Having a government may feel complicated and cumbersome, but as John Locke contends in his Two Treatises of Government, it is better than allowing human nature to regulate itself. A short video presents high schoolers with an explanation of Locke's philosophy of government and its service to the governed, rather than the other way around.
- Use during a study of the European Enlightenment or during an overview of governmental philosophy
- Have learners watch the video at home and come prepared for a flipped classroom activity the next day
- Comment section is open to the public
- Video is a short sample of a larger analysis, which is available on the publisher's website with a paid subscription or free trial
- This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
- Uses a soccer metaphor to illustrate the main point
- Presents a philosophical question that is perfect for class discussion