Introduction to Age of Absolutism

This Introduction to Age of Absolutism lesson plan also includes:

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.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Pros

  • Map worksheet and primary source analysis document are provided
  • Variety of activities included in single lesson
Cons

  • Instructor should supplement the notes with further readings or information on key factors of absolutism
  • No answer key provided