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The weekly courseload was heavy compared to some of my other classes, but the material was always engaging and enlightening. I really liked the way that Mrs. Smith set up the class so that we learned the content several times through many different forms.

AP European History

On-Line for the 2017-2018 School Year

Teacher: Hannah Donohue


Tuition Fees: Early Bird Tuition (before July 1st): $600.00; Regular Tuition: $625

Course Dates: August 27th, 2018 - May, 2019.

Registration Deadline: Enrollment is open for the 2018-19 academic year and will close September 1st. Class is limited to 18 students. 

Who should apply: Motivated home-schooled students in grades 10-12 who wish to take the AP European History exam and are willing to devote 8-10 hours a week to study, including a substantial amount of reading and writing. It is also important that applicants are willing to actively participate in this course.  

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Class description: This is a college-level course which investigates the cultural, intellectual, political, social, and economic history of Europe through four chronological periods from the Renaissance to the present, and is structured around five course themes: 1) Interaction of Europe and the World, 2) Poverty and Prosperity, 3) Objective Knowledge and Subjective Visions, 4) States and other Institutions of Power, and 5) Individual and Society. In addition to gaining factual knowledge, such as basic chronology and major events, students will master key concepts, develop historical thinking skills, examine primary and secondary sources, develop writing skills, and practice both short answer questions and document-based questions in preparation for the AP European History exam given in May 2018.  All students are expected to take this exam.

The course is conducted entirely online using a variety of multimedia tools [online lectures, articles, videos, virtual tours, animated maps, charts & graphs, etc.] in addition to the printed textbooks and anthology. Students will not only complete regular reading, writing, and homework assignments, but will actively participate with their classmates in lively discussions on our class website, respond to other students' essays, and join occasional Google+ Hangouts for discussions or review sessions. This course includes a summer assignment which will be both posted on this page and emailed to accepted students mid-June. 

General Objectives of the Class:

Regular Assignments Will Include:

Technical Requirements: High-speed Internet access and computer, a Gmail account, and Word Processing [Microsoft or other, excluding .pages]

Instructor qualifications

- State of Ohio Educator License, Adolescent to Young Adult (AYA) Social Studies

- B.S. in Education (AYA Social Studies), Franciscan University of Steubenville

This will be my second year teaching AP European History with PA Homeschoolers AP Online Classes. I have also taught Honors American History, Civics, World History, Criminal Justice, and 20th Century American History in Jefferson County Public Schools, Ohio. I also served as a teaching assistant at the Volksschule Gaming (Elementary School) in Gaming, Austria, during a semester abroad, where I taught English language and reading. I have traveled in Europe, particularly in Eastern Austria and throughout Italy, and I speak with elementary proficiency in both German and Spanish. Before deciding to become a history teacher, I studied music education, theory, and performance at a conservatory in my native state of Virginia. My K-8 education was conducted at home under the supervision of my parents, so I am familiar with the homeschooling community and have a great appreciation for the educational philosophies and varied reasons underpinning the choice to educate at home. My husband was homeschooled K-12 and we hope someday to continue the tradition by educating our children at home as well.

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