age_of_absolutism_unit_project.doc - Ms McKenna World History Part 1 Age of Absolutism Unit Project Project Description\/Information Standard(s WHII.6

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Ms. McKenna World History, Part 1 Age of Absolutism Unit Project Project Description/Information Standard(s): WHII.6 The student will demonstrate knowledge of scientific, political, economic, and religious changes during the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries by describing the Age of Absolutism , including the monarchies of Louis XIV and Peter the Great. WHII.6 The student will demonstrate knowledge of scientific, political, economic, and religious changes during the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries by assessing the impacts of the English Civil War and the Glorious Revolution on democracy. Essential Questions: Who were the absolute monarchs? What effect did the absolute monarchs have on their countries? How did the English Civil War and the Glorious Revolution promote the development of the rights of Englishmen? Task: Students will work with a partner to research an assigned monarch and create a project to present to the class. The monarchs to be researched include: Spain – Phillip II of the Hapsburg Dynasty (Ch 4.1, pgs. 142-147) France – Louis XIV of the Bourbon Dynasty (Ch 4.2, pgs. 148-152) England – The Early Stuarts ( Charles I ) The Restoration Stuarts ( Charles II and James II ) (Ch. 4.3, pg. 154-162) Prussia – Frederick II the Great of the Hohenzollern Dynasty (Ch 4.4, pgs. 163- 167) Russia – Peter I the Great of the Romanov Dynasty & Catherine II the Great of the Romanov Dynasty (Ch 4.5, pgs. 168-173) Students can choose the format for their project from the following list.
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