This is a graphic organizer I developed for my students in World History. In tackling the topic of Absolutism, I decided that a G.O. for the students to fill out would be beneficial as it would give them specifics for them to focus on. I picked four of the big ones from the textbook that were very different from each other and created a front/back handout for the students to complete.
Each ruler has a set of key questions for the students to read, analyze, explain, and describe. What I have also done for this lesson is printed out 4 huge posters of each of the palaces that these 4 rulers lived in and used them as part of the discussion with the handout.
I use the Holt/McDougal: Patterns of Interaction World History Textbook