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Absolutism: A Concept Formation Lesson
Rather than just memorizing and regurgitating a definition, your young historians will determine on their own what critical attributes the concept of absolutism entails! This excellent lesson plan involves analysis of a period portrait of King Louis XIV of France, and then group work to review, analyze, and classify several different examples of absolute monarchs.
9th - 12th Language Arts 104 Views 75 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Introduction to Age of Absolutism
Who were the absolute monarchs of Europe and what effect did they have on their countries? Young historians begin by naming qualities they believe are important for a monarch to possess. They then take notes on four key factors leading to domination of absolute monarchs of Europe, complete a map activity detailing five major European powers that emerged from the Age of Exploration, and analyze a primary source document on the concept of divine right.
9th - 11th Language Arts 69 Views 54 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Absolute Ruler Facebook Page
Young historians will be excited to complete this project that links their interests in social media with the age of absolutism in history! After discussing the 10 characteristics of an absolute ruler, class members begin by choosing from a list of monarchs to research and determine whether their choice makes the cut.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 35 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Absolute Monarchy v Democracy
Put your learners into groups to compare the differences and similarities in Absolute Monarchy and Democracy. This useful handout includes three rows: one for the seven functions of a Monarchy, and two for political comparison. An answer sheet is provided.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History 41 Views 196 Downloads
Alexander the Great and the Situation... the Great?
What made Alexander the Great so great? John Green reviews three possible definitions of the term great that we ascribe to historical figures, while offering a fairly comprehensive overview of the accomplishments and legacy of Alexander of Macedon.
11 mins 6th - 12th Social Studies & History 11 Views 9 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
French Revolution (Part 1)
History comes alive in this engaging video, which artfully sets up the first steps of the French Revolution. Students will relate to the idea of nobility "living it up" while 98% of the French citizens went without wealth or rights. The drama of the French Revolution is truly reflected in the narrator's passion and annotations of paintings and maps.
17 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History 84 Views 283 Downloads
Writing Exercises: The Enlightenment in Europe
What's an Enlightened Despot? Or is it who? Explore The Enlightenment with your scholars, using this short-answer activity as a reading assessment or research guide. Three prompts have students consider how Enlightenment philosophies threatened absolute monarchies, explain the idea of natural rights, and describe enlightened despots.
6th - 10th Social Studies & History 10 Views 53 Downloads
Nureyev: After Petipa
Incorporating the arts into regular classroom practices isn't an easy task. Learners will research background information regarding Russian culture, history, and conflict then see how those things have applied to the rigors of Russian Ballet.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 8 Downloads
World History People Review
Who's who in World History? Help your historians keep track of major figures with this World History People Review, where young scholars match 96 world figures to the appropriate descriptions. The matching questions are grouped by historical era or subject.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 19 Views 370 Downloads
Arts in the Age of Religious Conflict: 1560-1648
Here is a bit of art history that deals with artistic expression during an age of religious conflict. Iconography, mannerism, baroque style, and Shakespeare are all covered in this simple presentation.
9th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 13 Downloads
War Powers Act and the Constitution
The strength of this plan, which focuses on the War Powers Act, is in the included supplementary materials. Class members read several provided documents, take notes, and discuss their opinions and then deliberate within small groups or partnerships.
9th - 12th Language Arts 17 Views 19 Downloads CCSS: Designed
The Spread of Enlightenment Ideas
Looking for a simple and straightforward reference on the Enlightenment for your young historians? Check out this list of key terms and important figures from the period, followed by a traditional assessment where your learners will be asked to match historical figures with their appropriate accomplishments and respond to brief constructed response questions.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 83 Views 83 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
French Revolution (Part 4)- The Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte
A good way to transition from the French Revolution to the influence of Napoleon Bonaparte, this video details how the French government changed in the intervening years, and Napoleon's militaristic rise to power. The colorful maps, pictures, and annotations detail the instances in which "Napoleon kicks butt," and will make this presentation appealing to even uninterested historians.
17 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History 36 Views 70 Downloads