All about Absolute Monarchs! In this lesson, students explore the concept of absolute monarchy and conduct research on an assigned absolute monarch. First, students listen to a powerpoint presentation on the concept of divine right of kings and the characteristics of an absolute monarchy. Next, students research an absolute monarch (can choose or be assigned one), fill out a graphic organizer, and create a Facebook page for the monarch. Students then present their findings to their classmates, who can record information in another graphic organizer. After presenting their findings to their classmates, students will vote to determine which monarch was the “most absolute.” Students will then examine a current example of absolute monarchy—Mswati III of Swaziland—before participating in a Four Corners discussion addressing the infamous adage “absolute power corrupts absolutely.”
I also sell the Absolute Monarch Facebook project independently.