AP European History, Mrs. Meghan Paher
History isn’t just about sitting down with a book. And it’s not just about writing essays, either!
In this AP European History course, students have the opportunity to use and develop their creativity through a number of projects, helping them learn history in unique and effective ways.
I encourage students to use their creativity to learn about the past as much as possible. This includes art work and creative writing, among others things. Students who like art and music enjoy creating their own “Historical CDs” and designing “Historical T-Shirts,” as well as watching historical music videos!
Students also complete a “Postcard from the Past,” in which they choose a dramatic photo or painting from European history and imagine they were there, writing first-person account of the event in a short letter to a friend. For a creative writing project, one student researched her family’s history and wrote a short play based on the real events of her family’s immigration from Russia to America.
Below are some of the creative projects students do in this AP European History course.
- Historical Head
- Postcard from the Past
- Historical T-Shirt
- Historical CD
- Connecting to History
- Historical Bumper Sticker
Historical Bumper Sticker by Madison Frame
Historical T-Shirt by Eva Marie Quinones
Postcard from the Past by Jesse Olson
Historical CD Cover by Venessa Felso
Historical Cereal Box by Madison Frame
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