Now that you have completed the Timeline, I will ask you some questions about the material. As everyone selects their own answers, we should be able to create a sense of the important events and interpretations going into the midterm.
Answer the following question with a substantial 1-2 paragraph answer, complete with specific examples. Then look through your classmates’ answers, understand that material, and reply to one or two students with additional material.
“Was Queen Elizabeth a smart, measured politician, or a restricting, cheap monarch that benefited from unmitigated good fortune?” Select two ways you can support your argument — for example, two themes of her reign, or two specific events. As a tip, keep in mind that both views of Elizabeth could be described as accurate, so challenge yourself to see how you could argue both sides in a midterm situation.