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84 resources with the concept the enlightenment

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National Constitution Center: Hall Pass Videos

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The National Constitution Center offers this collection of informative and entertaining videos intended to start conversations and develop critical thinking skills. Viewers learn about the rights granted by the constitution, about the...
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Ben Across the Curriculum: High School

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Benjamin Franklin: The man, the scientist, the inventor, the statesman, the legend. A 10-lesson collection introduces high schoolers to the many facets of Franklin’s character. Although developed for the International Traveling...
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Modern: Industrialization and Global Integration

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The 18th and 19th centuries saw so many political revolutions around the world that it's difficult to consider the importance and influence of the revolutions that affected each country differently: the agricultural and industrial...
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Early Modern: Global Interactions

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
The moment Christopher Columbus's ships touched the shores of a New World, the old world changed forever. But has it been for the better? High schoolers consider the effectiveness, benefits, and drawbacks of the Columbian Exchange with a...
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French Revolution (Part 1)

For Students 7th - 12th
History comes alive in this engaging video, which artfully sets up the first steps of the French Revolution. Students will relate to the idea of nobility living in luxury while 98% of the French citizens went without wealth or rights....
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Are the Illuminati Real?

For Students 9th - 12th
A video sheds some light on the Illuminati, a short-lived, secret society founded in Bavaria by Adam Weishaupt. 
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Global History: Enlightenment

For Teachers 9th - 10th
The core ideas of the Enlightenment—reason, knowledge, and freedom—represented a rebellion against the despotic control of absolute monarchs. As part of the study of the movement, class members assume the voice or either a monarch or an...
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Is Freedom Really Free? A Closer Look at the French Revolution

For Teachers 6th Standards
What happens to a revolution undeterred? To rebels unconstrained? To a government with unlimited power? Middle schoolers investigate the French Revolution in depth and then make connections to other revolutions to determine the cost of...
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The Constitutional Convention

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The Founding Fathers are larger than life in history books, but an engaging video resource brings them up close to your pupils. As viewers meet the founders in the National Constitution Center's Signers' Hall, they learn about the...
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Separation of Powers

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
After the Revolutionary War, the Founding Fathers were in a pickle. They needed to create a government, but how could they protect the people from a tyrant? The separation of powers was their answer! A video resource explores the history...
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2018 AP® European History Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How did the aftermath of World War I lead to World War II? What was the connection between the Enlightenment and the French Revolution? Unpack these complex topics and more using a series of short-answer questions. The exam is perfect to...
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2017 AP® European History Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
How did the Renaissance change the politics and culture of Europe? What led to the rise of the welfare state? What did family life look like in Europe during the 1700s? Learners consider these historical questions using structured...
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Revolutionary Perspectives

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Learners go to the heart of the causes of the American Revolution. Examining political cartoons, Enlightenment documents, and firsthand accounts, they present their ideas and reflective...
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Designing Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How do you convey someone’s creativity? Individuals answer the question as they design exhibitions to showcase the intellect and genius of Benjamin Franklin. After conducting research, classmates work in groups to try to capture and...
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The New Chemistry: Crash Course History of Science #18

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Chemistry was a bit of a late bloomer in terms of scientific progress! Discover the Age of Enlightenment and its effects on how researchers viewed matter with an engaging video. The narrator highlights the work of Antoine Lavoisier and...
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Voltaire

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Fascinated with the concept of good and evil, Voltaire formed his main character from the eponymous Candide, the most widely read text of the European Enlightenment. Learn more about Voltaire's life, beliefs, writing, and influence with...
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Human Nature: Good or Evil?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Whether humans are inherently good or bad is a question that has occupied philosophers for many years. Invite your pupils to consider this question with an essay. Learners must choose between the theories of Locke and Hobbes and back up...
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The Enlightenment

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
The third in a series of 16 resources that examine the philosophers and philosophic ideas that are the underpinnings of the US system of government, focuses on the Enlightenment and the ideas of natural rights, the social contract, the...
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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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Life in the Colonies

For Teachers 9th - 12th
What was life like for the early colonists? Read along with an informational presentation, rich in text. Colonial slavery, slave culuture, colonial religion, and the Great Awakening are all described in full. Tip: The resource could be...
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Jeopardy: History Review

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Wow, chapter one must be really long! The history review game that your class is about to play covers concepts that range from the Enlightenment and the Crusades, to the Conquistadors and the slave trade. There is a lot of information...
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The Enlightenment: Matching #3

For Students 7th - 8th
Who were some of the great thinkers, composers, and authors of the Enlightenment? Here are ten matching questions, where learners link the person to the work created during the time of the Enlightenment. Smith, Linnaeus, Diderot,...
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Writing Exercises: The Enlightenment in Europe I

For Students 7th - 8th
Three great writing prompts are yours for the taking. Hand this out and learners construct answers to questions related to the Enlightenment in Europe. They define enlightenment, the contributions of the scientific revolution, and the...
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The American Revolution, Guided Reading

For Students 10th - 12th
This McDougal Littell worksheet provides a graphic organizer for US History class members to record information on the causes and effects of events like France entering the war, the British closing Boston harbor, passing the Stamp Act,...