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  1.   Newton and The Enlightenment
...PROCEDURE: 1) Prepare a list of names of some of the great thinkers/leaders of the Enlightenment from a variety of fields, or have students brainstorm to produce such a list (perhaps using the appropriate section of the World History textbook). Examples: Government Philosophy/Theology/Law Louis XIV Thomas Hobbes Peter the Great John Locke Maria Theresa Spinoza Catherine the Great Montesquieu Elizabeth I Voltaire Oliver Cromwell Rousseau David Hume Hugo Grotuis Literature Science and Technology Johnathon Swift Isaac Newton Alexander Pope Rene Descartes Voltaire Robert Hooke Madame de Stael Music/Art Christopher Wren Jo...
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  2.   Part 1: What is Poverty and Who are the Poor?
...onomic lives of our ancestors by modern standards, it is a story of almost unrelieved wretchedness. The typical human society has given only a small number of people a humane existence, while the great majority have lived in abysmal squalor" (Rosenberg and Birdzell 3). The 17th century philosopher, Thomas Hobbes, memorably described the life of man as "solitary, nasty, brutish, and short." Modern economic growth began in mid-18th century Europe, and the ensuing economic progress spread, reducing absolute poverty worldwide. Since 1750, human society has made consistent inroads against absolute poverty, and improvements...
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    Grade Level: 6-12

  3.   The Scientific Revolution and Enlightenment
...lysis sheet for one of the readings below 10-15 points each "Solar Eclipse" Stukeley "Letter to Christina of Tuscany" Galileo "Discourse on Method" Descartes "Attack on the Copernican Theory" Bellarmine "On the Revolution of Heavenly Spheres" Copernicus Alexander Pope "Epitaph for Sir Isaac Newton" Thomas Jefferson "The Declaration of Independence" Mary Wollstonecraft "Wollstonecraft and Rousseau" Jean-Jacques Rousseau "The Social Contract" Denis Diderot "Natural Law" Voltaire "A Plea for Tolerance and Reason" Adam Smith "The Wealth of Nations" Frederick II Selections from "Political Testament" President George W. Bus...
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    Grade Level: K-12

  4.   American Revolution
...ree branches create a check-and-balance form of government that separate the powers of the national government. USG - 2.2: Summarize European philosophers and Enlightenment thinkers influence on the development of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Explain John Locke, Charles de Montesquieus, Thomas Hobbs, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau and their influence on American government. USHC - 2.1: Explain early development of representative government and political rights in the American colonies. USHC - 2.2: Summarize the impact of the Declaration of Independence on the American colonies and the rest of the world. USHC -...
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  5.   Four Enlightenment Thinkers
...__ K-4 ___ 5-8 _X_ 9-12 Subject Tag: Social Studies: U.S. History: Colonial America Social Studies: U.S. History: World Revolutions Social Studies: Social Sciences: Philosophy Synopsis: This lesson plan introduces students to four Enlightenment thinkers, Baron de Montesquieu, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Hobbes, and John Locke. Students will write a short speech as one of these thinkers. This exercise can be used for a World History class or in a United States History class when covering the political ideas found in the Constitution and Declaration of Independence. Keywords: Baron de Montesquieu, Jean-Jacques Roussea...
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  6.   How the American Revolutionary War was a European Battle
...England 6. Name 2 influential European leaders during the American Revolution King George, Lord Cornwallis, General Howe, Count de Rochambeau, Baron Von Steuben, Tho as Gage, Tadeusz Kosciuszko, Bernardo de Galvez 7. Name 2 influential American leaders during the American Revolution Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, George Washington 8. Name 1 turning point during the American Revolution Crossing of the Delaware Battle of Saratoga 9. What was the inspiration behind the Declaration of Independence? The Age of Enlightenment - John Locke, Thomas Hobbs, Montesque 10. How did the American Revolution impact/ins...
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  7.   The "Write" Stuff: Strategies and Conventions for Expository Writing
...RS History Topics 1. Write a letter to Socrates to explain your view of what wisdom truly is. 2. Write a letter to Alexander the Great to either commend or reproach his style of conquest. 3. Write a letter to Julius Caesar to either commend or reproach his style of rule. 4. Write a letter to either Thomas Hobbes or John Locke to explain your ideas of human nature. 5. Write a letter to Thomas Jefferson to state what you believe the natural rights of man are. 6. Write a letter of sympathy to the family of Marie Antoinette. 7. Write a letter to James Watt to thank him for his developments in steam power. 8. Write a lette...
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    Grade Level: 6-8

  8.   Enlighten Me
...covery filled trip back to the Age of Enlightenment. The great `thinkers' and their ideas guide us on our to journey to better understand the movement that laid the groundwork for the American and French Revolutions. This unit uncovers the basis of natural rights, and search for reason. Join Locke, Hobbes, and Montesquieu as they watch their ideas inspire Jefferson and the birth of a new nation. OVERVIEW A. Concept Objectives 1. Students understand that societies are diverse and have changed over time. (Colorado State History Standard 3) 2. Students understand how science, technology, and economic activity have develo...
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    Grade Level: 6-8

  9.   Muhammad: Legacy of Prophet - The "Constitution of Madinah" and the Mayflower Compact
...ng, the religious and secular governance of the colony to be in effect indistinguishable. This contract was based upon the original Biblical covenant between God and the Israelites. But it also reflected early17th-century social-contract theory, which was later to receive such notable expression in Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan (1655) and Locke's Treatise of Civil Government (1690). "What was remarkable about this particular contract was that it was not between a servant and a master, or a people and a king, but between a group of like-minded individuals and each other, with God as a witness and a symbolic co-signatory. It...
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    Grade Level: 9-12

  10.   The Enlightenment Tea Party
...TO TAKE BEFORE TEACHING THIS LESSON: Decide which five Enlightenment thinkers you want to use in the lesson. The instructions and handouts below are written for use with Locke, Voltaire, Montesquieu, Jefferson, and Rousseau, but you could substitute any of those for Benjamin Franklin, George Mason, Thomas Hobbes, Thomas Paine, or others. If you decide to include more or other philosophers, be sure to update the handouts before you distribute them. Make name cards for each of the individuals you select - enough for each student assigned to that thinker to have one. See sample to copy and fold at the end of this lesson...
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    Grade Level: 6-12


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