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Chapter 7: Crisis and Absolutism

Unit 2: The Early Modern World, 1400–1800

Chapter 7:  Crisis and Absolutism in Europe (1550-1715)

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Academic Expectations: Historical Perspective (2.20)

Program of Studies:  SS-H-HP-S-1 (Part B)

Thoughtful Ed. Activity:  Vocabulary Notebook.


 Students will:

SS-H-CS-U-2: social institutions (e.g., government, economy, education, religion, family) respond to human needs, structure society, and influence behavior within different cultures.

SS-H-CS-U-3: interactions among individuals and groups assume various forms (e.g., compromise, cooperation, conflict, competition) and are influenced by culture.

SS-H-CS-U-4: culture affects how people in a society behave in relation to groups and their environment.


Learning Targets (I Can’s)


  • Describe the French Wars of Religion.  THINK PAIR SHARE
  • Explain the Edict of Nantes.
  • Describe the destruction of the Spanish Armada.  BOGGLE ACTIVITY


  • Define the Divine Right of Kings.  VOCABULARY NOTEBOOK
  • Explain the Thirty Years War.
  • Analyze the Glorious Revolution


  • Define Absolutism.
  • Explain the emergence of Prussia and Austria.
  • Describe Peter the Great rule of Russia.  GIVE ONE GET ONE


  • Define Mannerism.
  • Explain Shakespeare impact on literature.
  • Analyze the political thought of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke.  BRAINSTORMING