Jean-Jacques Rousseau Teacher Resources
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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 CCSS: Adaptable
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 CCSS: Adaptable
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 CCSS: Adaptable
Henri Rousseau Fantasy Jungle
Young scholars 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
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
Exploring the Jungles of Rousseau
Students 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
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 worksheet.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History
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 English Language Arts
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
Four Enlightenment Thinkers
Students 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
Locke, Rousseau, the "State of Nature," and the Social Compact
For 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
Quotes by Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, and Voltaire
In Enlightenment quotations study guide worksheet, students read quotations and identify the speakers as Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Peter the Great, Copernicus, Louis XIV, Galileo, Harvey, Kepler , Frederick the Great, or Voltaire.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History
Revolutionary Changes in the Atlantic World 1750-1850
Delve into the causes, effects, and key players that initiated the American Revolution. A one hundred year span (1750-1850) is covered in 25 slides beginning with colonial rivalry and ending with the National Convention. A great way to complement your next lecture on the thinking and politics behind a revolutionary war.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History