Enlightenment Overview Differentiated Close Read Lesson Print-Friendly & Google

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12 pages
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This no-prep, differentiated lesson contains a summary of the Age of Reason, Enlightenment thinkers (Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Voltaire, Smith), humanism, and its effects. Students engage in various activities that encourage close reading and checks for understanding. It also includes a little fun!

What you get:

  1. A 2-page, approximately 650 word reading passage (print-friendly in black and white)
  2. A modified version of the reading with bolded annotations to guide struggling readers
  3. A 2-page activity worksheet with fill-in-the-blank, word puzzle, quote analysis and writing prompt
  4. Link to a Google version of the reading and activity
  5. An Answer Key for the fill-in and word puzzle

This lesson is perfect as an introduction or review of the Enlightenment Era. There is a suggested short video you can use at the beginning of the lesson to serve your visual learners.

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Total Pages
12 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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