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The Enlightenment and the Rise of Democratic Ideals
Students examine the key ideas of the Enlightenment. Using primary source documents, they discuss how the Enlightenment allowed for the rise of democratic ideas. They identify the origins of the American Revolution and the drafting of...
10th - 12th
Lesson 9: Enlightenment: An Application of Reform to Political Theories
Ninth graders consider the impact of Enlightenment philosophers. In this European history instructional activity, 9th graders examine the influence of the Locke, Voltaire, Montesquieu, and Rousseau as they research their democratic ideas.
Lesson 10: Enlightenment: An Application of Reform to Political Theories
Ninth graders examine political theories. In this European history lesson, 9th graders research the work of philosophers Locke, Voltaire, Montesqueiu, and Rousseau. Students create PowerPoint presentations based on their findings.