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  1. DO NOW: • Please have your vocab out to be checked and reviewed. • We will then be finishing up the station questions from yesterday and reviewing them. • You will also be completing the political cartoon analysis, the mock absolutism magazine cover, along with the Absolutism Brochure activity. • Thank you.

  2. Do Now • On the next blank page in your notebook, copy down the following definition in the white space above the lines. Absolute Monarchy: Centralized government; expanded bureaucracy w/ middle class (loyal to king)

  3. Age of Absolutism- Miss Bonner

  4. Characteristics of Absolutism • In the middle of the page, draw a crown. Please also have 9 lines extending from it. See the example below

  5. Centralized government; expanded bureaucracy w/ middle class (loyal to king) Very high taxes

  6. Centralized government; expanded bureaucracy w/ middle class (loyal to king) Very high taxes Large standing armies

  7. Centralized government; expanded bureaucracy w/ middle class (loyal to king) Very high taxes Large standing armies Patrons of the arts

  8. Centralized government; expanded bureaucracy w/ middle class (loyal to king) Very high taxes Large standing armies Patrons of the arts Divine Right

  9. Centralized government; expanded bureaucracy w/ middle class (loyal to king) Very high taxes Large standing armies Patrons of the arts Divine Right Expansionist policies (mercantilism); goal was to gain colonies

  10. Centralized government; expanded bureaucracy w/ middle class (loyal to king) Very high taxes Large standing armies Patrons of the arts Gaining territory and power became more important than religion Divine Right Expansionist policies (mercantilism); goal was to gain colonies

  11. Centralized government; expanded bureaucracy w/ middle class (loyal to king) Very high taxes Large standing armies Built palaces to display power Patrons of the arts Gaining territory and power became more important than religion Divine Right Expansionist policies (mercantilism); goal was to gain colonies

  12. CHARACTERISTICS OF AN ABSOLUTE MONARCH CENTRALIZED GOVERNMENT: power is concentrated around one individual, not shared by many Very HIGH TAXES for the people REDUCED POWER of the NOBLES Large professional ARMIES Built EXPENSIVE PALACES to display power (like Versailles) Kings fund the arts Gaining TERRITORY and POWER became more important than religion “DIVINE RIGHT”: they answer only to God Expansionist policies (mercantilism); goal was to GAIN COLONIES

  13. Absolutism Guided Notes • Please glue/tape the notes with a foldy flap onto page ______. Nothing will go underneath. • You will need to take a few minutes to highlight the filled in blanks as they will assist you when you complete the stations activity and when you are preparing for the test.

  14. The Age of Absolutism & The Absolute Monarchs

  15. The Age of Absolutism & The Absolute Monarchs

  16. Station Discussion Questions • Please draw the diagram shown on the sheet and answer the discussion questions For each set of monarchs and then complete the wrap up questions. • After you are done we will move on to the first part of the formative assessment of the lesson for honors and the final part of the formative assessment for standard.

  17. Standard- Historical Stick Figures • Using the questions below and working with a partner, pick two absolute monarchs from different countries and compare and contrast them. • Make your poster informative and interesting. Remember- Content is always more important that creativity. • If you are artistically challenged, do your best but still try to be creative. • Hand in when done.

  18. Honors- Political Cartoon Analysis • Reading Political Cartoons on the Age of Absolutism • Political cartoons often help us to see the different perspectives on people and events of different time periods in history. • This activity will help you to see varying perspectives on the rulers during the Age of Absolutism. • For each image, identify the ruler, view the details of the cartoon, and look for any clues that will help you to better understand the perspective of the people or the cartoon creator.

  19. Wrap-up Questions • 1. What characteristics are common of the absolute rulers? • 2. How are the common people seen or represented in the images? • 3. Are the absolute rulers seen in a more positive or negative light? Explain. • 4. What differing perspectives do you see of the absolute rulers? • 5. Based on these cartoons, and your studies on absolute rulers, justify • absolutism? Provide support for your response. • 6. Based on these cartoons, and your studies on absolute rulers, describe the • problems with absolute rulers. Provide support for your response.

  20. Absolute Monarch of the Year-Magazine Cover Create a newsmagazine cover such as Time. The final result should look clean and artistic like a magazine cover (colorful block letters, quality artwork, etc.) • The page can be laid out however you choose but must include ALL of the following: •  Magazine Title •  A central, important image for the “Cover Story” – your topic. •  At least three (3) news story leads that go along with the cover story. •  Each lead should have a title, and can include interviews, stories about events or people. You do not have to write the actual news story. •  Each lead should be clear and easy to understand how it relates to your topic. • On the back of the paper, you must label and explain why you chose the title etc. that you did.

  21. Examples:

  22. Absolutism Brochure: • A new museum is opening in Raleigh. The museum’s main attraction are its’ new exhibits on the Age of Absolutism. They need you to design an informational brochure for one of the five exhibits regarding the five major countries and their absolutist leaders. The countries are Germany, France, Spain, England, and Russia. • The museum curators want the brochure not only to be aesthetically pleasing but also highly informative. They need following information both on the inside and outside of the brochure.

  23. Information Needed: • On the cover- At least three images/pictures/decorations relating to the country and family/rulers. • A title- representing the ruling family and country that they ruled. And the time span that they ruled. You can use exact dates or centuries.

  24. Inside Front Cover: • A timeline of the beginning and end of the absolute rule of your country. • Include important dates regarding rulers, wars/battles, legislation/laws passed etc. there should be 6-8 items on your timeline. • On the bottom of that cover please list each ruler that was studied yesterday. Their names and reign.

  25. Middle Part of Your Brochure: • Please write a small 5-7 sentences paragraph about the country and rulers that you were given. • Who are they? Why are they important? • What important events happened in their country? • What lasting effects did their rule have? • Put a image/map/or other picture relating to the country or family.

  26. Third Column-Highlights • Top half- 2 Positive and 2 Negative effects of their rule in the country. • On the bottom half of the page, you should have at least 3 -5 little known facts for you monarchs or country during the time of absolutism.

  27. VOCAB REVIEW: Have Your White Boards and Markers Ready! • Please have the completed vocabulary list, white board and dry erase markers ready for • Beat the Clock Vocab review • Thanks.