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Designed to help Advanced Placement students succeed in their studies and achieve a '5' on the AP Exam, AP Achiever for European History provides:
- A thorough explanation of course expectations, exam parameters, preparation suggestions, as well as comprehensive tips on writing essays for the document-based and free-response section of the Exam, all to help your students maximize studies and time.
- Each chapter includes a thorough content review and "Heads Up " and "Sidebar" sections designed to connect important topics, clarify common misunderstandings, or add important information to assist in preparation for the exam. This book covers standard political, diplomatic, economic, and intellectual trends, but also makes a special effort to incorporate essential social and cultural history that is increasingly emphasized on the exam. Multiple-choice, document-based questions and free-response questions with detailed answers are included for each chapter.
- Two complete timed practice exams with detailed answers and sample essays help students gear up for your final test day.
AP Achiever for European History may be used independently or in conjunction with any European History text. For the most benefit use in conjunction with McGraw-Hill's leading text, History of the Modern World, 10th Edition, by Palmer.
About the Author
Chris Freiler has taught Advanced Placement European History at Hinsdale Central High School in Hinsdale, IL, since 1993. Before that, he taught AP United States History and Political Science at Morgan Park Academy in Chicago, IL. He has also served since 1997 as a reader and table leader for the AP European History annual exam scoring. From 1998 to 2002, Chris served on the Test Development Committee (and later as an independent consultant) for AP European History, in the process acting as the primary author for three different document-based questions used on the national exam. Recently, he was appointed to the College Board Commission to reexamine the AP European History curriculum. Beginning with the 2007 exam scoring, Chris will serve as Assistant Chief Reader. Chris earned his B.A. in history and political science from Northwestern University in 1987, graduating with Highest Distinction and an M.A. in history from the University of Virginia in 1989. He is currently working toward an M.A. in philosophy at Northern Illinois University.