This lesson picks up with the restored monarchy of Charles I and a picture essay on the Plague in London in 1665, only to be followed by the Great Fire of London the next year, and a devastating naval raid by the Dutch in 1667. Despite this triple whammy, the English economy is booming in the late 1600s,. But the intolerant and intolerable rule of James II triggers the Glorious Revolution in 1688. Out of this comes civil rights for all free Englishmen, political power for the rich middle class, and the Bank of England, thus setting the stage for Britain's leading role in the Industrial Revolution in the 1700s.
This is a self-contained PowerPoint that develops slide by slide while other notes for the students scroll down the side. It can be run as a timed presentation on its own, presented slide by slide for discussion, or integrated into your other lectures. There are also extensive pictures with captions mixed in to illustrate the lesson and capture students’ interest. This packet also contains a student reading, flowchart, and the author’s own research notes which contain lots of details and interesting trivia to spice up your class.
NOTE: If this Powerpoint doesn’t come in the new color scheme, it comes with one slide that has the whole flowchart in the newer color scheme, if you want to convert the other slides. I’m in the process of converting all the Powerpoints to the new color scheme over the next year. Check the free preview to see if this particular lesson has been converted yet.
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