FC.100 The Birth of the Social Sciences

FC.100 The Birth of the Social Sciences
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This lesson picks up with the logical progression of ideas from the Scientific Revolution that discredited many of the Church's theories through the Deistic idea of a god totally detached from our affairs. That left people feeling they both could and must solve their own problems.
Out of this was born a whole new category of academia: the social sciences. Besides a look at the various branches of the social sciences that came into being at this time, there are picture essays looking at the lives of the idle rich and the urban poor, Rococco art, and the shift from the sensual art of the early Enlightenment to a later emphasis on sentimentality, virtue, and especially civic virtue, thus laying the philosophical foundations for the French Revolution.

In the PowerPoint, the color flowchart develops slide by slide while other notes for the students scroll down the side. There are also extensive pictures with captions mixed in to illustrate the lesson and capture students’ interest. This packet also contains a student reading, flowchart, and the author’s own research notes which contain lots of details and interesting trivia.
NOTE: This Powerpoint comes with the flowchart in the older color scheme. However, it does have one slide with the newer color scheme if you want to convert the other slides.

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