The following is a quick and easy 10 slide PPT which precedes two follow-up application activities. This PPT defines the term Enlightenment and then provides 7 philosophers background and beliefs they developed (Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, Voltaire, Rousseau, Diderot, & Wollstonecraft). This PPT is meant to serve as an intro to provide base knowledge of the Enlightenment. I follow this PPT with two application activities which students apply what they have learned about Enlightenment beliefs and philosophers to an "Enlightenment Placard Activity" (which students look at the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution to decide which philosopher contributed to which documents and which lines) and follow that activity with a "Student Debate" (which students apply everything they have learned to decide impacts overall of each philosopher). Both follow-up activities will be available for download as well.