Lesson #1: The Renaissance

How did the Renaissance impact the rest of Europe?

Renaissance (Reading)

Renaissance in Italy (Handout)

The Renaissance (Slides)

Renaissance Artwork

Unit #8: Africa and the Americas Pre-1600

Lesson #3: Scientific Revolution 

How did the Scientific Revolution change the way people viewed the universe?

Scientific Revolution (Reading)

Revolution (Handout)

The Scientific Revolution (Slides)

Lesson #4: Absolute Monarchs 

How did absolute monarchs gain power in their countries and did they strengthen or weaken their nation?

Absolute Monarchs (Stations)

Absolute Monarchs (Handout)

Monarchs (Slides)

Limited Monarchy

English Bill of Rights written after the Glorious Revolution of 1688. The bill created a limited monarchy and established Parliament as the ruling body of the nation.

It is legal because I wish it.
Has God forgotten all I have done for Him. Every time I bestow a vacant office I make a hundred discontented persons and one ingrate.

Mr. Christopher Patten


 A rebirth of cultural and intellectual pursuits after the stagnation of the Middle Ages. This period in European history features major cultural and artistic change.

Louis XIV of France

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Lessons & Resources

Lesson #2: Protestant Reformation

How did the Protestant Reformation impact the unity of Europe?

Protestant Reformation (Reading)​

Reformation (Handout)

The Protestant Reformation (Slides)

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Lesson #5: Limited Monarchs

How did events such as the Magna Carta, The Petition of Rights, and the English Bill of Rights cause a limited monarchy in England?

Triumph of Parliament (Reading)

Magna Carta (Primary Source)

English Bill of Rights (Primary Source)

Limited Monarch (Handout)

Limited Monarch (Slides)

Lesson #6: Review

How did the Age of Absolutism impact the rest of Europe?

Unit #1: Review Sheet

Great Thinkers: Peter the Great


A political system in which a country is ruled by a monarch, who has absolute control.