The Enlightenment, Philosophers, and Your Government

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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 learners to provide a manifesto on their political philosophy, description of systems that operate their ideal governments, reflective piece, and drawing symbolizing the government they create.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Classroom Considerations
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Engaging project that asks learners to use critical thinking and high-level inquiry in order to provide insight and apply what they have learned about Enlightenment philosophers
  • Can download and edit document
  • Includes detailed project rubric
  • Instructor will need to provide greater specifications for project elements and requirements (length, style, presentation, etc.)
  • Project is heavily based on writing
  • Development of ideas and concepts will require much instructional support