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Why do people create governments? Where did we get our ideas about government? This is a fantastic introductory lesson for your American government class that begins by reviewing the philosophies of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke in detail, and is then followed by activities and worksheets that compare their views on the state of nature, the social contract, and the inherent responsibiilities of government.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 64 Views 54 Downloads CCSS: Designed
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 102 Views 451 Downloads
Philosophy in the Age of Reason
The Age of Reason, the Enlightenment, and the thinkers that shaped the western world; these are the topics touched upon in a definition-based worksheet. Young academics define six ideas that stemmed from the Age of Reason, list the ideas of major thinkers of the time, and write a paragraph on the impact of the scientific revolution.
9th - 11th Social Studies & History 22 Views 76 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
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 140 Views 134 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Vocabulary: Age of Enlightenment
What do Christopher Columbus, Thomas Hobbes, and the Crusades have in common? Two things. They are on this vocabulary list, and they were all apart of the Age of Enlightenment. Here you'll find a list of 20 people, places, or things related to the Enlightenment.
8th Social Studies & History 5 Views 6 Downloads
Unit 12: Enlightenment and French Revolution
For 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.
8th - 12th Social Studies & History 32 Views 257 Downloads
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 50 Views 29 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
What philosophies and ideas helped to shape the foundation of the United States government? Here is an engaging role-playing activity where your young historians will have the opportunity to take on the persona of a famous philosopher and discuss their views on politics, society, and law, as well as through research and discussion gain a better understanding of how these individuals impacted the development of the United States government.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History 4 Views 3 Downloads 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 34 Views 21 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Principles of the US Constitution
After breaking into groups according to major principles of government (i.e. popular sovereignty, separation of powers, checks and balances, etc.) in the United States, your class members will produce public service announcements outlining their assigned principles, and consider which principle is most important to the Constitution.
10th - 11th Social Studies & History 60 Views 48 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Homeschool Learning Network: The Age of Enlightenment
For this Age of Enlightenment worksheet, 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.
6th - 9th Social Studies & History 40 Views 231 Downloads
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Explore the history, scope, and ramifications of human conflict. Six thorough sections of articles originally published in Science Journal take learners through the stages of human conflict, and hypothesize about the future of mankind in the face of ever-expanding conflict in the world.
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History 6 Views 3 Downloads
Humor Theories: Features vs. Functions vs. Subjects
Great for a psychology, sociology, or language arts lecture, this presentation focuses on the features, functions, and subjects of humor. Complete with definitions and examples of each category, as well as links to humorous videos and websites, this slide show is sure to get your class thinking and laughing!
10th - 12th Language Arts 7 Views 10 Downloads
Eliminating Weak Essay Material
A strong essay eliminates weak or unnecessary material. Determining what information contributes to an essay and what information should be deleted is a skill readers and writers of informational text must develop. Class members practice these skills with a worksheet that asks them to identify the thesis of an article and then indicate sentences that are irrelevant and do not support the thesis.
9th - 12th Language Arts 23 Views 41 Downloads