European History
  • Welcome to AP European History!

    My name is Eric Rodgers! I have been teaching Social Science in the Chino Valley Unified School District for 26 years, and am so excited to be part of the team here at the Biomedical Science, and Technology Academy as your AP European History! This is going to be a fun, exciting, and adventurous school year as we explore the history of Western Civilization to better understand the impacts of the Western World on the World as a whole, for both better and for worse!  We will be doing high level thinking to ask important questions about topics such as the impacts of The Renaissance and Exploration, the Protestant Reformation, the Rise of both Absolutism and Constitutionalism, Industrialization, and 19th and 20th Century Global conflicts on the world.

    This course will follow the College Board and Description(CED) as we "investigate significant events, individuals, developments and processes from approximately 1450 to the Present.  Students develop and use the same skills, practices, and methods employed by historians, analyzing primary and secondary sources; developing historical arguments, making historical connections, and utilizing reasoning about comparison, causation, and continuity and change over time."

    Your student will be challenged to understand the concepts and skills that go along with European History and will ultimately be invited to take the AP Exam on May 10, 2024 with a chance to both prove what they have learned AND earn college credit! (Information regarding test sign-ups etc., will come at a later date.) For my part, I promise I will do everything I can to ensure my student's success. The combination of determination from both myself and you the students can only lead to a fun and successful year!


  • Class Platforms, Assignments, and Grades

    We will be using Google Classroom to post all assignments in this class. Most assignments will be turned in digitally, though a few may be turned in on traditional paper.  Below I have put the links for each Period's Google Classroom.  In the Google Classrom you will also see a copy of the class syllabus, the Course and Exam Description (CED), and eventually, all assignments.

    Period 3 Google Classroom

    Period 5 Google Classroom

    You will also want to check Aeries Portal for your students grades. I will updating the portal weekly so you can keep track of your student's grades.  To reach the portal simply click on the Link below.

    Aeries Portal (Grades)


  • Communication

    The best way to contact me is via email by clicking the link below.  You can also contact me through the Google Classroom.  If you have any questions, a student needs extra help, etc., please do not hesitate to reach out.  My committment is to do everything I can to respond to your email or phone call within 24 hours.

    Phone = (909)627-7351

    Email  =



    I will also be offering Office Hours where students can come in and get extra help, ask questions, etc. They are as follows...

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday... 8AM-8:30AM AND 3:30PM-4PM.

    Students are always welcome to contact me via email or google classroom as well, and I will get back to them as soon as I possibly can.