***Updated in 2016 to include guided notes and graphic organizers for each part of the unit
This download includes all 6 parts of the unit described below...
The Enlightenment Unit can be downloaded in parts to teach as stand-alone lessons, or can be downloaded as an entire unit. There are primary and secondary sources throughout the slides, visuals, assignments, writing prompts and much, much more...enjoy!
PART 1 (18 slides) BACKGROUND, includes:
a timeline of ancient --> middle --> modern, a list of key terms and key people, herringbone notes on the Enlightenment, connections to other modern era movements like the Renaissance, Reformation, Age of Exploration, the Columbian Exchange and Scientific Revolution
PART 2 (20 slides) PHILOSOPHERS CHALLENGE GOVERNMENT, includes:
A map of Europe overview of major philosophers, Adam Smith's capitalism, mercantilism, division of Labor, Marx's communism, a comparison of feudalism, mercantilism, capitalism and communism, evolution of democracy from Greece-->Rome-->Magna Carta-->Enlightenment, info on Rousseau, Montesquieu, Voltaire, John Locke, a map visual AND list of 80+ Enlightenment-inspired revolutions since the late 1700s
PART 3 (22 slides) FRENCH REVOLUTION, includes:
Background and information on France, Louis XIV, Louis XV, Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Robespierre, Napoleon, Palace of Versailles, Details on the Three Estates in France, Rousseau and Voltaire's influence on the Revolution, Reign of Terror, Great Fear, Tennis Court Oath, Storming of the Bastille, a Venn Diagram of the American Revolution vs. the French Revolution
Free Guided notes for this unit are available at:
PART 4 (23 slides) AMERICAN REVOLUTION, includes:
John Locke's influence on the Declaration of Independence, info on Thomas Jefferson, A comparison of the founding fathers to Enlightenment thinkers, Sides of the Revolutionary War, 11 causes of the American Revolution, a writing prompt evaluating the reasons for the Revolution, a mini-quiz for influences from Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Adam Smith, a mini-quiz for branches of government
PART 5 (13 slides) PHILOSOPHY LESSONS OF THE DAY, includes: 12 separate lessons from the field of philosophy to be used each day during the Enlightenment unit... e.g. 'If a tree falls in the woods and no one is there to hear it, does it make a noise?', the law of non-contradiction, Pascal's Wager, Empiricism vs. Rationalism, etc.
PART 6 (20 slides) England's Glorious Revolution, includes guided notes to take students through the twists and turns of William and Mary's takeover of Catholic King James II, and details from the English Bill of Rights written the next year (1689)