Age of Enlightenment (1700-1850) Teacher Resources
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The New Chemistry: Crash Course History of Science #18Lesson Planet
13 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Chemistry was a bit of a late bloomer in terms of scientific progress! Discover the Age of Enlightenment and its effects on how researchers viewed matter with an engaging video. The narrator highlights the work of Antoine Lavoisier and...
Social AnimalLesson Planet
19 mins 11th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Similar to the rebirth of knowledge of the Enlightenment and Renaissance periods, David Brooks claims that today, we are developing a revolution in consciousness, exploring the depths of our nature and coming away with a new humanism....
Lesson 7: How Did Science Lead to Political Theory?Lesson Planet
Ninth graders examine the Scientific Revolution. For this European history lesson, 9th graders discuss the role of the Catholic Church during the revolution and use the Internet to help them complete handouts about scientists and...
Kinesthetic Astronomy: Longer Days, Shorter NightsLesson Planet
3rd - 12th
A lamp, four globes, and some signs taped around the room are all you need to set up a solar system simulation for teaching how Earth's tilted axis creates the seasons. (Sticky dots are also needed, but not mentioned in the materials...
Lesson 8: How Did Science Lead to Political Theory?Lesson Planet
Ninth graders consider the impact of the Scientific Revolution. For this European history lesson, 9th graders examine the influence of the revolution on the Enlightenment as they research scientists of the era and share their findings...
Why is NASA Sending a Spacecraft to a Metal World?Lesson Planet
4 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Can we journey to outer space to learn more about inner Earth? Discover the method to NASA's madness with an enlightening short video. The narrator explains the composition of the asteroid the resource is studying, what scientists hope...
Liberty Enlightening the World by Frédéric Auguste BartholdiLesson Planet
Here is a lesson that uses the painting Liberty Enlightening the World to start a discussion on the importance of national monuments. The class discusses several monuments around the world, and then invites a veteran to share his/her...
The Scientific Revolution: 1500's New Theories and ExperimentationLesson Planet
11th - Higher Ed
It wasn't called the Age of Enlightenment for nothing. Covered here is a basic overview of the main players and innovative thinking that led to the spread of the scientific revolution. Upper graders will learn about Galileo, Heliocentric...
Designing Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better WorldLesson Planet
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
How do you convey someone’s creativity? Individuals answer the question as they design exhibitions to showcase the intellect and genius of Benjamin Franklin. After conducting research, classmates work in groups to try to capture and...