Ap European History Essay Rubric

The College Board has released revised LEQ rubric guidelines for the AP World History that will take effect immediately for the 2017-2018 academic year. I have revised my rubric to meet the new guidelines and am providing other resources to help teachers implement the new format.


Teachers who subscribe to my Eight Month Writing Clinic can share the instructional videos with their students. In this clinic, I will model how to earn every point on the DBQ and LEQ.

I've taken the guidelines from the new AP World History course description and created a user-friendly AP World LEQ Rubric for teachers to use while assessing their students' LEQs.

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Welcome to AP European History!

The AP course and examination in European History are intended for qualified students who wish to complete studies in secondary school equivalent to college introductory courses in European history. The examination presumes at least one year of college-level preparation. The current AP program in European History corresponds to the most recent developments in history curricula at the undergraduate level. In colleges and universities, European history is increasingly seen in a broad perspective, with teaching methods reflecting an awareness of other disciplines and a diversity of techniques of presentation, including visual and statistical materials.

The AP European History Exam is on Friday May 12, 2017.


Important Documents

AP European History Syllabus
This is the syllabus for the class

AP Euro Summer Work 2016
This is the summer work for AP European History.

AP Book Review
This is the book review format for your reviews.


AP Euro DBQ Rubric

This is the rubric that I will use to grade all Document Based Questions (DBQs).


How To Write an AP Euro DBQ

Here you will find a guide to writing DBQ essays.


AP Euro LEQ Rubric 

This is the rubric that I will use to grade all Long Essay Questions (LEQs). 


How To Write a LEQ 

Here you will find a guide to writing LEQ essays. 



Important Links

A History of Western Society
This is a great resource for our text. It covers the major topics for each chapter and provides a series of on-line activities. You will be required at times to view these and report back. Updated for the 11th edition.


Launchpad: A History of Western Society Since 1300

Use your student access code at this site. 


AP European History Wiki
Through this wiki, students will be able to collaborate on various topics throughout the year.

European History - Wikibooks

This is a great site that you provides a general overview of European history. You can read by chapters, or download it to read on your own.

Paul Hallsall/ Fordam Univeristy: Internet History Sourcebooks Project
The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is a collection of public domain and copy-permitted historical texts presented cleanly (without advertising or excessive layout) for educational use.

How to Calculate Your AP Euro Score

This provides an nice way to calculate an exam score.

AP European History Field Trip 2010

Made by Ben Stortz, this is a slide show our field trip to the Karpeles Manuscript Library and the Albright-Knox Art Gallery on May 14, 2010.

You are currently listening to the official anthem of the European Union.  The Council of European Ministers officially announced the European Anthem on 19 January 1972:  the prelude to the Ode to Joy, the 4th movement of Ludwig van Beethoven's 9th symphony.

Class Calendar Legend

Class Orange = AP World History
Class Blue = AP European History
Class Green = Global History II
Class Yellow = Military History
Class Pink = Terror, Trade, & Foreign Policy


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