Starting with ideas and events from the Protestant Reformation and English Revolution this lesson traces the emergence of elements of the modern state in the 1700s that will set up the French Revolution. It then looks in more detail at how the "enlightened despots" of France, Prussia, Austria, and Russia lived up to these new ideals the ideal ruler.
In the PowerPoint, the color flowchart develops slide by slide while other notes for the students scroll down the side. 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.
NOTE: This Powerpoint comes with the flowchart in the older color scheme. However, it does have one slide with the newer color scheme if you want to convert the other slides.
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