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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 56 Views 46 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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 84 Views 64 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 23 Views 13 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 33 Views 190 Downloads
Arlington Poster Project - Grade 9 Unit III: The Birth of Modern Europe: 1450 - 1750 C.E.
Students explore the impact of great leaders on a country. In this World History instructional activity, students research and discuss the leaders that shaped modern Europe.
8th - 9th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 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 learning exercise 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 5 Views 50 Downloads
Spain’s Empire and European Absolutism
In this Spanish world history worksheet, middle schoolers 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 8 Views 54 Downloads
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.
9th Social Studies & History 4 Views 43 Downloads
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 69 Views 271 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 learners match 96 world figures to the appropriate descriptions. The matching questions are grouped by historical era or subject.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 13 Views 362 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 4 Views 4 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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