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Focus question 1: What does it mean to have absolute power?

ESL activities

Handouts 1, 2, 5

Teacher instructions

Conduct all activities.
Handouts 2, 5. Handout 1 is optional.

Activity 1 | Activity 2 | Activity 3 | Assessment

Activity 1: Off with their heads!

Vocabulary: fair, trial, right to a fair trial, threatened with execution, monarch, absolute power, absolute monarch.

Activity 2: Let's discuss!

Vocabulary: arrest, imprison, lawful judgement, law, absolute power, governed.

Activity 3: History Mystery Case #1215

Vocabulary: rights, responsibilities.

Conduct this activity as follows:


Assess ESL learners orally. Prompt if necessary, by repeating the questions from Handout 5.

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