Age of Absolutism Political Cartoon Analysis Activity | Absolute Rulers Monarchs

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Age of Absolutism Policical Cartoon analysis is a fun and engaging way to address the politics and policies of the absolute rulers while practicing analysis skills!

This handout provides 5 political cartoons from the Age of Absolutism on which students analyze the cartoons to determine the characteristics of absolute rulers, the varying perspectives on absolutism, and the judgment of the rules in that age.

Wrap-up questions can be completed as individuals or as a whole class to prompt discussion.

Monarchs Addressed:

Charles I

King Louis XIV

Charles II

Phillip II

Catherine the Great

Skills Practiced:

Reading for Content

Political Cartoon Analysis

Primary Source Analysis

Image Analysis

Critical Thinking

Historical Thinking

Historical Inquiry

Cause & Effect

Comparison

Specific answers are NOT provided since it is important for students to analyze based on what they individually see in each image, but guiding titles or notes are provides for some. The names of included monarchs is included in order at the end of the Teaching Suggestions page.

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4 pages
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.
Integrate quantitative or technical analysis (e.g., charts, research data) with qualitative analysis in print or digital text.

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