PART I - SYLLABUS
Your first task is to download the syllabus for the class from My Teacher Page, read it over, and have you and your parents sign it before the first day of class. The syllabus contains all of the rules for the class, an overview of the units to be covered, the name of the textbook, and an estimated schedule for the various readings and units.
To access the syllabus, go to our class page, and once you have reached My Teacher Page, click on the AP European History link on the left,and scroll down to the Syllabus. It is in PDF format, and you can access it from any of the school's computers.
A World Lit Only By Fire
By William Manchester
Advanced Placement European History truly begins with the Renaissance and the Reformation. It is here that the College Board puts much focus, and it is heavily emphasized on the exam. Analyzing this time period is critical to understanding European history, for the issues that are first brought to light here have never really left European, and by consequence, modern culture. To examine this area, you will read A World Lit Only By Fire by William Manchester.
We will divide our exploration of the book into five (5) parts, corresponding to four parts in the book. You are expected to read the assigned pages by the due dates listed below, and submit your responses to the study questions online.
On the first few days of class, we will hold a “Fishbowl Discussion” on the book and the topics it raises.
On my teacher webpage you will the questions for each of the assigned readings by the assigned its due date. Each corresponding response should be at least 3 – 5 sentences in length. Part II E, the essay, has different requirements and they are outlined below.
Click on the appropriate part to answer the questions.
Part II A: The Medieval Mind (pp. 3-28) Due July 15th
Part II B: The Shattering (pp. 31 – 86) Due August 1st
[The Renaissance – Social Problems & Corruption in the Church]
[The Renaissance – The Arts & Learning]
Part II D: The Shattering (pp. 131 – 219) Due August 31st
[The Protestant Reformation]
Part II E: Essay First Day of Class