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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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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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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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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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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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Absolute Monarchs and Constitutional Monarchs

For Teachers 7th - 11th
In this absolute monarchs and constitutional monarchs study guide worksheet, students respond to 15 short answer and fill in the blank questions.
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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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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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Absolute Monarchs and Constitutional Monarchs

For Teachers 8th - 12th
In this absolute monarchs and constitutional monarchs study guide worksheet, pupils read a brief overview pertaining to the topic and then respond to a reflection question.
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Creating a Government

For Teachers 7th - 12th
A simulation gives scholars a personal look at what goes into forming a government. Each of them is assigned 1 of 4 tribes which make up Borka, a hypothetical country. The tribe distribution is based on the percentage of people in each....
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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. In 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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Foundations of American Government

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students explore the form and function of American government. In this political systems lesson, students explore unitary, conferderation, and federal forms of government as they create products that note details regarding each.
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Discovering Aristotle's Three Forms

For Teachers 7th - 12th
Pupils, 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...
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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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Foundations of American Government

For Teachers 10th - 11th
Students explore civics vocabulary through skits and games, conduct web research and write responses to the themes of efforts in early American Government and the identification of reasons Americans need government.
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From the Rise of the Absolute Monarchy to Democracy on the American Frontier

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners use a teacher-made museum guide with questions that allow them to analyze and compare the patron art of seventeenth-century France with portraits of later periods at the Joslyn Art Museum. Students also read The Little Prince...
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Germany : 1500-present

For Teachers 6th - 9th
In this German history study guide worksheet, students read a brief overview pertaining to the history of Germany from 1500 to the present.
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Germany : 1500-present

For Teachers 7th - 11th
In this German history study guide worksheet, students read a brief overview pertaining to the history of Germany from 1500 to the present and fill in the blanks with the appropriate words. Students also respond to 22 short answer...
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The French Revolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers understand the basic political events of the French Revolution, broken down into four stages, and the shifts of power during each stage. They examine how the members of the Third Estate gained not only political but also...
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Absolute Divine Right Monarchs

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this absolute divine right monarchs study guide worksheet, students read a brief overview pertaining to the topic and then respond to a reflection question.
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Overcoming Censorship Through Art

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Students examine and discuss government-imposed censorship of art and artists' methods for counteracting censorship. They view censored artwork, write a persuasive essay, and create an art piece.
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Enlightened Arguments

For Teachers 9th - 12th
In this Enlightenment study guide worksheet, students read a brief overviews pertaining to the time period in world history. Students then comment on the 2 sides of the of the arguments in the 6 topics presented.
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Case Study - England: Early 1600s

For Teachers 8th - 11th
In this England in the 1600's case study worksheet, students read a brief overview pertaining to the time period in English history and then respond to 2 short answer questions.

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