Students review Europe's absolute monarchs by completing a timeline activity and answering 4 questions. There are 29 items for students to place on the timeline which they must also classify according to a system detailed in the instructions. They have one task to complete for 10 items of their choice, and another task to complete for 4 other items of their choice. All instructions are provided in the handout. There are arrows in the first two lines of the timeline showing students the direction in which to fill out the pieces. The answers are included and this could work for a sub. ***This does NOT include events and people in Russia.***
Sample timeline items and questions include:
--St. Bartholomew’s Day massacre of Huguenots at hands of Catholic nobles
--defeat of the Spanish Armada at the hands of Elizabeth I’s navy
--James I becomes king of England
--Parliament dissolved by Charles I
--Peace of Westphalia
--Edict of Nantes revoked
--Treaty of Utrecht signed ending the War of Spanish Succession
--Create a one line slogan to sum up the Age of Absolutism.
--Pick 3 of the above monarchs. If you could give each of them a piece of advice at any point during their reigns, who would they be, what would the advice be, and would they follow it? Explain all your answers.
***a teacher's note is included in the file describing an alternate way students can complete this activity***
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