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Where is your AP Euro Class right now?

vegangirlvegangirl Registered User Posts: 1,042 Senior Member
edited January 2006 in AP Tests Preparation
So we're about halfway through the school year, and the AP test is closing in. I have an awful teacher and I'm worried that my class is behind. So I'm wondering- what time period are you all studying right now? Also, what textbook do you use? Let's compare notes:)

My class is at Napoleon
We're using Western Society Since 1300 (mckay/hill/buckley)
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Replies to: Where is your AP Euro Class right now?

  • coolg49964coolg49964 Registered User Posts: 103 Junior Member
    You're fine... We will do the French Revolution when we get back, and my teacher is the one out of the four who always finishes for the AP with time to spare. Don't worry about where you are. Worry about the depth and accuracy with which s/he covers the material. You are plenty far along, but make sure you're retaining the information.

    We just covered the Scientific Revolution/Enlightenment
    We use Merriman, Sherman, Lee, and Perry. I recommend Perry for primary sources... It's a great resource for anyone...
  • Shreveport87Shreveport87 Registered User Posts: 80 Junior Member
    We're past Napoleon & the French Revolution... our last test was on that, and we stopped the semester right after the 1848 Year of Revolutions (that year may be wrong because I haven't looked at my notes in two weeks...)

    My teacher is crazy in a good way.. she has EVERYTHING memorized... we just tell her what we were talking about and she goes without ever looking at anything... What do ya'll think of AP Euro so far? I loved AP American History... got A's and a 5 on the test, but i got a B in Euro even though I worked 10 times as hard as last year (literally!)
  • ryan2288ryan2288 Registered User Posts: 2,501 Senior Member
    vegangirl you seem like an intelligent girl. Pick up a review book, read it. You will get a 5.
  • SparkShooterSparkShooter Registered User Posts: 135 Junior Member
    Let's see-- we just got through with the unification of Italy and Germany. Our book (History of Western Society- McKay, Hill, Buckler) is slightly out of chronological order, but basically, we are leading up to WWI.

    Then again, we go at an insane speed and have 3 full weeks of review before the test. In a way, I wish that there were more lectures, (as in, any at all) but since there are not, I am having to do alot of self-study outside of school.

    Although I'm not worried, (because the AP Euro test is more general than the APUS test) I think it is important to prepare throughout the year-- not a couple weeks right before the test.
  • SparkShooterSparkShooter Registered User Posts: 135 Junior Member
    Sorry for another post, but I have a quick question,

    Does anyone know any good films to review major chunks of European History? (At least 50 years at a time..)
  • Misty_Rain217Misty_Rain217 Registered User Posts: 287 Junior Member
    I am still on winter break but when we get back we will start the French Revolution.
    For homework I still have to finish Candide-I hate it soooooooooo much!! Volitaire is just so pompous!!!! Did anyone else here have to read Candide?
  • coolg49964coolg49964 Registered User Posts: 103 Junior Member
    My friend's French class is reading it in French!
  • Misty_Rain217Misty_Rain217 Registered User Posts: 287 Junior Member
    Wow-that is pretty cool what level of french is your friend in?
    But did anyone have to read Candide for AP Euro?-sorry if this takes away from the orginial thread.
    vegangirl-don't worry about the exam, for your class ahead of some the others here-including mine-now I am starting to worry!!!!!!
    Also, at least this the way it is at my school, AP Euro is considered harder than AP Uniteed States History.Just get a review book and start working on it now and I bet you will do fine!!!!!!!
    I am using-A history of Western Society since 1300 by McKay, Hill and Buckler
  • coolg49964coolg49964 Registered User Posts: 103 Junior Member
    I think he's in AP French Lit...

    My Euro course is taught by the headmaster... who broke his leg skiing and will be out for a week! Yikes!
  • sciencenerdsciencenerd Registered User Posts: 1,735 Senior Member
    In my AP World we are just leading up to the WW1. Should those in AP World take the European History test as well since we learn like such similar things.
  • Murrah08Murrah08 Registered User Posts: 182 Junior Member
    Sciencenerd, I am in APWH too. We are not even near WWI! We are leading up to the Industrial Revolution!
  • SparkShooterSparkShooter Registered User Posts: 135 Junior Member
    I didn't read all of Candide, but I've read plenty of excepts (not for Euro, but another class). Although I hated Candide, I absolutely love Voltaire as a philosophe. I mean, he was so eloquent with his words... his quotes are just fabulous.

    My personal favorite (and the one that is living on the back of my iPod)-- "Illusion is the first of all pleasures."
  • smurfgirlsmurfgirl - Posts: 1,108 Member
    We are on the Enlightenment chapter now. We're behind and I wish we had the McKay book. I have the Western Heritage by Kagan and the book is really dry and hard to understand.
  • SparkShooterSparkShooter Registered User Posts: 135 Junior Member
    In the Mckay book, practically every other chapter is about the culture. Bascially, I think the book writers got into a contest about how many times they could include the cultural importance of masturbation... we're only halfway through the year and 6 entire paragraphs have been awarded to the subject.
  • TweetjazzTweetjazz Registered User Posts: 177 Junior Member
    We have the Western Heritage book and I have a test tomorrow on Napoleon and Romanticism. Hopefully we're not too behind because I live in Florida and we've had a bunch of hurricane days. =/
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