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Absolute Monarchy v Democracy

For Students 7th - 9th
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...
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Introduction to Age of Absolutism

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
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...
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Absolute Ruler Facebook Page

For Teachers 9th - 11th Standards
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...
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Writing Exercises: The Enlightenment in Europe

For Students 6th - 10th
What's an Enlightened Despot? Or is it who? Explore The Enlightenment with your scholars, using this short-answer worksheet as a reading assessment or research guide. Three prompts have students consider how Enlightenment philosophies...
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Absolutism: A Concept Formation Lesson

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
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...
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Absolute Monarchs

For Teachers 7th - 11th
In this absolute monarchs study guide worksheet, students respond to 11 short answer questions. The questions correlate to assigned readings in a textbook.
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Global History: Enlightenment

For Teachers 9th - 10th
The core ideas of the Enlightenment—reason, knowledge, and freedom—represented a rebellion against the despotic control of absolute monarchs. As part of the study of the movement, class members assume the voice or either a monarch or an...
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Alexander the Great and the Situation... the Great?

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
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...
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Arts in the Age of Religious Conflict: 1560-1648

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Here is a bit of art history that deals with artistic expression during an age of religious conflict. Iconography, mannerism, baroque style, and Shakespeare are all covered in this simple presentation. 
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Congress of Vienna 1815

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Europe was changing in the early nineteenth century, and the Congress of Vienna largely sought to slow and contain those sweeping changes. A slideshow presentation illustrates the details of the Congress of Vienna, including its three...
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Absolute Monarchs and Constitutional Monarchs

For Teachers 8th - 12th
For this absolute monarchs and constitutional monarchs study guide worksheet, students read a brief overview pertaining to the topic and then respond to a reflection question.
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Europe in the Age of the Absolute Monarchs

For Teachers 6th - 9th
In this world history worksheet, students read 2 descriptions of Versailles from different perspectives and respond to 3 short answer questions regarding the written pieces.
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Revolution Case Study: France

For Teachers 6th - 10th
In this French Revolution case study worksheet, students read a brief overview pertaining to the time period in French history and then respond to two short answer questions.
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Reformation and Civil Wars of Religion in 16th Century France

For Teachers 6th - 10th
Students discover details about the Reformation. For this French history lesson, students view a PowerPoint presentation about the religious wars that took place in the country and within Europe. Students take notes on the presentation...
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Writing Exercises: Global Absolutism II

For Students 11th - 12th
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...
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So Why Did They Kill Him?

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders, in groups, study European absolute monarchs from the 1400's to the 1700's.
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Spain’s Empire and European Absolutism

For Students 6th - 8th
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.
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The Enlightenment (1650–1800)

For Students 7th - 12th
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.
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Europe in the Age of Absolute Monarchs

For Teachers 9th - 10th
In this Europe worksheet, students read two different accounts (both are primary sources) about Versailles. Several short-answer questions follow the passages.
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The Monarch's Changing Role

For Teachers 3rd - 8th
Though the grandeur and elegance of the British palace remains unchanged throughout history, the role of the monarch has shifted from absolute rule to collaboration with a constitutional parliament. Young historians learn about the...
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Dawn of the Revolution to The Reign of Terror

For Students 9th - 12th
What was France like before the Revolution? Set the scene for the French Revolution with an informative PowerPoint presentation that covers the political, economic, and social divisions that led the people to revolt.
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Arlington Poster Project - Grade 9 Unit III: The Birth of Modern Europe: 1450 - 1750 C.E.

For Teachers 8th - 9th
Students explore the impact of great leaders on a country.  In this World History lesson, students research and discuss the leaders that shaped modern Europe.
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Central European Monarchs Clash

For Students 6th - 8th
In this European world history worksheet, students note information about the absolute monarchs of Central Europe as they complete 3 graphic organizers and write a brief assessment of 2 rulers.
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Discovering Aristotle's Three Forms

For Teachers 7th - 12th
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...

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