Enlightenment Philosophers (Peer to Peer Teaching)

This Enlightenment Philosophers (Peer to Peer Teaching) activity & project also includes:

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. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Be sure to utilize extension assignment, in which learners write an essay on the focus question: "Are humans naturally good or evil?"
  • Encourage groups to incorporate information into their presentations that will later be found in included multiple-choice assessment
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners will need access to several sources in order to provide a thorough response to essay question