New Unit: Absolute Monarchs

Absolute Monarchs: The Golden Age of Spain


This week we will begin a new Unit- Absolute Monarchs of Europe. Starting with the 16th Century we will examine the monarchs of Europe as they struggled to maintain their absolute hold on power.


We will look at what absolute monarchs are and their claim to authority. Then we will examine the Golden Age of Spain. Spain became the most powerful country in Europe under King Phillip II due to the vast amounts of gold & silver in their American colonies. We will see the great artists especially El Greco and Diego Velázquez.

We will also discuss Spain’s most famous writer Miguel de Cervantes who wrote one of the first and most famous novels Don Quixote de la Mancha. Afterwards, we will watch the movie version of the novel.

Absolute Monarchs and Golden Age of Spain Powerpoint

Absolute Monarchs and Golden Age of Spain Guided Notes

Since we are at the end of a grading period we will not have any new assignments.

Below are links to all work for this grading period

Age of Discovery Explorers Routes Map & Definitions

Exploration Constructive Response questions

Spain Conquers Guided Reading Worksheet

Explorers Reading and Puzzles/Questions worksheet

The Triangular Trade Guided Reading Worksheet

Columbian Exchange & Slavery Constructive Response Questions. (Answer in complete sentences)

Triangular Trade and Middle Passage Maps (You can use the maps on the PowerPoint or on this page

Scientific Revolution Short Answer, Guided Reading, Critical Thinking & Timeline Worksheet

Scientific Revolution Textbook Reading (Use this as a reading help)

Scientific Revolution Guided Reading


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