The following is a bundle of four common core-based Global History worksheets/lesson plans. Buy all four lessons through this bundle and save 25% off the price (if you purchased all four separately). Each lesson features a wide variety of readings, critical thinking questions, writing assignments, activities, and discussion opportunities. I do offer each lesson individually on this site. Please refer to the individual worksheets to see which common core standards are met by each worksheet/lesson and to get a preview for each lesson.
The worksheets/lessons that are in this bundle include:
Absolute Monarchs - Common Core Global/World History
Topics covered include:
• Analysis of James I, Frederick the Great, Akbar the Great, Suleiman the Magnificent, Phillip II, and Peter the Great.
• Similarities and differences between them
Activities included in this lesson:
• Do now about Louis XIV (wrapping up the previous lesson on Louis XIV) that serves to set up the lesson.
• Cooperative learning activity where students are required to learn about one specific absolute monarch and then promote that monarch to win the award for “History’s Most Absolute Monarch”
- Students develop a campaign poster that includes a clear argument in text and in images.
- Students then walk around the class on a gallery walk learning about the rest of the absolute monarchs.
- class discussion follows.
- Students are kept very busy and work diligently throughout the lesson. The lesson can be completed in 75 minutes so probably would be appropriate for two 45-minute periods.
Causes of the French Revolution - Global/World History Common Core
• Several pieces of Charles Dickens’ “A Tale of Two Cities” are used to illustrate the dissatisfaction of the Third Estate as well as several charts and graphics. Includes many critical thinking questions that are designed to increase student understanding and spark small group or whole class discussion.
• What Would you do? Scenario that puts students in the role of King Louis XVI trying to deal with the chaos of the early stages of the French Revolution.
• Uses the History Channel’s “The French Revolution” video and students are required to answer several questions after each brief video clip. The lesson could be easily modified to exclude the video clips. The video is available in its entirety on youtube.com or amazon.com.
Louis XIV of France - Absolutism - Global History Common Core
Topics covered in this lesson include:
• Rise to power
• Divine right
• Actions as King
• Palace of Versailles
• Results of Louis XIV’s rule
Activities included in this lesson:
• Do now – Absolutist class rules
• What Should Louis XIV do? – group activity
• Primary and secondary source readings
• Link to video clip on Palace of Versailles
• Includes numerous fact-based and critical thinking questions
• Enormous opportunities for class discussion
The Enlightenment - Global History Common Core
• Do now that appropriately sets up the lesson
• Secondary source reading with background on the Enlightenment
• “The Salon” activity – in small groups, students will discuss one of several questions such as “What is the best form of government?” Each group will then lead the class in a discussion that simulates a French salon during the Enlightenment.
• Primary source analysis – students will analyze several quotes from famous Enlightenment philosophes such as Locke, Rousseau, Voltaire and determine the meaning behind their words.
• Additional class discussion follows.
Lessons 1 & 4 cover two days each (75 minute lessons)
Lessons 2 & 3 are one day each (75 min lessons)
These worksheets can easily be modified due to their creation on a Word document. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. Please follow me to receive notifications for newly posted products. Please rate this bundle if you are able. Thanks!