This PowerPoint presentation has definitions, pictures, animations and multimedia aspects on the Age of Absolutism (late 1600s-1700s). It features activities for students to exercise their critical thinking skills and recall the information. Material covered: Terms on absolutism, Divine rule, Absolute monarchy, parliamentary influence, Russia- Peter the Great, India/Mughal EMpire- Akbar the Great, France- Louis XIV, ENgland & its constitutional monarchy. In addition, this presentation points out the historical, and political impact absolutism had on the world at the time. Finally, it is common core compatible with built in questioning and reasoning, assessments (prior regents questions), student centered activities such as think-pair-shares, and it even includes an art history dimension with art work depicting the time. This is a must have for a serious educator.