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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...
9th - 12th English Language Arts 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...
9th - 11th English Language Arts 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...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 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...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
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...
17 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
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 learning exercise as a reading assessment or research guide. Three prompts have learners consider how Enlightenment...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History
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 students match 96 world figures to the appropriate descriptions. The matching questions are grouped by historical...
8th - 12th Social Studies & History
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...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Why Do Governments Exist? Locke, Hobbes, Montesquieu, and Rousseau
Here is a great secondary source reading that includes the primary ideas and philosophies of the famed Enlightenment philosophers: Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Charles Montesquieu, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. In additional to discussing...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Spain’s Empire and European Absolutism
In this Spanish world history worksheet, students explore the causes and effects of 6 events as they complete a graphic organizer pertaining to the Spanish Empire. Students identify Philip II as an example of an absolute monarch.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History