Absolutism: Louis XIV

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  1. After the Wars of Religion that devastated Europe, the people were willing to give their monarchs absolute power in exchange for peace and stability. Before long, that absolute power became overbearing, and the people rose up to fight for a better life.Two versions of each lesson! The first is a
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All the foundational information your students need to build their knowledge, interest, and skills upon. Concise information in point form with stunning images and thought-provoking questions. **

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.

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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

Two versions of this lesson!

The first is a Presentation - PowerPoint/Google Slides - for those teachers who know the topic and want to guide their students through the material. This class takes approximately 90-minutes. There are four links to Vimeo in the presentation. The videos total ~ 28 minutes. Vimeo links are checked weekly and updated when necessary. There are handouts for note taking along with reflection questions included with this presentation.

The second version consists of the information and images on worksheets that the students can read through at their own pace. This is best done if laptops or tablets are available for the class or for online learning. This version comes with more indepth questions that the students can work through at their own pace.

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