People of the Enlightenment -1600s & 1700s
In this people of the Enlightenment study guide worksheet, students read the notes provided regarding Locke, Hobbes, Rousseau, Montesquieu, and Voltaire.
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Why Do Governments Exist? Locke, Hobbes, Montesquieu, and Rousseau
Here is a great secondary source reading that includes the primary ideas and philosophies of the famed Enlightenment philosophers: Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Charles Montesquieu, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. In additional to discussing...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Wiccan Belief & Practices
I'm sure many upper graders would be very interested to learn about the Neo-pagan practice of Wicca. Here you'll find a thoughtful presentation that provides excellent definitions to terms that relate to Wicca and many other world...
12th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
French Revolution (Part 1)
History comes alive in this engaging video, which artfully sets up the first steps of the French Revolution. Students will relate to the idea of nobility "living it up" while 98% of the French citizens went without wealth or rights. The...
17 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Role Playing in North America: Mid 1600s-Mid 1700s
Eighth graders apply their knowledge of North American history from the mid 1600's through the mid 1700's to a role-playing scenario. In small groups they plan, write, and perform a dramatic skit of a group that was affected by events in...
8th Social Studies & History