Unit 6: Louis XIV

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Unit 6 High School

Unit Overview

Subjects Covered
Grammar, Literature, Composition, History
Time Period
Reformation and Revolutions
Grade Level
High School: 9 – 12
American, English
Robinson Crusoe – by Daniel Defoe

LouisXIVUnit Description

From the long reign of French King Louis XIV, and the prominent part which France plays in literature and culture as well as in war and politics during the first of this period, it is well called the Age of Louis XIV.

Leading Ideas and Biblical Principles

  • History is HIS Story – God’s story of love, mercy, and redemption through Christ.
    • He made known to us the mystery of his will according to his good pleasure, which he purposed in Christ, to be put into effect when the times reach their fulfillment—to bring unity to all things in heaven and on earth under Christ. — Ephesians 1‍:‍9-10
  • God’s providential hand governs and times all events and provides for His Creation according to His plan and purposes.
    • The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else. From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.- Acts 17: 24 – 27
  • Godly leadership and servanthood are necessary for one to be a true reforming influence.
    • Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave—just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many..- Matthew 20:26 – 28
  • God raises up and removes leaders.
    • He changes times and seasons; he deposes kigs and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning..- Daniel 2:21

Unit 6 Resources: High School

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Lesson One: History

Lesson One Assignments:

  • Review the discussion questions, then read the article: The Age of Louis XIV, pages 4 – 14.
  • Narrate about today’s reading using the appropriate notebook page. Be sure to answer the discussion questions and include key people, events, and dates within the narration.
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Lesson One Discussion Questions:

  • After Richelieu died, who became the chief minister of France?
  • How old was Louis XIV when he became king?
  • What statement did King Louis XIV make that summed up his idea of government?
  • What document did England have that protected the liberties of the English people?
  • Did France have a similar document?
  • What were some of the achievements and advances made in France during the reign of Louis XIV?
  • Who became the minister of finance during the reign of Louis XIV? What changes did he make?
  • Compare the divine right theory of government held by Louis XIV with the claims of the medieval popes.
  • Was the prosperity of the early part of the reign of Louis XXIV due to the king or the ministers?
  • What were the effects of Louis XIV’s wars on France?
  • What advantages did England reap from the Dutch wars?
  • What led to the cessation of wars between the English and Dutch?
  • Why was the Revocation of the Edict of Nantes unwise?
  • Was Louis XIV’s conduct with reference to the Spanish succession honorable or dishonorable? Was it expedient or inexpedient for France?
  • What was the prize at issue in the series of wars between England and France?
  • Why did sea power now begin to be important?
  • Did Louis XIV do more good or harm to France?
Lesson 2: History

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