Over the past few centuries, Europe is one continent that has seen the most changes and in order to understand how the European nations of today work, it is essential to understand the past. The Advanced Placement European History course, offered by the American College Board, is an ideal choice for students who wish to pursue European history as their subject of choice in college. |
While on the surface, students might think that the course covers a time period from the 1400s to the early 2000s, there is actually much more to it. For starters, students will have to study about the changing face of politics, through all these years. In addition, they will also have to follow the strains of social, religious and economic changes too. Since the course is so widespread, a good book that will guide and assist, becomes of utmost importance.
5 Steps to a 5 AP European History, 2014-2015, published by McGraw-Hill, is a book that will certainly help students prepping for this exam, because it has a lot more than just the course material. The book starts with a set of three study schedules and students can choose the one that suits them the most. Once they have figured out how they will utilise their time in the best possible manner, they can try reckoning how good or bad that they are with the syllabus. With the diagnostic tests, students can understand exactly how much more they need to study.
The AP European History 2014 – 2015 eBook now moves onto the actual strategies and curriculum. The book has detailed chapters on the Renaissance and the Reformation, the Scientific Revolution during the seventeenth century as well as the French Revolution. In addition, students will be able to trace the rise and fall of Napoleon as well as the two world wars. Sections dedicated to the industrial revolutions and the growth of imperialism will also need to be given a lot of attention.
The book has been designed in absolute accordance with the actual AP exam, which is why there are plenty of questions and answers. Each set of answers is also provided with a proper analysis, which will allow students to be better prepared. At the end of the book, there is also a set of practice tests. These tests are designed exactly like the AP format, and should aspirants complete these with a timer, they will get to see how things might be in the real exam hall as well.
The author of the 352 page book is Jeffrey Brautigam, PhD, who is not only an associate professor of History at the Hanover College, but also evaluates credit requests for European History AP courses. As someone who has been teaching the subject for over 15 years, Brautigam has also been able to assist on several other books, including A Student Introduction to Charles Darwin.
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