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Assignments Summary Readings Visuals Hints

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...for the Week of February 7, 2000


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Virtual Tour of Versailles - READ 19.3
Tuesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Wars of the Monarchs Period - READ 19.4
Wednesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) The Westernization of Russia - READ 19.5
Thursday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Review
Friday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) TEST over 12.4, 13.3 and 19

...for the Week of January 31, 2000


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LMC - Research for Monarchs Coffeehouse
Tuesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) LMC - Research for Monarchs Coffeehouse
Wednesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) The Monarchs Coffeehouse
Thursday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Debrief Coffeehouse - READ 19.1
Friday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Golden Ages of Spain and England - READ 19.2

...for the Week of January 24, 2000


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Intro Monarchies - England and France -  READ 12.4
Tuesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) The Norman Invasion, The Battle of Hastings and The Bayeux Tapestry
Wednesday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) The Magna Carta and the US Constitution - READ 13.3
Thursday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) The 100 Years War and Joan of Arc - Assign Persuading Your Collegues
Friday WB00684_.gif (1100 bytes) Intro The Monarchs Coffeehouse

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    Feeding themselves from the spilled power of the church, the monarchs of Europe helped create order from chaos, unity from division and preferred force over faith.  With their roots deep in the Middle Ages, monarchs provided leadership in a time when such a role was not seen often. Emerging trade and prosperity demanded leaders who catered to a rising class of merchants.  Kings and Queens consolidated their power through loyalty and law, winning the support of the people, and using their power and cunning to keep it.

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The Battle of Hastings - A cornerstone of world history

Persuading Your Colleagues - The Monarchies are coming.  What are you going to do?

The Magna Carta (1215) - England becomes a Limited Monarchy

The U.S. Constitution - Incorporating the ideas of the Magna Carta

The Monarchs Coffeehouse - An Age of Monarchies Simulation

Ten Requirements of the Absolute Monarch  - What every monarch must do to succeed

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rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) Taking the island by storm, English monarch William the Conqueror established the throne as a symbol of order, unity and power.  His Domesday Book, which documented everything within his kingdom, provided a foundation for taxes which fueled the early English kings. rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) A record of William's invasion and the Battle of Hastings that followed is recorded in the Bayeux Tapestry, a 20-inch high, 230-foot long storybook as told from the Norman perspective. rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) As William strengthened the English monarchy, a peasant maid from Lorraine helped establish the French equivalent.  Her leadership at Orleans demonstrated the power of a new idea, Nationalism. Later captured by the English, Joan of Arc was burned at the stake for her trouble.
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rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) Troubled by the Church and his six wives, Henry VIII eventually broke English ties with the church in Rome and Parliament names him head of the Church of England.  One son, Edward, was produced from six marraiges, but eventually Mary, Henry's daughter, became queen.  rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) Forcing Catholicism back into English life, Mary earned the nickname Bloody Mary and soon her half-sister Elizabeth took the throne.  Elizabeth blended features of both Protestant and Catholic faiths, called Anglicanism, to appease the people. Elizabeth's rule saw great cultural growth, the construction of a strong navy and the adoption of "balance of power" as an effective foreign policy. rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) While Parliament remained strong in England, ensuring a limited monarchy, the French experienced their day in the sun - the rule of The Sun King, Louis XIV.  Ruling for 72 years, Louis fulfilled nearly all ten of the requirements of the absolute monarch, making him the "quintessential absolutist."
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rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) Louis used his elaborate Palace at Versailles as his base for power.  Inviting the nobles to live there in luxury, Louis secured their loyalty.  Along with lavish gardens, pools and fountains, the palace was also home to scientific study and other academic pursuits. rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) While Louis had his Versailles, Philip II of Spain had his El Escorial, a granite palace that served many functions.  Philip ruled during the Age of Gold, as exploration of  new worlds reaped rewards for Spain.   A strong Catholic, Philip had a deep hatred for England, leading him to build the famous Spanish Armada in hopes of successful invasion.   But a "protestant wind" would have none of it. rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) Envying French and Spanish success, Peter the Great will lead the Russian westernization movement.  His military leadership, cultural changes and construction of his palace at St. Petersburg helped Russia make progress.

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Section 12.4 Section 13.3
rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) 1066! The Normans conquer England...and so does a monarchy rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes)  Why will the outcome of the 100 Years' War signal the death of the Middle Ages?
rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) How do the Magna Carta and Parliament limit the English Monarchy? rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) What happens in Europe afterward?  Know three places...
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Chapter 19
Section One - Spain Section Two - England
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rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) The Defeat of the Spanish Armada rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) Elizabeth's foreign policy legacy
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Section Three - France Section Four - The German States
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rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) The economic policies of Richelieu and Colbert fuel France rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) Thirty Years' War and the Balance of Power (Westphalia!)
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Section Five - Russia
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rt_arrow.jpg (780 bytes) Peter and Westernization - How and why did he want to do it?
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