How did the Enlightenment inspire Latin American independence movements?

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9th - 12th, Higher Education, Homeschool
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AIM: How did the Enlightenment inspire Latin American independence movements?

  • ACTIVITY 1 — DO NOW: Students will analyze the social hierarchy of New Spain to assess why people classed below peninsulares, particularly of European descent, might resent a lower rank and begin to distance themselves from a European identity.
  • ACTIVITY 2 — TEXT ANALYSIS: Students will read a text to evaluate the historical context for Latin American revolutions.
  • ACTIVITY 3 — TEXT ANALYSIS: Students will read about Simon Bolivar, Jose de San Martin, and Father Hidalgo.
  • ACTIVITY 4 -- ASSESSMENT: Students will choose one of two options for assessment to submit on looseleaf.
  • ACTIVITY 5 -- ADDITIONAL RESOURCE: GUIDED NOTES: Students will copy notes from the PowerPoint or otherwise as directed. Students will define:
        • Who was Simon Bolivar?
        • Who was Father Hidalgo?
        • Who was Jose de San Martin?

  • ACTIVITY 6 -- ADDITIONAL RESOURCE: MAP ANALYSIS: Students will compare and contrast maps of Latin America before and after a wave of Enlightenment-inspired revolutions swept over the territory.

    • Page for Guided Notes (aligned with the accompanying PowerPoint slides)
      • Differentiation for ENL students.
      • Differentiation for Special Ed. students.
    • PowerPoint included with key terms. Counts as differentiation for visual learners with broken down definitions for students (or emerging ENL students) that need the extra reinforcement.
    • ADDITIONAL ASSESSMENT: Students may answer the AIM using the R.A.C.E.R. format (FREE Download Here).
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