In this interactive 60 minute lesson plan, you will receive three custom worksheets, a lesson plan, and a PowerPoint to help students answer the following questions:
o How can the foundation of the American democracy be seen as an illustration of the Enlightenment philosophy
o Analyze how John Locke and Rousseau influenced the writing of the Declaration of Independence?
o What are three purposes of the Declaration of Independence?
At the end of this lesson, students will be able to analyze and explain the role Enlightenment ideas played in the creation of the Declaration of Independence and describe the Enlightenment ideas as the context in which the American democracy was founded.
This lesson provides the teacher with a mini lesson, individual student activity,and group activity. Students break up into different groups and read the handouts attached to the lesson. They will be required to complete a variety of tasks related one that includes retelling of what they read in a creative way.
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