Mr. Christopher Patten


A set of ideas and practices that help explain the origins of life, what happens after people die, and how to live a good life (note: all religions are belief systems, but not all belief systems are religions)


The group of people that has power to make laws and important decisions for a community, state, or nation

“Setting in Motion the Wheel of the Law [Dharma]” from the Tripitaka

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 #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)

Unit #3: Classical Civilizations

It is this Noble Eightfold Path; that is, right belief, right aspiration, right speech, right conduct, right means of livelihood, right endeavor, right memory, right meditation. This, bhikkhus, is that middle way awakened to by the Tathagata, which gives rise to vision, which gives rise to knowledge, which leads to peace, to direct knowledge, to enlightenment, to Nibbāna.

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)

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)

95 Thesis Rap


A series of rulers from the same family or group

Lesson #1: The Renaissance

How did the Renaissance impact the rest of Europe?

Renaissance (Reading)

Renaissance in Italy (Handout)

The Renaissance (Slides)

Renaissance Artwork

explore Geography

Lesson #6: Review

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

Unit #1: Review Sheet

Great Thinkers: Peter the Great