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posted Mar 1, 2013, 5:02 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Mar 1, 2013, 9:11 AM ]
Day 24--

Remember the NEW DUE DATES for this unit's assessments:
Unit test -- over homework and in-class assignments NEW DATE: Wednesday, 2/27> Monday, 3/4

Written Assessment, answering the question

How did European leaders during the Age of Absolutism follow their own interests while facing challenges to their authority, both from inside their countries and from outside? Civics Standard 1.3 -- 1.3 Understand the purposes and organization of international relationships.

Due on Friday, March 1st> Tuesday, 3/5

To be ready for the next multiple choice test, be sure you've completed ALL the following assignments:
  1. All homework assignments for the unit
  2. Your Absolute Leaders Chart
  3. This week's Geography of Northern Europe assignment
  4. Your copy of the English Civil War notes (and here's a link to the presentation if you need that)
If all these assignments are completed and completed well, you should have everything you need for the assessments next week. 
If you're done with them, you should organize them into a single folder in your Google Drive called "Absolutism" or "Rulers" if you haven't already done so.

And if you're done with them, you can start preparing for your written assessment by thinking about all the leaders we've encountered in a different way. 
Here's a way to get started:
One way to approach the written assessment is to think about the different kinds of challenges faced by absolute rulers. Philip II, James I, and Louis XIV might have lived in different places and different times, but if you think about the challenges they faced, you may find some very similar features. These similarities can help you form your essay and shape your arguments. 

OPEN this chart for a way to think about the similarities as you begin your written assessment. Work with a partner, if you like, to complete as much of the chart as you can. What you come up with may help you think about and organize your written assessment. Also, the links below will lead you to much more information about many of the leaders we've been talking about. Use these links, or others you find, to complete your understanding of the leaders. And, of course, cite them and add them to your list of works cited when you use them. 
Learn more about the Thirty Years War at these sites:
Learn more about the Palace of Versailles here: