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Why Do Governments Exist? Locke, Hobbes, Montesquieu, and Rousseau
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.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 133 Views 126 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Animals in Art
Sixth graders research Haititian art and the art of Henri Rousseau on the Internet and view videos. Then they created their own drawings of animals, plants, and biomes using markers. Finally, they complete a writing assignment about their drawings.
6th Visual & Performing Arts 5 Views 5 Downloads
Tiger in a Tropical Storm by Henri Rousseau
Tiger in a Tropical Storm by Henri Rousseau can be analyzed by your second grade class. They'll learn about the artist Henri Rousseau and then use six excellent questions to better understand the painting. Ten related activity suggestions are included to actively engage your young art history enthusiasts.
2nd Visual & Performing Arts 10 Views 10 Downloads
Reading Comprehension Quiz: Jean Jacques Rousseau
Assess your class's reading comprehension with this short reading quiz. A paragraph about Jean Jacques Rousseau and his contributions to the Enlightenment provides different types of context clues, which readers can use to answer the four following questions.
8th - 10th Language Arts 7 Views 33 Downloads
The Enlightenment, Philosophers, and Your Government
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 34 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Enlightenment Philosophers (Peer to Peer Teaching)
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.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History 47 Views 28 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Pros and Cons: A Childcare Debate
Students research prevailing attitudes and Rousseau's position on child rearing in the 18th century. They consider attitudes toward motherhood and childcare in our own culture through interviews with peers and family members.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 3 Views 8 Downloads
Henri Rousseau Fantasy Jungle
Students discuss life and artistic style of Henri Rousseau, recognize and identify foreground, mid- ground and background, create a stylized drawing using simple shapes, and combine oil pastels to create value and depth.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 13 Downloads
Henri Rousseau Fantasy Jungle
Students discuss the life and artistic style of Henri Rousseau, identify traits of artistic perspective, and create paintings using simple shapes and oil pastels in this 4th through 6th grade Art Lesson. Resource links are included with the lesson.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 4 Views 12 Downloads
Four Enlightenment Thinkers
High schoolers examine lives, philosophies, and political beliefs of four Enlightenment Thinkers: Baron de Montesquieu, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Hobbes, and John Locke. Students then work with partner to write short speech from perspective of one of the philosophers.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 101 Views 449 Downloads
Exploring the Jungles of Rousseau
Learners explore the masterworks of Henri Rousseau and accurately interpret masterworks of Rousseau. Students effectively demonstrate visually and orally an understanding of the content of masterworks of Rousseau and thoughtfully reflect upon their learning.
2nd - 4th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 6 Downloads
Lesson 10: Enlightenment: An Application of Reform to Political Theories
Ninth graders examine political theories. In this European history instructional activity, 9th graders research the work of philosophers Locke, Voltaire, Montesqueiu, and Rousseau. Students create PowerPoint presentations based on their findings.
9th Social Studies & History 8 Views 25 Downloads
The Enlightenment in Europe: Ch 22
Why study European Enlightenment? Because our governing forefathers and constitution were shaped by their words and philosophies. Presented here are facts and achievements of 8 different figures from the enlightened era. Also included is are a series of slides dedicated to explaining the context and climate that shaped the story Frankenstein which kids might find really cool.
10th - 12th Language Arts 12 Views 48 Downloads
The Enlightenment: Matching #3
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 instructional activity.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History 4 Views 24 Downloads
Locke, Rousseau, the "State of Nature," and the Social Compact
In this Enlightenment worksheet, students read a paragraph and visit the noted Web sites to find the information to respond to 10 short answer questions about the philosophy and philosophers of the era.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 6 Views 60 Downloads