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Wasson, Ellis Archer – History Teacher, 2003
Free response question (FRQ) #5 in the 2002 Advanced Placement (AP) European history exam read as follows: "In what ways and to what extent did absolutism affect the power and status of the European nobility in the period 1650 to 1750. Use examples from at least 2 countries." This question, which is aimed at encouraging a comparative…
Descriptors: European History, Advanced Placement, Textbooks, History Instruction
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Blackey, Robert – History Teacher, 2002
The College Board's Advanced Placement European History examination has evolved over the course of its first half-century of existence in virtually all respects: the types and subject matter of questions asked (and not asked); the nature of the history those questions reflect; the number of questions both offered and to be answered, as well as how…
Descriptors: European History, Advanced Placement, Essay Tests, Course Descriptions
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Harison, Casey – History Teacher, 2002
This article considers the "myths" and negative images of the French Revolution which were fashioned in the United States by examining interpretations found in nineteenth and twentieth-century American school texts. The texts are part of the Floyd Family Collection at Indiana State University, representing books used in Indiana schools,…
Descriptors: Historiography, European History, Textbooks, Conflict