The unit bundle, which contains 15 lessons, begins with the emergence of absolute monarchies in Europe (France, Spain, England, and Russia) to the collapse of Napoleon's French Empire.
This unit enables students to work in pairs and in groups with the analysis of primary and secondary sources, including maps and artwork of the eras.
DBQs are also included in this unit bundle with the revised 2015 DBQ rubric for grading purposes.
Other major features in this unit include: primary and secondary sources that delves into the emergence of absolute monarchies in France, England, Spain, Prussia and Russia, a DBQ on comparing and contrasting absolutism in England and France, a project documentary on absolutism in Europe, the age of Enlightenment, a salon gathering, Enlightened despotism in Prussia and Austria, the causes of the French Revolution (with questions and one without questions), the Reign of Terror and its perception by foreigners who visited France, the rise of Napoleon in art and literature and the collapse of Napoleon's empire.
All of the lessons are aligned with the AP European History Key Concept and Learning Standards. They are also aligned with the Common Core Learning Standards. Projects also contain rubrics.