Answer the questions below on a piece of paper and be
prepared to discuss
1.) What country was the first to find the sea route to Asia?
2.) What role did gunpowder/guns play in Colonization?
3.) What was one effect that the Europeans have on Asia?
4.) What was one effect that the Europeans have on Africa?
5.) Who made up the new middle class in Capitalism?
For 2 of your vocabulary words, I want you to create a box
like the one below
In the upper left box, put the vocabulary word
In the bottom left box, put the definition
In the upper, right hand box, draw a picture or symbol of
Write a sentence using the word in the lower right hand
Sentence that uses the word
Two Types of Government
Two types of government in history are Limited and Unlimited
In a limited government there are restraints placed upon the
power and authority of government
In an unlimited government there is no ability to limit the
actions of the government
Creates authoritarian or tyrannies
In an unlimited government, individual rights and
freedoms don’t exist and citizens are expected to display
total obedience to the government
Monarchy, Communism, Fascism, Dictatorship
In a limited government citizens are given individual rights
and can participate in government decisions.
Democracy, Constitutional Monarchy, Republic
During 1600s and 1700s,
European monarchies were
No restrictions, no recourse by
Believed in “Divine Right” which
said king’s power came from
France and Russia are two
examples that had monarchs
that limited the rights of citizens
Taxes, military force, and no
Changes in Government
Changes came from the
signing of the Magna Carta
Limited the power of the
This allowed people to have
a say in government and
led to the creation of the
English Bill of Rights in
Led to creation of
Later limited governments
formed around the world
Separation of powers
On a scrap piece of paper that you will turn in on your
way out the door, answer the question below with at
least 2 sentences
What are the major ways that Limited and Unlimited
governments are the same?
Answer each question below with at least 2 sentences
Be prepared to discuss
1.) What are some characteristics of a limited
2.) What are some characteristics of a limited
Limited and Unlimited Government
Directions : during this activity you will compare and
contrast limited and unlimited governments.
Students will create a Venn diagram that compares and
contrasts limited and unlimited governments.
The Venn diagram needs to include the following:
•At least 3 similarities (in the middle)
•At least 4 distinct features of a limited government
•At least 4 distinct feature of an unlimited government.
After the Venn diagram students will complete a writing
Students will write about a scenario where you
live in a society ruled by a limited government.
Students will also write about a scenario where
you live in a society ruled by an unlimited government.
During this writing assignment discuss ideas
such as freewill, laws and how the government works.
Writing will be 1-3 paragraphs Be sure to write at
least 1 paragraph(at least 5 sentences per each
paragraph) for each scenario.
Answer the question below on your piece of paper with
at least 4 sentences
This should be in paragraph format, not bullets
Be prepared to discuss
What do you think led many countries in the time
period that we are discussing to change from an
unlimited to limited government? Are there still
unlimited governments around today?
Get a textbook from the front and look at pg.R16 and
R17 to answer the questions
1.) What is the capital of Russia?
2.) How far is it from Rome, Italy to Bucharest,
3.) What is the latitude and longitude (as close as you
can get) of Valencia, Spain?
4.) What direction is it from Austria to Finland?
5.) What countries/bodies of water border Croatia?
Word Sort Activity
You and your partner will write down at least 5 words that
you associate with Limited Government and 5 that you
associate with Unlimited Government.
Once you’re done, you need to cut the words out and pair up
with another group
You will each need to sort out the other groups words as
either Limited or Unlimited Government
Answer the question below with a few bullet points.
Be prepared to discuss and explain why you think this
What is the scientific method? Is it important? Why?
Vocabulary Apple Toss
Changes in thought
The Scientific Revolution was born out of scientific
and mathematical advances made in the late 1500s and
following the age of exploration new truths and new
research challenged previous thought processes and
Isaac Newton came up with the theory of gravity and the
laws of motion
Isaac Newton's work became the basis of physic and
Copernicus came up with the heliocentric theory.
Galileo increased the distance of the telescope and
confirmed the heliocentric theory
Galileo accomplishments include: improving the
telescope, improving the clock, and inventing the
Challenging of Authority
During the times that proceeded the Scientific Revolution the
church was considered the authoritative figure on many subjects
such as society, economics, and politics.
During The Scientific Revolution scientists’ ideas and theories
Scientist used logical reasoning instead of placing their beliefs in
The main issues that the church had was that certain scientist
said that the church was out right wrong
Galileo was heavily criticized by the Roman catholic church for
finding evidence that supported Copernicus’ Heliocentric theory.
Eventually Galileo was put on trial and was charged with heresy
and he was forced to withdraw many of his statements.
Challenge to Authority
The heliocentric theory is a prime example of logic overruling faith. For many
years people accepted the Geocentric theory, which stated that the earth was
at the center at the center of the universe, was accepted for more than 1400
years. Copernicus decided that the geocentric theory was not acceptable and
through scientific reasoning came up with the heliocentric theory which
stated that the sun and not the earth is at the center of the universe. The
heliocentric theory contradicted the
The scientific method
The scientific method was developed by Francis Bacon
The scientific method was a major contribution of this time
The scientific method involved forming a question, forming a
hypothesis, testing out the hypothesis through
experimentation and analyzing the results of the experiment.
The scientific method is still widely used today.
The rise of a new way of thinking.
The change in thinking that occurred during the
Scientific Revolution lead to the Enlightenment.
Through the use of reason, Enlightenment
philosophers began developing ideas that challenged
On a piece of paper that you will turn in on the way
out the door, answer the question below without using
Give me the main ideas/theories that the following
scientists came up with. Galileo, Newton, Copernicus
For today’s warm-up I want you to write down at least 5
things that you remember from our notes from
yesterday about the Scientific Revolution
Be prepared to be called on and write one of your
things on the smartboard
You have a couple of minutes to finish this
Vocabulary Random Student
Scientific Revolution Foldable
You will create a 4 section foldable about the Scientific
Revolution (This can be made anyway you want)
The sections will be labeled: Copernicus, Galileo, Newton,
and Church Reaction
In the Copernicus, Galileo and Newton sections, I want you
to write 2-3 contributions/ideas that that scientist came up
with. You also need to include 1 picture that represent their
In the Church Reaction section, write at least 3 sentences
explaining why the Scientists clashed with the Church
Be prepared to turn in for a grade at the end of class
You will not talk about everything you have on your
projects, just pick 5 or so facts to tell the class