Lesson Plan

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


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