04056 AP European History

History & Social StudiesHigh School (9–12)Advanced Placement

From the College Board: “In AP European History, students investigate significant events, individuals, developments, and processes from approximately 1450 to the present. Students develop and use the same skills, practices, and methods employed by historians: analyzing primary and secondary sources; developing historical arguments; making historical connections; and utilizing reasoning about comparison, causation, and continuity and change over time. The course also provides seven themes that students explore throughout the course in order to make connections among historical developments in different times and places: interaction of Europe and the world, economic and commercial development, cultural and intellectual development, states and other institutions of power, social organization and development, national and European identity, and technological and scientific innovations.”

—Source: AP European History Course and Exam Description—Fall 2019, via College Board

This course aligns with the College Board’s learning goals for AP European History.


English 9 (required). World History & Geography to 1500 A.D. and/or World History & Geography: 1500 A.D. to the Present (recommended).

Course Texts and Materials


  • History of Western Society (For the AP Course), 13th edition
    Publisher: BFW
    ISBN: 978-1-319-22163-8


  • Any AP European History exam review book, such as AMSCO AP European History


Important Considerations for the Content of This Course’s Instructional Materials

Terms Offered

  • Full Year


  • 1 Credit