European History: Renaissance to Revolution

European History : Renaissance to Revolution 138 2 Credits


Note: This course is not open to students who have taken History of Europe AP.

This course presents a broad-based chronological study of European history from the Renaissance to the 19th century.  Units include the Renaissance, Reformation, Age of Absolutism, Enlightenment, and the French Revolution. Students will study Machiavelli’s ideas of government, the emergence of social protest and dissent in the Reformation, the expansion of Europe and contact with other cultures in the First Global Age, and the development of constitutional and absolutist governments.  Daily reading assignments in textbook and supplemental articles will form the basis for a variety of class activities, including a mock trial, panel discussions, mapping, essays and short research projects.  Tests and quizzes will also assess student progress.

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