Welcome to Ms. Duncan's AP European History Class!

Welcome to the Crooked Hallway!

I'm very pleased to welcome the AP European History Class of 2015-2016! We hit the ground running with some team building activities, and we haven't stopped since! With such a need for good collaboration, Day One kicked off our Spaghetti Tower activity. Students were asked to build the tallest spaghetti tower with the resources given. After the looks of "what did we get ourselves into in this class?" each group set to the task. Our winning tower was 2 feet 2 inches tall! Teams weren't afraid to try new things and listen to each other. It was an exciting start to the year!

THE REDESIGN -Streamlining the College Board History Classes

College Board has made the decision to streamline the testing format and rubrics for all College Board Advanced Placement History classes. This began with AP United States History last year, AP European History this year, culminating with AP World History coming on board in 2017. The reviews books are being updated and the instructors are collaborating with lesson ideas and test questions. This summer at training in Tampa, FL, I had the great fortune of networking with even more AP European History teachers in order to be successful in our classroom.
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TECHNOLOGY In the Classroom

Just ask your student, I am a proponent of technology in the classroom! We are currently using Edmodo, TurnItIn.com, Remind, and Twitter. One new online tool I am utilizing this year is EdPuzzle. EdPuzzle allows a teacher to import any video, youtube or originated by the teacher, into the EdPuzzle system where questions and comments can be added. Students have the ability to rewind segments that may be unclear. Students have instant feedback on multiple choice questions and teachers have the ability to grade open-ended questions to provide meaningful feedback.

Test Reviews will be conducted the night before the exam via Live Google Hangout. Students and I will tweet questions and answers in real time. This allows for instant feedback on answers. The video is then uploaded to my YouTube Channel for viewing via a private link given only to my students. If a student cannot make the Live Hangout, they may watch the video at his or her leisure.

These technology tools allow the teacher immediate access to data that can be evaluated for teaching purposes. It engages students in ways that a textbook, pen, and paper just cannot pull off and prepares students for the new twenty-first century student experience. Please follow our class twitter feed @duncaneuro and you are encouraged to join the Parent Remind group for parent-centered information.


Originally an Indiana Hoosier, I have made Florida and Spruce Creek High School my home. A graduate of the University of Evansville, I began teaching at Creek in 2006. In 2011, I began teaching AP European History I have served as an SGA sponsor for six years and organized two proms. My love affair for traveling has made me brave enough to organize four trips to Europe with students. My own study abroad semester in Grantham, England at Harlaxton College instilled a love for European History. The rest, as they say, is HISTORY!

AP European History Exam

Friday, May 6th 2016 at 11:30am

UCF Daytona Beach, Daytona Beach, FL, United States

Daytona Beach, FL