This dynamic presentation on Absolutism and the court of Louis XIV of France provides visuals, guided notes, and reflection questions to keep your students engaged for the entire lesson. Bring this era of history to life!
Absolutism in Europe was a political ideology that emerged out of the Wars of Religion in Europe where the monarch rules all aspects of his society without checks or balances. Louis XIV of France best exemplified this concept and did much to shape the country of France during the early modern age.
This lesson covers the following topics:
♦ French Wars of Religion
♦ King Henry II
♦ Edict of Nantes
♦ Louis XIII
♦ Cardinal Richelieu
♦ Shift towards Absolutism
♦ Louis XIV
♦ Palace of Versailles
♦ War of Spanish Succession
♦ Legacy of Louis XIV
This class takes approximately 60 minutes.
There are handouts for note taking along with reflection questions included with this presentation.
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