Locke v. Hobbes
For this Hobbes and Locke study guide worksheet, students respond to 18 short answer questions. The questions correlate to assigned readings in a textbook.
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Human Nature: Good or Evil?
Whether humans are inherently good or bad is a question that has occupied philosophers for many years. Invite your pupils to consider this question with an essay. Learners must choose between the theories of Locke and Hobbes and back up...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
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...
9th - 11th Social Studies & History
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...
10th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
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 CCSS: Adaptable
American Law: Origins, Development, Types, Examples, and Procedures
What is the difference between a civil and criminal judicial proceeding? Learners follow the history of law back to the Code of Hammurabi, and differentiate between various types of laws in American society.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
World History and Geography: 1500 A.D. (C.E.) to the Present
Intended to help Virginia teachers align their curriculum to the state's history and social science standards, this packet provides a wealth of materials for any social studies or science instructor. Loaded with plans, suggestions for...
6th - 10th Social Studies & History
An Introduction to Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan
No discussion about the importance of government influence in society is complete without Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes. As explained in a short analysis video, his 17th century work details the restrictions of individual freedom, and how...
3 mins 9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
International Scripture: The Impact of the Declaration of Independence
Students examine the US Declaration of Independence. They discuss the sacrifices involved in obtaining independence and explore the Civil War. In groups, students declare independence from something and write their own declaration and...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History