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5 steps to a 5 - AP European History

5 steps to a 5 - AP European History

Get ready for your AP European History exam with this straightforward, easy-to-follow study guide―updated for all the latest exam changes

5 Steps to a 5: AP European History features an effective, 5-step plan to guide your preparation program and help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to succeed. This fully revised edition covers the latest course syllabus and matches the latest exam.

The book provides access to McGraw-Hill Education’s interactive AP Planner app, which will enable you to receive a customizable study schedule on your mobile device.

  • Bonus app features daily assignment notifications, plus extra practice questions to assess test readiness
  • 2 complete practice AP European History exams
  • 3 separate study plans to fit your learning style

Step 1. Set Up Your Study Program

Chapter 1. What You Need to Know About the AP European History Exam

Chapter 2. How to Plan Your Time

Step 2. Determine Your Test Readiness

Chapter 3. Diagnostic Exercises

Step 3. Develop Strategies for Success

Chapter 4. The Multiple-Choice Questions

Chapter 5. The Document-Based Question (DBQ)

Chapter 6. Thematic Essay Questions

Step 4. Review the Knowledge You Need to Score High

Unit 1. 1450 to the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Era

Chapter 7. Recovery and Expansion, 1300-1600

Chapter 8. The Renaissance, 1350-1550

Chapter 9. The Reformation, 1500-1600

Chapter 10. The Rise of Sovereignty, 1600-1715

Chapter 11. The Scientific Revolution during the Seventeenth Century

Chapter 12. The Enlightenment: A Cultural Movement during the Eighteenth Century

Chapter 13. Social Transformation and Statebuilding in the Eighteenth Century

Chapter 14. The French Revolution and the Rise of Napoleon, 1789-1799

UNIT 1 Summary: 1450 to the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Era

Unit 2. The Napoleonic Era to the Present

Chapter 15. The Fall of Napoleon and the Post-Napoleonic Era, 1800-1848

Chapter 16. The Second Industrial Revolution, 1820-1900

Chapter 17. The Rise of New Ideologies in the Nineteenth Century

Chapter 18. Nationalism and Statebuilding, 1848-1900

Chapter 19. Mass Politics in Europe and Imperialism in Africa and Asia, 1860-1914

Chapter 20. Politics of the Extreme and World War I, 1870-1918

Chapter 21. The Interwar Years and World War II, 1918-1945

Chapter 22. The Cold War and Beyond, 1945-Present

UNIT 2 Summary: The Napoleonic Era to the Present

Step 5. Build Your Test-Taking Confidence

AP European History Practice Test 1 - Section I

AP European History Practice Test 1 - Section II - Answers and Explanations

AP European History Practice Test 2 - Section I

AP European History Practice Test 2 - Section II - Answers and Explanations

Appendixes

GLOSSARY OF TERMS