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Political Theory - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Are politicians destined to be corrupt, or is there hope for morality in the political world? Use the video to teach pupils Rousseau's theories behind corruption in Western civilization. The visuals help to further enhance understanding.
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Rousseau's ideas about natural and general rule, representative and direct democracy, and the role of government are the focus of this informational packet that also looks at how these ideas influenced the American form of government.
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The Social Contract by Jean-Jacques Rousseau

For Students 7th - 12th
For this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 20 multiple choice questions about Rousseau's The Social Contract. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet.
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Why Do Governments Exist? Locke, Hobbes, Montesquieu, and Rousseau

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
Here is a great secondary source reading that includes the primary ideas and philosophies of the famed Enlightenment philosophers: Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Charles Montesquieu, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau. In additional to discussing...
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Four Enlightenment Thinkers

For Teachers 9th - 12th
High schoolers examine lives, philosophies, and political beliefs of four Enlightenment Thinkers: Baron de Montesquieu, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Thomas Hobbes, and John Locke. Students then work with partner to write short speech from...
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An Introduction to Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s The Social Contract

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce viewers to the ideas in The Social Contract with a short video that explains Rousseau's theories of personal and civil liberty, general will, and political authority.
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The Enlightenment: Matching #2

For Students 6th - 8th
Quiz your scholars on key figures of The Enlightenment using this matching worksheet. Ten descriptions and eleven answers are provided, which learners match with one left over. Figures include Francisco Javier Clavijero, Franz Josephy...
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Unit 12: Enlightenment and French Revolution

For Students 8th - 12th
In this Enlightenment lesson, students respond to 34 short answer questions about John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, Baron de Montesquieu, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Voltaire, Denis Diderot, and Mary Wollstonecraft.
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Discourse on Inequality

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy worksheet, students respond to 9 short answer and essay questions about Discourse on Inequality by Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
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The Enlightenment in Europe: Ch 22

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Why study European Enlightenment? Because our governing forefathers and constitution were shaped by their words and philosophies. Presented here are facts and achievements of 8 different figures from the enlightened era. Also included is...
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Rousseau's Confessions

For Teachers 12th - Higher Ed
Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778), is hard to classify. As he states in the Confessions, he “is without precedent.” Like other neoclassical writers, he drew inspiration from classical sources (Augustine’s Confessions); however, many of...
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Pros and Cons: A Childcare Debate

For Teachers 7th - 8th
Students research prevailing attitudes and Rousseau's position on child rearing in the 18th century. They consider attitudes toward motherhood and childcare in our own culture through interviews with peers and family members.
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The Enlightenment, Philosophers, and Your Government

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After learning about the Enlightenment philosophers, your young historians will take part in a fantastic project where they will determine and develop their idea of an ideal government through a written portfolio. The project asks...
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19c European Liberalism

For Teachers 9th - 11th
If you'd like to prompt some great discussions in your history class, this presentation will surely get your class talking. Addressing 19th century liberalism in Europe (including influences from England, France, America, and Ireland),...
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The Social Contract

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive history activity, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about The Social Contract by Rosseau. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive activity. 
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The Enlightenment

For Students 7th - 11th
In this Enlightenment worksheet, students read a 4-paragraph selection about the era and then respond to 42 matching and short answer questions about era.
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Thomas Hobbes

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
From the state of nature and the social contract to his writing of Levaithan and belief in a single ruler, this worksheet offers a great overview of Enlightenment thinker Thomas Hobbes. 
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Romanticism & Transcendentalism

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Don't spend hour researching how Romanticism and transcendentalism build off each other, when this PowerPoint is available. Designed for the AP level, the presentation's information moves from definitions of the movements, to...
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Romanticism & Transcendentalism The Intellectual and Social Foundations

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Don’t get lost studying how Romantic thought developed; the information is right here and ready to use. The presentation introduces thorough definitions of the movement, the thoughts of major philosophers, the major works of Romantic...
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An Introduction to John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
If a goal is worthy are any means justified to achieve this goal? Yes, according to John Stuart Mill. Introduce viewers to Mill's concept of Utilitarianism with a short video that used an animated tale of a battle for a city to...
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An Introduction to Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Discover Aristotle's view of happiness, or eudaimonia, with a short video that analyzes the Greek philosopher's Nicomachean Ethics. An applicable example of finding the golden mean when pursuing happiness connects ancient Greek...
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Colonials & Revolutionaries: Background Historical & Cultural Information

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
The four major trends of the 18th century (The Enlightenment, the Great Awakening, British global ambitions, and economic disagreements) are the focus of a PowerPoint that places in context such influences as deism, mercantilism,...
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Candide Quiz

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension worksheet, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Voltaire's Candide. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Isn't It Romantic?

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders investigate the ideas, literature, music, and art of the Romantic Movement. They apply romantic ideals to their original writing and art, analyze poetry, discuss key vocabulary, and analyze artwork from this era.

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