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New! 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.
New! 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.
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.
Power Centralized in One Absolute Monarch
In this absolute monarchy study guide worksheet, students read the notes provided and add notes of their own regarding the powers of absolute rulers.
Central European Monarchs Clash
In this European world history instructional activity, students note information about the absolute monarchs of Central Europe as they complete 3 graphic organizers and write a brief assessment of 2 rulers.
In this absolute monarchs study guide worksheet, pupils respond to 11 short answer questions. The questions correlate to assigned readings in a textbook.
The Age of Absolutism (2)
In this online interactive world history worksheet, students answer 9 multiple choice questions regarding the Age of Absolutism. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
The Age of Absolutism (3)
For this online interactive social studies worksheet, students answer 9 multiple choice questions regarding the Age of Absolutism. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Absolute Monarchs Identification
In this absolute monarchs activity worksheet, students examine 3 sets of pictures in order to identify the absolute monarch whom each of the sets represents.
Central European Monarchs Clash
Track the turmoil and shifts in power between Central European Monarchs. Define the causes and effects of the Thirty Years' War between Germanic Prussia and Austria. This PowerPoint is perfect for fostering good note-taking skills.
The French Revolution: "Those who have and those who have not"
Ninth graders examine the reigns of the absolute monarchs and the monetary crisis of the French government.
The Restoration & Glorious Revolution
Hmmmm, sounds like a war is a brewing! To let you in on all the players involved, we have a simple, image-driven slide show. Each of the absolute monarchs that fought for power during the English Civil War are introduced, along with a bit of personal information for added fun. You'll meet King James I & II, King Charles I & II, Oliver Cromwell, and William and Mary.
The Age of Absolutism
In this online interactive world history worksheet, students answer 9 multiple choice questions regarding French history. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
Writing Exercises: Global Absolutism II
Explore absolutism and monarchy throughout the globe. This social studies worksheet includes three short-answer questions for learners to ponder. In order to answer these questions, they must have previously read material related to the topic of Absolute Monarchy both in and out of Europe.
Politics and Power
Ninth graders examine the different systems of government politics and power. As they study they'll record their reflections in their journals and in return share their insights with their classmates. For mastery, 9th graders prepare and perform a skit for their classmates.
The Enlightenment (1650–1800)
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the Enlightenment. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
The King and the Revolution
In this French history worksheet, students investigate King Louis XVI of France and his actions during the French Revolution through careful reading of the 2 pages of text and answering 8 short answer questions pertaining to him.
How Old Is Mike?
Middle schoolers examine the absolute dating of fossils, they use a list of names and ages to determine the difference between relative age and absolute age. They explore the relative age and absolute age of people and of fossils.
Politics and Power
Ninth graders explore the various systems of government. In this government lesson, 9th graders analyze how power is acquired and used in each type of government. Students research and create a presentation on a type of government and present it to the class. Students compare and contrast each type of government after they are all presented.
So Why Did They Kill Him?
Fourth graders, in groups, study European absolute monarchs from the 1400's to the 1700's.