Placement European History
Summer Assignment for 2020
Heretics and Heroes by Thomas Cahill:
The Assignment: Word version
Videos on The Medicis
Join AP Classroom - I have the Join Code Number. Ask me if you lost it.
Review Chart Assignments 2019-2020
Chart on the 14th Century
Pico della Mirandola, "Oration on the Dignity of Man"
Castiglione, "The Book of the Courtier"
Machiavelli, "The Prince"
Video on Renaissance Art
Renaissance Art Assignment - you may want to watch these videos at 1.25 or 1.5 speed
- The Palazzo Pubblico frescos: The Allegories of Good and Bad Government by Ambrogio Lorenzetti 1339 Khan Academy and Wikipedia and Visual Arts Famous Paintings and video
- The Arnolfini Marriage by Jan van Eyck 1434 video and Wikipedia and FamousPaintings
- The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymous Bosch 1490 - 1510 Khan Academy and Wikipedia and slide-show commentary on Bosch's symbolism (You don't have to read through all of it; just pick a few examples to explain to the class. If you email me the slide URL, I'll add them to the powerpoint to show the class.)
- Creation of Adam by Michelangelo 1511 video one and video two and Wikipedia and ItalianRenaissance.org
- School of Athens by Raphael 1510-1511video and Wikipedia and FamousPaintings
- Melencolia I by Albrecht Durer 1514 video and Wikipedia and KhanAcademy
- The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger 1533 videoand Wikipedia FamousPaintings
For fun, check out this Tumblr on Ugly Renaissance Babies
Portrait of Leonardo da Vinci by Cristofano dell'Altissimo,
The Reformations and Wars of Religion
The 95 Theses - edited
Reading on Women and the Family by Carlos Eire
Impact of the Treaty of Westphalia
Montaigne "Of Cannibals"
Videos on Baroque art - feel free to watch in speeded-up settings.
Art History Genres: What is Baroque- this is information from a professor on Baroque art.
Madonna of the Rosary and the Counter Reformation
David vs. David: Michelangelo vs. Bernini
Art Parade IX: Baroque Art - Just relax and enjoy this video of Baroque art paired up with Baroque music.
You might enjoy this skit on The Treaty of Westphalia from a British comedy, "The Nearly Complete and Utter History of Everything"
Absolutism and Constitutionalism
Study Guide - Absolutism and Constitutionalism
Readings on Absolutism: Download and read your assigned reading
Reading Quiz on the period leading up to the English Civil War
A. The Theory of Divine-Right Monarchy: Jean Domat (You can skip the passage by Jacques Benigne Bossuet)
B. James I's Speech on "The True Law of Free Monarchies"
C. Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan
Documents leading up to the English Civil War
Excerpts from The Grand Remonstrance
Charles I's Proclamation on Religion
Charles I's Answer to the Grand Remonstrance
Monarchy: The Glorious Revolution
Reading/Viewing Quiz on Monarchy: The Glorious Revolution
The English Bill of Rights (Excerpts)
Black Adder Comedy Skit on the English Civil War
Art of the Dutch Golden Age
Dutch Painting in the Golden Age - pamphlet from the National Gallery of Art
Ted Talk on Vermeer's Girl with a Pearl Earring Vermeer Catalogue
Rembrandt paintings Wikipedia article on Dutch Golden Age Painting
Ted Talk on Las Meninas by Velazquez
Nicholas Poussin's The Rape of the Sabine Women
Video Links for Peter the Great
Land of the Tsars: Episode 6 (not assigned)
Land of the Tsars: Episode 7 (Start here at the 6:15 mark - or watch from the beginning at Episode 6 if you're interested - or watch the whole dang series for extra erudition!)
Land of the Tsars: Episode 8
Land of the Tsars: Episode 9
Land of the Tsars: Episode 10
Review Chart - Absolutism and Constitutionalism
From the Scientific Revolution to the Enlightenment
Study Guide: From the Scientific Revolution to the Enlightenment
Chart on the Enlightenment You can copy this and then fill it in.
Review Chart - From the Scientific Revolution to the Enlightenment
Enlightenment Salon Project
Links for William Hogarth Prints
The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Era
Study Guide: The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Era
Review Charts: The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Era
Petition of Women of the Third Estate
Petition of the Third Estate
What is the Third Estate?
Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen
Declaration of the Rights of Woman
Excerpts from Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, Society of the Friends of Blacks and Petition of Jews of Paris
Levee en Masse Edict and Law of Suspects
Excerpts from the Code Napoleon
Video Questions on the French Revolution
Video on the French Revolution:
Chart comparing the Ancien Regime, French Revolution, and Napoleonic Era.
Napoleon - PBS Documentary (You may want to watch some of these episodes, especially from about the middle of Episode 2 on.)
Episode 1 "To Destiny"
Episode 2 "Mastering Luck"
Episode 3 "Summit of Ambition
Episode 4 "The End"
Animated map of Europe from the Congress of Vienna to 1848
Congress of Vienna Options Sheet
The Industrial Revolution and Ideologies
Study Guide on Industrial Revolution, Ideologies, and Upheavals
Sadler Commission excerpts
Ideologies Roundtable Assignment
Video on the Peterloo Massacre
Videos on the Potato Famine
When Ireland Starved: Causes of Poverty up to 26:30
When Ireland Starved: Managing the Famine 54:00 up to 1:21:43
(or you can watch this one) When Ireland starved: Managing the Famine Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
You might enjoy this comedy skit on how England used to vote.
Readings for Ideologies Assignment: Luddites, Liberalism, Conservatism, Self-Help and Conservatism, Utopian Socialists, Marxian Socialists
Reading on the Luddites
Luddites and Luddism
The Luddite Link
The Luddites and the Combination Acts
Rise, Decline, and Reemergence of Classical Liberalism
The Age of Ideologies
Adam Smith, Adam Smith at Spartacus
David Ricardo, Ricardo at the Concise Encyclopedia of Economics, David Ricardo's Contributions to Economics
Utilitarianism: Bentham and Mill
C-Span series on de Tocqueville
Politics and Views of Alexis de Tocqueville
Jeremy Bentham at the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Jeremy Bentham
John Stuart Mill, John Stuart Mill at the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, John Stuart Mill at the Victorian Web
Self-Help and Capitalism
The Conservative Party
Joseph de Maistre: An Unusual Reactionary, brief biography
Prince Klemens von Metternich
Metternich and Conservatism - lecture from SMU
Dr. Andrew Ure: Pioneer Free Trader
On the Origins of Self-Help - from The Economist
Charles Fourier, the Fourier Archive
Robert Owen and Saint-Simon
Robert Owen at the Encyclopedia of Marxism
Saint-Simon at the Encyclopedia of Marxism
Master of Paradox: Pierre-Joseph Proudhon
The General Idea of Proudhon's Revolution
The Rise and Fall of Socialism
The Rise and Fall of Socialism
Reflections on Karl Marx
Marx and Engels on the Utopian Socialists
Karl Marx on Proudhon
Friedrich Engels on Utopian Socialism
Review Chart: Industrial Revolution and Ideologies
Study Guide: Review for the Midterm
Review Study Guide Activity
Multiple Choice Review Activity
Reforms and Revolutions
Study Guide: Reforms and Revolutions
Review Chart: Reforms and Revolutions
The People's Charter
Chart - Revolutions of 1848
Reading Quiz on Revolutions of 1848
1848 by Mike Rapport
Zola and Dostoevsky, Belinsky's Letter to Gogol
Causes of the Crimean War
Video: Crimean War for Students
Nationalism and Unification
Study Guide: Nationalism and Unification
Review Chart: Nationalism and Unification
Giuseppe Mazzini, "Duties of Man"
Otto von Bismarck, "The Memoirs"
Eduard Bernstein, "Evolutionary Socialism"
V. I. Lenin, "Our Programme"
Edouard Drumont, "Jewish France"
Theodor Herzl, "The Jewish State"
Excerpts from the artlce by Edward Acton - Russia: Tsarism and the West
Videos on Russian History:
Video One on Nicholas I and Alexander II
Video Two on Alexander II and Alexander III
Disraeli and Gladstone: Opposing Forces
Imperialism, The Great War, and Russian Revolution
Study Guide on Imperialism, the Great War, the Russian Revolution Study Guide Adjusted for Snow
Documents on Imperialism
Chart on New Imperialism by country
Review Chart: Imperialism, The Great War, and Russian Revolution
Chart on the Road to World War One
Video on the Alliance System
The Causes of WWI according to Blackadder
The Great War and Its Impact by Philip Bell
Animated History of the fighting on the Western Front
Handout on Crane Brinton's Anatomy of Revolution
Chart on Anatomy of Revolution
WWI: The War that Changed Everything, by Margaret MacMillan
Simulation of the Paris Peace Conference
Video on the Russian Revolution: Part 1(You can start Part I at 6 min 30), Part 2, Part 3, Part 4
Presentations on the Intellectual and Cultural Revolution
The Art Story - Good online textbook on modern art
Depression, Dictatorships, and World War Two
Study Guide: Depression, Dictatorships, and World War Two
Review Chart: Depression, Dictatorships, and World War Two
Benito Mussolini, "Born of a Need for Action"
Adolf Hitler, "Mein Kampf"
George Orwell's Review of Mein Kampf
Images from Soviet Gulags
Video on Aushwitz:
Part II: "Orders and Initiatives" - watch up to 22:57
Part VI: "Liberation and Revenge" - watch up to 36:06
Historians on the Nazis
The Post-War World
Study Guide: The Post-War World
Review Charts: The Post-War World
Reading on Beginnings of the Cold War - John Lewis Gaddis
Reading on Decolonization
Nikita Khrushchev, "On the Cult of Personality and Its Consequences"
Europe's Economic Golden Age
Reading from John Lewis Gaddis on Gorbachev and Reagan
Videos for this unit
Video on the 1968 Paris uprising
Video on the Prague Spring
Video on Gorbachev and the End of the USSR from the Discovery Channel- Part 1 (Start at 2 min 47 seconds)
Video on Pope John Paul II's visit to Poland in 1979
Video on the Revolutions of 1989
Video on the Collapse of the Soviet Union
Obituary for Margaret Thatcher from The Economist
Simone de Beauvoir, "The Second Sex"
Clip of Margaret Thatcher giving this speech. Note the feather duster.
Europe Discovers a New Geography
Five Possible Futures Faced by the Crisis-ridden European Union
Information for Model UN debate on decolonization
Declaration of the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples General Assembly resolution 1514 (XV) of 14 December 1960
Analysis of Declaration of the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples
Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples UN General Assembly Resolution 2105 (XX) 20 December 1965
Review for the AP Exam
Study Guide and Review Questions
Ideologies Bracket Challenge
Picking the Best Project
The Greatest Frenchmen
Unsere Besten - Our Best Germans
Greatest Irish Greatest Irish scientists
Greatest Italian of All Time
Top Russians - top 12 My list from the top 50 Russians List in Russian
The Greatest Dutch
Overall list of shows spun off from greatest Briton
Final Exam Movie Project
Links for lists of movies that depict European History
Wikipedia list of historical dramas
Fordham List of Movies depicting Medieval Europe
Fordham List of Movies depicting Modern Europe
Europe is Not Dead: Movies of Europe
IMDB - History Choices- not sorted by American, Ancient, or European History
Discussion on College Confidential for best movies for AP Euro