Absolute Monarchs-Spain

spanish-golden-age                                                                                                            This week we will begin a new unit by examining the Golden Age of Spain as well as the beginning of the decline of Spain when the Spanish met their defeat when the English defeat their Spanish Armada.                                                                                                                                  Philip_II Phillip II of Spain                                                                                               Phillip II was a member of the Hapsburg family & King of the Spanish Empire. Phillip ruled a huge empire in the Americas as well as territories in Europe. The Hapsburg rule of Charles V and his son Phillip II is also considered the Golden Age of Spain as it coincided with a flowering of Spanish art, architecture and literature. Spain was the superpower of her time as she grew wealthy through the gold & silver imports in her American colonies. Artists such as El Greco & Diego Velaquez and writers like Miguel de Cervantes were among the most influential artists during Spain’s Golden Age.Las_Meninas,_by_Diego_Velázquez,_from_Prado_in_Google_Earth Las Meninas by Diego Velaquez                                    Lastly we will examine the attempt of Spain to defeat and invade England with their invincible Armada. The defeat of the Spanish Armada led to the decline of the Spanish empire and the growth of England as a world power. You will use read and examine Primary & Secondary sources and answer constructed response questions.   The powerpoint and worksheet links can be found below.   Armada Spanish Armada                                                                         

Golden Age of Spain & Spanish Armada Powerpoint (This Powerpoint is a little long so you will need to shorten and paraphrase when you take notes)                                                      Spanish Armada Primary & Secondary Sources Worksheet (The last section will require a 3 paragraph summary. That section will be completed on a separate sheet of paper. Make sure you staple the paragraphs to the worksheet)                                                        European Absolutism & The Spanish Empire Textbook Reading

       Horrible Histories The Spanish Armada

  Man from La Mancha (1972 Film)                                                                                                                                                                   The video below: The Spanish Empire, Silver, & Runaway Inflation-Crash Course World History is very helpful                                                                                                                                                   




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