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Absolutism and Constitutionalism

 

Summer Assignment for 2017

Heretics and Heroes by Thomas Cahill:

The Assignment: PDF version OR Word version

Videos on The Medicis

Video One: Birth of a Dynasty and Video Two The Magnificent Medici

Readings Book for the school year

We will be reading from this book all year long and you might want to order it now from Amazon and save some money. Make sure that you order the 5th edition and volume 2. There is a newer edition out, but I'm fine with you having the older version.

Perspectives from the Past: Primary Sources in Western Civilization, 5th edition, Vol. 2

 

 

The Renaissance

Study Guide - The Renaissance

Chart on the 14th Century

Review Chart - The Renaissance

Renaissance Art Assignment - you may want to watch these videos at 1.25 or 1.5 speed

  1. The Arnolfini Marriage by Jan van Eyck 1434 video Wikipedia
  2. Self-Portrait at age 28 by Albrecht Durer 1500 video Wikipedia
  3. Creation of Adam by Michelangelo 1511 video one and video two Wikipedia
  4. School of Athens by Raphael 1510-1511video Wikipedia
  5. Melencolia I by Albrecht Durer 1514 video Wikipedia
  6. The Ambassadors by Hans Holbein the Younger 1533 video Wikipedia

.For fun, check out this Tumblr on Ugly Renaissance Babies

The Reformations and Wars of Religion

Study Guide - The Reformations and Wars of Religion

The 95 Theses

Reformation Roundtable

Witchcraft Simulation

Reading on Women and the Family by Carlos Eire

Montaigne "Of Cannibals"

Videos on Baroque art - feel free to watch in speeded-up settings.

Art History Genres: What is Baroque- this is information from a professor on Baroque

Madonna of the Rosary and the Counter Reformation

David vs. David: Michelangelo vs. Bernini

Art Parade IX: Baroque Art - this is the video I want you to watch for HW to pair up the music with examples of art. Just relax and enjoy.

Review Chart - The Reformations and Wars of Religion

 

Absolutism and Constitutionalism

Study Guide - Absolutism and Constitutionalism

Readings on Absolutism: Download and read your assigned reading

A. The Theory of Divine-Right Monarchy: Jean Domat (You can skip the passage by Jacques Benigne Bossuet)

B. James I's Speech on "The True Law of Free Monarchies"

C. Thomas Hobbes, Leviathan

Reading Quiz on the period leading up to the English Civil War

Documents leading up to the English Civil War

Excerpts from The Grand Remonstrance

Charles I's Proclamation on Religion

Charles I's Answer to the Grand Remonstrance

Nicholas Poussin's The Rape of the Sabine Women

Monarchy: The King Killer (Watch from 24:52 until 35:00, although you can, of course, watch the whole thing.)

Monarchy: The Glorious Revolution (start at 10:22 and go to the end) If the first link doesn't work, try this one: (Start at 8:50 and go to the end)

Reading/Viewing Quiz on Monarchy: The Glorious Revolution

The English Bill of Rights (Excerpts)

Art of the Dutch Golden Age

Dutch Painting in the Golden Age - pamphlet from the National Gallery of Art

Vermeer Catalogue

Rembrandt paintings

Wikipedia article on Dutch Golden Age Painting

Video Links for Peter the Great

Land of the Tsars: Episode 6 (not assigned)

Land of the Tsars: Episode 7 (Start here at the 6:15 mark - or watch from the beginning at Episode 6 if you're interested - or watch the whole dang series for extra erudition!)

Land of the Tsars: Episode 8

Land of the Tsars: Episode 9

Land of the Tsars: Episode 10

Review Chart - Absolutism and Constitutionalism

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From the Scientific Revolution to the Enlightenment

Study Guide: From the Scientific Revolution to the Enlightenment

Chart on the Enlightenment

Review Chart - From the Scientific Revolution to the Enlightenment

Enlightenment Salon Project

Links for William Hogarth Prints

 

The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Era

Study Guide: The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Era

Review Charts: The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Era

Petition of Women of the Third Estate

Excerpts from Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, Society of the Friends of Blacks and Petition of Jews of Paris

Video Questions on the French Revolution

Video on the French Revolution:

Chart comparing the Ancien Regime, French Revolution, and Napoleonic Era.

Napoleon - PBS Documentary (You may want to watch some of these episodes, especially from about the middle of Episode 2 on.)

Episode 1 "To Destiny"

Episode 2 "Mastering Luck"

Episode 3 "Summit of Ambition

Episode 4 "The End"

 

Congress of Vienna Options Sheet

Animated map of Europe from the Congress of Vienna to 1848

 

The Industrial Revolution and Ideologies

Study Guide on Industrial Revolution, Ideologies, and Upheavals

Romanticism Assignment

Sadler Commission excerpts

Ideologies Roundtable Assignment

Video on the Peterloo Massacre

Videos on the Potato Famine

When Ireland Starved: Causes of Poverty Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

When Ireland starved: Managing the Famine Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

Readings for Ideologies Assignment: Luddites, Liberalism, Conservatism, Self-Help and Conservatism, Utopian Socialists, Marxian Socialists

Luddites

Reading on the Luddites

Luddites and Luddism

The Luddite Link

The Luddites and the Combination Acts

Liberalism

Liberalism and Conservativism

Rise, Decline, and Reemergence of Classical Liberalism

The Age of Ideologies

Adam Smith, Adam Smith at Spartacus

David Ricardo, David Ricardo in Parliament, Ricardo at the Concise Encyclopedia of Economics, David Ricardo's Contributions to Economics

Utilitarianism: Bentham and Mill

Utilitarianism Resources

The Tocqueville Organization

Politics and Views of Alexis de Tocqueville

Jeremy Bentham at the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Jeremy Bentham

John Stuart Mill, John Stuart Mill at the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy, John Stuart Mill at the Victorian Web

Benjamin Constant

Thomas Malthus

Conservatism

The Conservative Party

Liberalism and Conservativism

Joseph de Maistre

Prince Klemens von Metternich

Metternich on Censorship

Self-Help and Capitalism

Andrew Ure

Samuel Smiles

Utopian Socialists

Charles Fourier, the Fourier Archive

Robert Owen and Saint-Simon

Robert Owen

Robert Owen at the Encyclopedia of Marxism

Saint-Simon at the Encyclopedia of Marxism

Proudhon Archive

Pierre Proudhon

Utopian Socialism

The Rise and Fall of Socialism

Marxian Socialists

The Rise and Fall of Socialism

Reflections on Karl Marx

Marxism and Utopian Socialism

Karl Marx on Proudhon

Friedrich Engels on Utopian Socialism

Review Chart: Industrial Revolution and Ideologies

MIDTERM Review

Study Guide: Review for the Midterm

 

Reforms and Revolutions

Study Guide: Revorms and Revolutions

Review Chart: Reforms and Revolutions

The People's Charter

Chart - Revolutions of 1848

Reading Quiz on Revolutions of 1848

Causes of the Crimean War

Video: Crimean War for Students

 

Nationalism and Unification

Study Guide: Nationalism and Unification

Review Chart: Nationalism and Unification

Excerpts from the artlce by Edward Acton - Russia: Tsarism and the West

Videos on Russian History:

Video One on Nicholas I and Alexander II

Video Two on Alexander II and Alexander III

Disraeli and Gladstone: Opposing Forces

 

 

Imperialism, The Great War, and Russian Revolution

Study Guide on Imperialism, the Great War, the Russian Revolution

Review Chart: Imperialism, The Great War, and Russian Revolution

Video on the Alliance System

The Causes of WWI according to Blackadder

The Great War and Its Impact by Philip Bell

Animated History of the fighting on the Western Front

Chart on The Anatomy of the Revolution

Video on the Russian Revolution: Part 1(You can start Part I at 6 min 30), Part 2, Part 3, Part 4

Simulation of the Paris Peace Conference

WWI: The War that Changed Everything, by Margaret MacMillan

Depression, Dictatorships, and World War Two

Study Guide: Depression, Dictatorships, and World War Two

Review Chart: Depression, Dictatorships, and World War Two

Assignment on Presentations on the Intellectual and Cultural Revolution

The Art Story - Good online textbook on modern art

The Post-War World

Study Guide: The Post-War World

Review Chart; The Post-War World

Berlin Blockade

Europe's Economic Golden Age

1968 Reading

Reading from John Lewis Gaddis on Gorbachev and Reagan

Videos for this unit

Video on the 1968 Paris uprising

Video on the Prague Spring

Video on Detente

Video on Gorbachev and the End of the USSR from the Discovery Channel- Part 1 (Start at 2 min 47 seconds)

Video on Pope John Paul II's visit to Poland in 1979

Video on the Revolutions of 1989

Video on the Collapse of the Soviet Union

Obituary for Margaret Thatcher from The Economist

Thatcher Speech

Clip of Margaret Thatcher giving this speech. Note the feather duster.

Europe Discovers a New Geography

Five Possible Futures Faced by the Crisis-ridden European Union

 

Information for Model UN debate on decolonization

Declaration of the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples General Assembly resolution 1514 (XV) of 14 December 1960

Analysis of Declaration of the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples

Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples UN General Assembly Resolution 2105 (XX) 20 December 1965

 

Review for the AP Exam

Study Guide and Review Questions

Ideologies Bracket Challenge

Final Activities

Final Exam Activities

Links for lists of movies that depict European History

Wikipedia list of historical dramas

Fordham List of Movies depicting Medieval Europe

Fordham List of Movies depicting Modern Europe

Bulletin board discussion of movies on European History

Ten Best European History Movies from Screen Junkies

Europe is Not Dead: Movies of Europe

IMDB by genre - click on History Choices, not sorted by American or European History

Films for A.P. European History Class - scroll down

List of movies from Yahoo! Answers

Discussion on College Confidential

 

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