The Enlightenment: E-BOOK (NH113E)

Document-based teaching unit (PDF-Ebook)
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The Enlightenment
A document-based teaching unit

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Unit lessons on the “Age of Reason” are based on the English political thinkers Hobbes and Locke; the French Philosophes Condorcet, Rousseau and Montesquieu; Voltaire and his student, the “enlightened despot,” Frederick II of Prussia; and Denis Diderot’s Encyclopédie. The selections in this unit illustrate the social concerns of eighteenth-century Enlightenment thinkers on society, politics, and education. Lastly, students trace the influence of the Enlightenment on the New World by reading excerpts from Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanack and Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence. 

Grades 7-12

Lessons

Lesson 1: The English and French Philosophers
            Part One:Thomas Hobbes and John Locke
            Part Two:The Philosophes (Montesquieu and Rousseau)
Lesson 2: Voltaire and Frederick the Great of 
Prussia
Lesson 3: Denis Diderot’s Encyclopedie
Lesson 4: Benhamin Franklin’s Poor Richard’s Almanack and Thomas Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence

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