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This unit provides a brisk but detailed overview of the major intellectual achievements that have been called the Age of Reason or the Enlightenment. The unit covers mathematics, science, religion, architecture, music and politics. The origins of calculus, physics, and popular dances will enliven the study of history and motivate students outside of the class. Material includes an outline keyed to a powerpoint presentation as well as a multiple choice test and answer key. The unit can serve as a supplement to a textbook treatment. It can also be purchased as part of a longer unit covering modern Western civilization on this site.
Descriptors: Isaac Newton, physics, mathematics, Mozart, architecture, Hobbes and Locke