Rule by One
Why has monarchy been one of the most common forms of government throughout history? In this lesson, students explore the advantages and disadvantages of monarchy and take a look at the roles power, authority, legitimacy, and sovereignty have played in its long-standing history. Then in a unique trading card activity, students explore the achievements of real-life monarchs and craft arguments to defend their success or failure.
Explain the advantages and disadvantages of monarchical government
Recall the history of monarchy as a form of government
Determine why monarchy has been a common form of government throughout history
Describe and defend the characteristics and actions that deem a monarch successful or unsuccessful