Step 1 - History 9 - Governments, The Golden Age of France and Spain

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Step 1 - History 9 - Governments, The Golden Age of France and Spain

  • Develops literacy, vocabulary!
  • Introduces the subject of Government!
  • Introduces important times and people in history!
  • Fun, hands-on activities!
  • Develops critical thinking skills!
  • Lesson plans are complete and ready to use!  Start now!

The second and final history course in Semester 3 for Step 1 (ages 5-6).  Can be done by preliterate students, and by students starting to develop some limited literacy.

What is a government? What are the major kinds of government that countries have used? The student learns about forms of governance such as anarchy, kings and emperors, democracy, republics, communism (and why it doesn't work), and other forms of government. All of this is hands-on and challenging for the age group.

Then the student studies the history of France from Louis XIV through Napoleon. This is followed by the history of Spain, including the discovery of the New World and Spain's dominance there. Both of these important and influential countries are looked at today, as well. Paintings, maps and videos help the young student get a starting grasp of places and political ideas, while the student’s literacy is steadily developed. 18 lessons.

Concepts covered in this course include:

  • Anarchy
  • Civilization
  • The development of cities
  • The development of nations
  • What a government is, and the types of government
  • Kings, Queens and Dictators
  • Republics and Democracies
  • Rule of the rich, of the old, and of a religion
  • Communism
  • France and absolute kings
  • Louis XIV
  • Versailles
  • The growth of the aristocracy in France
  • The growth of a poor class in France
  • The French Revolution and the end of French Kings
  • Napoleon
  • Spain and the discovery of the New World of the Americas
  • The conquering of much of the New World by Spain, and the following decline of Spanish power in the New World
  • Simon Bolivar and Jose de San Martin liberate South and Central America from Spain
  • France and Spain today
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