HSLDA Online Academy | European History
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European History

Master Teacher: Douglas Favelo, PhD
Duration: Yearlong course offered in fall/spring (32 weeks)
Suggested High School Credit Value: 1 credit.
Suggested Grade Level: 10th grade level and up.
Tuition: $625 for HSLDA Members/$725 for non-members.   

Description: AP® European History introduces students to modern European history (1450 A.D. to present) and also challenges them to evaluate the people, events, and ideas of western civilization from a biblical worldview.
Watch a short introduction from Course Developer Dr. Douglas Favelo.
Watch a sample clip of an Academy live class session.

AP® European History — Live Online Class Session Schedule
August 27, 2018 - April 26, 2019

Class Section

Weekly Meeting Time

Instructors

Section 1
Closed–Section is Full
Tuesdays, 10:00–11:30 a.m. Eastern

Mrs. Megan Bowman

Section 2
Mondays, 7:00–8:30 p.m. Eastern

Mr. Brian Trimmer

Additional class times will be added as they become available for registration. If you have questions, please call 540-338-8290 or email academy@hslda.org.

Frequently Asked Questions
about AP® European History

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  • What topics will I learn about in European History?

    AP® European History is designed not only to introduce students to modern European history, but also to help them evaluate the people, events, and ideas of European history from a biblical worldview.

    As they examine the history of Europe, students will refine their analytical abilities and critical thinking skills in order to understand historical and geographical context, make comparisons across cultures, use documents and other primary sources, and recognize and discuss different interpretations and historical frameworks.

    This course covers the history of Europe from A.D. 1450 to the present.

    Students successfully completing this course will be able to:

    • Know important facts, concepts, and theories pertaining to European history and give a biblical-worldview analysis of those facts, concepts, and theories.
    • Place important historical events, individuals, movements, and civilizations in chronological order.
    • Analyze and interpret basic data relevant to European history.
    • Understand the interaction between the environment and the development of human societies, cultures, and civilizations.
    • Analyze the similarities and differences between peoples and cultures of Europe.
    • Trace the development of European civilizations, nations, and empires.
    • Biblically understand the development, diffusion, and impact of major world religions.
  • How much homework is in European History?

    AP® European History is a rigorous, college-level course. The College Board recommends this course and corresponding AP® exam for advanced 10th grade students and up.

    We estimate that the course workload will take 10+ hours per week.

    During a typical week in this course, students will complete the following coursework:

    • 60–90 minutes of live class instruction
    • Lecture video (~1 hr. per week)
    • 1 chapter textbook reading (~40 pages per week)
    • Primary/historical source document readings (~20 pages per week)
    • Discussion forum post answering AP®-style practice questions.

    Throughout the year, students will also complete the following tasks:

    • Handwritten AP® exam essay practice every 5–6 weeks
    • Exam every 8 weeks (Year total: 4)
  • What books will I use in European History?

    The official AP® European History booklist is now available. In the official booklist, you will find information about the editions, book descriptions, and ISBN numbers.

    You can order course materials for competitive prices through our Christian Book Distributors bookstore. Use the Textbook Finder to locate the required resources for your courses. Please note that while most books are available through Christian Book Distributors, some titles are not carried and will need to be purchased elsewhere.

  • Am I ready to take European History?

    This is a rigorous, college-level course. Students should have strong reading and writing skills and be prepared for substantial studying and reading requirements. HSLDA Online Academy recommends that students complete at least one high school history course at an advanced or honors level before enrolling. Please visit the College Board page about AP® European History for more information about the material and skills students will study in the course and will need to master for the AP® exam in this subject.

    Still have questions about whether you are ready for an AP® course? Please visit our Academic Readiness page for more information.

  • What is a Live Online Class Session in European History?

    In every HSLDA Online Academy course, students meet weekly with their instructor and classmates in an online classroom for additional teaching, discussion, Q&A, or group activities. The class sessions are interactive and are conducted using a web meeting software with video, audio, chat, and application sharing capabilities.

    Scheduled, real-time sessions in the online classroom are not the only form of instruction available in a HSLDA Online Academy course, but are offered in addition to lectures or other instructional materials that students are able to access online at their convenience.

    When they register, students will need to select a particular class section and live class meeting time. Additional class sections may be added to the schedule at a later point in the course registration period. Registered students will be notified of any changes to the live session schedule.

    If you have any questions about class sections, schedules, or registration, please contact the HSLDA Online Academy Staff.

  • What if I have a schedule conflict with listed European History class times?

    All live class sessions are recorded for later viewing. While it is recommended that students attend each live class session, students can make arrangements with their instructors to watch the recordings and receive full participation credit.

    Students should contact their instructor at the start of their course to inform the instructor of any foreseen schedule conflicts.  

  • What is the tuition for European History?

    Please visit our tuition and discounts page for a full summary about course costs.

    HSLDA members save $100 on yearlong AP® courses!