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.

explore Geography

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)

Lesson #2: Protestant Reformation

How did the Protestant Reformation impact the unity of Europe?

Protestant Reformation (Reading)​

Reformation (Handout)

The Protestant Reformation (Slides)

95 Thesis Rap

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)

Scientific Revolution QUIZLET

Lessons & Resources

Louis XIV of France

Unit #1: The Age of absolutism

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)


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

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.

Lesson #1: The Renaissance

How did the Renaissance impact the rest of Europe?

Renaissance (Reading)

Renaissance in Italy (Handout)

The Renaissance (Slides)

Renaissance Artwork

Lesson #6: Review

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

Unit #1: Review Sheet

Great Thinkers: Peter the Great

Age of Absolutism QUIZLET

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.