Social Studies - 2019-20

WHII.5b - Hapsburg Empire and Charles V

The student will apply social science skills to understand the political, cultural, geographic, and economic conditions in Europe and Russia from about 1500 A.D. (C.E.) to about 1800 A.D. (C.E.) by

b) describing the development of social and cultural patterns in the Hapsburg empire, with emphasis on Charles V;


Adopted: 2015

BIG IDEAS

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD

The efforts of Hapsburg rulers failed to restore Catholic unity across Europe.

ESSENTIALS

Social and cultural patterns in the Hapsburg Empire

 Very diverse empire that included many ethnic and cultural groups, which often resulted in conflict

 Focus on protection of Catholicism from Islamic influence and Protestant influence

 Development of nationalism within the diverse groups in the empire


Charles V

 Ruled the largest collection of European lands since Charlemagne

 Failed efforts to unite Europe under a Catholic empire

 Abdication of throne, division of empire


KEY VOCABULARY

Updated: Jun 01, 2018