, and provides sample questions and rubrics.

Essential Exam Resources

The Exam Information page describes the current exam and provides access to former test questions.

The Free-Response Questions index provides questions from the most recent exam and exams from previous years.

You can access secure exams for classroom use by logging in to your Course Audit account.

For a video overview of the exam, watch part 3 of the Course Overview Modules for AP European History Teachers.

Access online score reports for your students.

AP Course Audit Information

The AP Course Audit provides teachers and administrators with clear guidelines on curricular and resource requirements, textbook recommendations, and more. All schools wishing to label a course "AP" must submit a subject-specific AP Course Audit form and the course syllabus for each teacher of that AP course. Your course page has resources to support syllabus development.

Watch a quick video about the AP Course Audit.

Visit the AP Course Audit site to log in or create an account.

Professional Development

The College Board offers both face-to-face and online professional development workshops, available for new and experienced AP teachers as well as AP coordinators and administrators. Led by experienced instructors, subject-specific AP workshops provide educators with the support and training needed to develop effective strategies for teaching an AP course.

Classroom Resources

The Teacher Community lets you share resources and teaching strategies with fellow educators.

The Classroom Resources page provides a diverse selection of supplemental materials, including lesson plans and teaching strategies, from the College Board and your AP colleagues.

The AP European History Student page has valuable information and resources for your students.

Course and Exam Redesign

The redesigned European History course and exam launched in 2015-16. Review the Overview of the Redesign, which was informed by Expert Input and a Higher Education Validation Study for European History.

College Board Store

Find AP European History publications, released exams, and more in the College Board Store.

AP and Higher Education

Higher Education professionals play a key role developing AP courses and exams, setting credit and placement policies, and scoring student work. The AP Higher Ed site features information on recruitment and admission, advising and placement, and more.

This chart shows recommended scores for granting credit, and how much credit should be awarded, for each AP course. Your students can look up credit and placement policies for colleges and universities on the AP Credit Policy search.

Meet the current Development Committee for AP European History.

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