History Cards Assignment


World History IIName: _________________________ Ms. Murphy


ABSOLUTE RULER: ___________________________ DUE DATE: ___________________________________ Task:

Your assignment is to create a trading card (i.e. baseball card) for an absolute monarch.

The trading card must include the following information:FRONT:

Picture or drawing of the individual.

Name and/or nickname

(You can create a nickname for your historical figure, for example,Albert “E


MC²” Einstein)

Approximate date of birth and death

Empire with which he/she is associated

(ex. Louis XIV-France)


Evidence that he or she was an absolute ruler. You should answer the followingquestions:


What policies, edicts or laws did your monarch enact?


What were your monarch’s greatest challenges?


What were your monarch’s greatest strengths?


What was life like for his or her subjects?


What were the symbols of his or her power? Art? Architecture? Clothing?


How did your monarch justify his or her power? War? Territorial expansion?


What did your monarch believe that he or she owed to his or her subjects?

Favorite songs (2 total):

Pick a song that shows how the monarch feels about his/herself or his/her role as monarch. Pick a song that shows how the monarch’s subjects feel abouthim/her.


What does your monarch like to do when they are not governing the empire?

Greatest achievement:

What is your monarch’s proudest accomplishment? What would heor she want to be known for accomplishing?FRONT BACK 

STATS-Evidence proving thatyour monarch was anabsolute ruler.-Songs-Hobbies-Greatest achievement


NHD has developed a series of content resources related to teaching both U.S. and World History.

Teaching the Civil War in the 21st Century

Was the Civil War inevitable? Where do slaves fit into the story? Where were the battlefields, who were the combatants, what were the moral and ideological stakes? And above all, how should we remember a war that cost hundreds of thousands of lives and nearly destroyed a nation? NHD has invited renowned Civil War historians to share their research in a series of provocative and perhaps even perplexing essays. Their contributions challenge us to think about, teach about, and research the Civil War in fresh ways.

Developed in partnership with the National Park Service and HISTORY®.

Download Book

Teaching World War I

NHD was asked by HISTORY® and the World War I Centennial Commission to develop a teacher resource to connect teachers and students to the best research and resources for teaching the 100th anniversary of World War I. NHD worked with partner organizations, including HISTORY®, the National Archives and Records Administration, the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian National Museum of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and Army, Naval, and Marine Corps historical organizations to find interesting, unique primary sources. NHD master teachers then crafted the lesson modules, which can be edited and adapted to meet the needs of students in any classroom.

See Essays & Lesson Plans

U.S. History in Global Perspective

The inspiration for this book came from a recent survey of NHD's network of thousands of teachers in the U.S. as well as those in Department of Defense and International Schools across the globe. We asked educators what materials might help them most in their teaching. Overwhelmingly, the response was a desire for instructional essays and sources related to international, foreign relations and world history. Current events are also of great interest in classrooms of all disciplines; students in environmental science, for instance, must learn its history on a global scale to fully understand the subject.

With that in mind, we partnered with the Longview Foundation and HISTORY® to create a guide to help educators examine and teach United States History in global context.

Download Book

One thought on “History Cards Assignment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *