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Monarchies of the World Quiz
In this online interactive geography quiz worksheet, students respond to 27 identification questions about the locations of monarchies. Students have 4 minutes to complete the quiz.
Background On The Patriot Attitude Toward The Monarchy
Students explain the Patriot attitude toward the British monarchy, which helps them embrace the Founders' reluctance to have a strong executive under the Articles of Confederation as well as their desire to build in checks of executive power.
Fifth graders explain the difference between democracy and monarchy. They see how the Queen Elizabeth and her Privy Council ran England. They explain the different terms involved in the Elizabethan government.
Who's The Boss?
Upper elementary and middle schoolers research and analyze some different types of governments. Democracies, Monarchies, and Dictatorships are some of the types that are looked at. Learners use the Internet to gather information that will used by each small group to make a presentation to the class on their type of government. This nine-page plan is amazingly detailed, and includes everything you need to successfully implement it.
The English Monarchy
For this English Monarchy worksheet, students read a 2 page article on the history if the English Monarchy, answer 3 questions with multiple choice answers, fill in 4 blanks to complete 4 facts and determine if 3 statements are true or false.
Grievances Against the British Monarchy
Students review George Washington's reasons for not wanting to be viewed as a monarch. They review the Declaration of Independence and identify five grievances the United States had against the British monarchy. In groups, students create a poster summarizing the grievances.
My Way or the Highway
Young scholars read "Saudis Uneasily Balance Desires for Change and Stability" from The New York Times and discuss Saudi Arabia as it considers a change from monarchy to democracy. Students work in groups to research and create timelines on other countries and their histories as they transitioned from one form of government to another.
Young scholars analyze the Nepalese King's response to pro-democracy demonstrations, and examine existing monarchies around the world. They conduct research, read an article, and present information on various modern-day monarchies.
Marie Antoinette: The Tragic Queen
Students view a documentary on Marie Antoinette, who became a symbol of the reviled monarchy. After viewing, students discuss what they saw then create a family line of Marie Antoinette. They compare maps of Europe from her time to ours.
Background on the Patriot Attitude Toward the Monarchy
Learners examine how the role of 'President' was defined by the founding fathers. They explore various websites, answer discussion questions, read and analyze primary source documents, and complete a chart.
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.
The New Monarchies: 15c - 16c
Use this presentation about the monarchies and powerful figures in 16th century Europe to set the stage for some of history's most influencial events. With maps and photographs to show the spread of power throughout Europe, the slides provide important characteristics of the "New Monarchies" in England, France, Spain, and the Holy Roman Empire.
Doing Their Duty, or Just Horsing Around?
Students consider the role of the British monarchy. In this Royal Family lesson, students access selected Web sites that require them consider what they know about royalty and whether or not they agree with the perks royalty enjoy.
Producing a concept map for governance of countries in the EU
Students explore, examine and study the terminology associated with governance and discover the types of governance within each EU country. They produce a mind map that concentrates on UK government and monarchy and critique the countries constitution.
Discovering Aristotle's Three Forms
Students, working in small groups, role play different kinds of governments--oligarchy, monarchy, dictatorship, and democratic republic. They portray their form of government in a skit, while other groups guess which kind of government it is. Sounds fun!
Effects of the Enlightenment
Ninth graders explore the Enlightenment and its historical effects. As a class, they discuss the characteristics of kings, queens and monarchies. Pupils design political cartoons to illustrate vocabulary words. Using a graphic organizer, 9th graders create short skits, raps or television commercials depicting political, economical, and religious issues of the Enlightenment.
The Constitution: the Head of State
Students participate in a constitutional convention to debate whether Australia should become a republic. They form small groups to represent various sides of the debate such as parliamentary republicanism, popular republicanism and constitutional monarchy.
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.
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.
In this European monarchy instructional activity, young scholars complete a task that requires them to compare and explore European monarchs, their rules for succession to the throne and their powers