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In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 9 short answer and essay questions about the Enlightenment. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
For this online interactive history quiz worksheet, learners respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the Enlightenment. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this Enlightenment lesson, students respond to 34 short answer questions about John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, Baron de Montesquieu, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Voltaire, Denis Diderot, and Mary Wollstonecraft.
In this online interactive world history instructional activity, students answer 20 fill in the blank questions regarding the Enlightenment. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
One of the best strategies for learning is to teach what you know to others. Your young historians will be divided into groups and assigned an Enlightenment philosopher that they will then research and present to their classmates.
Here is a great secondary source reading that includes the primary ideas and philosophies of the famed Enlightenment philosophers: Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Charles Montesquieu, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. In additional to discussing major events in each of these philosophers' lives, the handout summarizes their primary arguments regarding the role of government and the rights of individuals.
Ninth graders explore the vocabulary that deals with the Enlightenment. In this World History lesson, 9th graders research the causes and effects of the enlightenment. Students create charts on the key vocabulary terms of the Enlightenment.
In this Age of Enlightenment learning exercise, students read a 1-page selection about the era and then respond to up to 8 short answer and essay questions based on the article and the suggested Web links.
Ninth graders determine what the Enlightenment had to do with the American Revolution. In this historical perspectives activity, 9th graders examine the ideals of Enlightenment philosophers as they view a PowerPoint presentation. Students discuss how the philosophy spilled over into the American Revolution Movement.
Ninth graders explore the Enlightenment and its historical effects. As a class, they discuss the characteristics of kings, queens and monarchies. Pupils design political cartoons to illustrate vocabulary words. Using a graphic organizer, 9th graders create short skits, raps or television commercials depicting political, economical, and religious issues of the Enlightenment.
In this Enlightenment worksheet, students read assigned textbook pages regarding the era and respond to 68 short answer questions.
Ninth graders consider the impact of Enlightenment philosophers. In this European history lesson, 9th graders examine the influence of the Locke, Voltaire, Montesquieu, and Rousseau as they research their democratic ideas.
Eleventh graders study and discuss various aspects of the Enlightenment period in European history.
After learning about the Enlightenment philosophers, your young historians will take part in a fantastic project where they will determine and develop their idea of an ideal government through a written portfolio. The project asks learners to provide a manifesto on their political philosophy, description of systems that operate their ideal governments, reflective piece, and drawing symbolizing the government they create.
In this Enlightenment worksheet, students read excerpts of The Spirit of the Laws by Montesquieu and then respond to 9 short answer questions.
Who were some of the great thinkers, composers, and authors of the Enlightenment? Here are ten matching questions, where learners link the person to the work created during the time of the Enlightenment. Smith, Linnaeus, Diderot, Rousseau, and Voltaire are only a few of the individuals focused on in this activity.
Matching exercises can help learners build a functional vocabulary related to many different concepts. They match ten ideas and key players commonly associated with the Enlightenment to their definitions. Ben Franklin, Edward Gibbon, and Thomas Paine are a few of the thinkers noted on this learning exercise.
The enlightenment was a time of growth for parts of the world, and its spirit inspired future generations. Learners match ten descriptions to the proper person or item definitive of the enlightenment.
In this online interactive world history instructional activity, students answer 10 multiple choice questions regarding the Enlightenment. Students may submit their answers to be scored.