ENLIGHTENMENT UNIT OUTLINE – CP<br />http://msherzlworldhistory.wikispaces.com/Enlightenment<br />CHAPTER 22.2, 22.3 (page...
What Enlightenment idea do you think is the most significant?  Why?
Which of the Enlightenment ideas impacts your life the most?  Explain how and why.</li></ul>HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS<br /><ul>...
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  1. 1. ENLIGHTENMENT UNIT OUTLINE – CP<br />http://msherzlworldhistory.wikispaces.com/Enlightenment<br />CHAPTER 22.2, 22.3 (pages 551 – 562)<br />STANDARDS<br />WHI.34 Describe the concept of Enlightenment in European history and describe the accomplishments of major Enlightenment thinkers, including Diderot, Kant, Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, and Voltaire. (H) <br />WHI.35 Explain how the Enlightenment contributed to the growth of democratic principles of government, a stress on reason and progress, and the replacement of a theocentric interpretation of the universe with a secular interpretation. (H)<br />WHII.3 Summarize the important causes and events of the French Revolution. (H, C, E)<br />Causes:<br />A. the effect of Enlightenment political thought <br />B. the influence of the American Revolution<br />C. economic troubles and the rising influence of the middle class<br />D. government corruption and incompetence<br />PURPOSE<br />The purpose of this unit to review the concepts and ideas learned about the Enlightenment during the previous school year. During this brief review unit the major ideas of Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, and Voltaire will be covered. Students will look at their impact on the American Revolution and society today and this knowledge will carry over into their study and understanding of the French Revolution in the following unit.<br />GOALS AND OBJECTIVES<br />At the end of this unit students will be able to understand and explain the significance of the Enlightenment period in terms of the impact it had on social justice, economic ideas, government and monarchies.<br />IMPACT<br />Enlightenment ideas are present everywhere today from the Declaration of Independence, the set-up of our government, our legal system, and common thoughts and understanding about people and society. By knowing and understanding Enlightenment ideas one is able to trace and understand the origins of many aspects of our government and society, as well as the cause of many political and societal shifts that occur throughout this course.<br />VOCABULARY<br />Social Contract –<br />John Locke –<br />Jean-Jacques Rousseau –<br />Laissez-faire –<br />Adam Smith –<br />Natural Rights –<br />Baron de Montesquieu –<br />Checks and Balances –<br />Voltaire –<br />Salons –<br />Enlightened Despots –<br />Absolute Monarchs –<br />FOCUSING QUESTIONS<br />How did the Enlightenment impact Europe?<br />Would Enlightenment changes be appealing to the average person in Europe?  Why or why not?<br />Would Enlightenment changes be appealing to an absolute monarch in Europe?  Why or why not?<br /><ul><li>How did Enlightenment ideas spread?
  2. 2. What Enlightenment idea do you think is the most significant? Why?
  3. 3. Which of the Enlightenment ideas impacts your life the most? Explain how and why.</li></ul>HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS<br /><ul><li>DATE ASSIGNEDASSIGNMENTDATE DUESalon Invitation:You are a French aristocrat and would like to have a large gathering in your salon to discuss the ideals of the enlightenment. Create an invitation to your salon which tells your guests the following:What distinguished person(s) will be present?What they are planning on discussing.Does their speech have to do with government, social justice or art? Why is it important for people to attend?Encouraged but not required: Color, illustrations, possibly a menu or list of events.Focusing Questions # 1 - 6</li></ul>ASSESSMENT<br />The student’s knowledge and understanding of this unit will be assessed through an essay on an Enlightenment topic.<br />ENLIGHTENMENT UNIT OUTLINE – HONORS<br />http://msherzlworldhistory.wikispaces.com/Enlightenment<br />CHAPTER 22.2, 22.3 (pages 551 – 562)<br />STANDARDS<br />WHI.34 Describe the concept of Enlightenment in European history and describe the accomplishments of major Enlightenment thinkers, including Diderot, Kant, Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, and Voltaire. (H) <br />WHI.35 Explain how the Enlightenment contributed to the growth of democratic principles of government, a stress on reason and progress, and the replacement of a theocentric interpretation of the universe with a secular interpretation. (H)<br />WHII.3 Summarize the important causes and events of the French Revolution. (H, C, E)<br />Causes:<br />A. the effect of Enlightenment political thought <br />B. the influence of the American Revolution<br />C. economic troubles and the rising influence of the middle class<br />D. government corruption and incompetence<br />PURPOSE<br />The purpose of this unit to review the concepts and ideas learned about the Enlightenment during the previous school year. During this brief review unit the major ideas of Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, and Voltaire will be covered. Students will look at their impact on the American Revolution and society today and this knowledge will carry over into their study and understanding of the French Revolution in the following unit.<br />GOALS AND OBJECTIVES<br />At the end of this unit students will be able to understand and explain the significance of the Enlightenment period in terms of the impact it had on social justice, economic ideas, government and monarchies.<br />IMPACT<br />Enlightenment ideas are present everywhere today from the Declaration of Independence, the set-up of our government, our legal system, and common thoughts and understanding about people and society. By knowing and understanding Enlightenment ideas one is able to trace and understand the origins of many aspects of our government and society, as well as the cause of many political and societal shifts that occur throughout this course.<br />VOCABULARY<br /><ul><li>Social Contract
  4. 4. John Locke
  5. 5. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  6. 6. Laissez-faire
  7. 7. Adam Smith
  8. 8. Natural Rights
  9. 9. Baron de Montesquieu
  10. 10. Checks and Balances
  11. 11. Voltaire
  12. 12. Salons
  13. 13. Enlightened Despots
  14. 14. Absolute Monarchs</li></ul>FOCUSING QUESTIONS<br />How did the Enlightenment impact Europe?<br />In what ways did the Enlightenment alter ideas about government and society?<br />Who stood to benefit from the ideas of the Enlightenment?  Who did not benefit from new Enlightenment thought?<br />How does the Enlightenment impact your life?<br />Why did the Enlightenment set Europe and America up for political change?<br />HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS<br />DATE ASSIGNEDASSIGNMENTDATE DUESocial Contract:Based on the Enlightenment principles you learned today create a social contract between you and an authority figure in your life. Explain in detail the parameters of the social contract and how it connects to Enlightenment ideas.Enlightenment Newsletter:You are the host/hostess of a very popular and influential salon in Paris. At your last salon meeting you were fortunate enough to have a prominent Enlightenment thinker (Voltaire, Rousseau, Locke, Montesquieu) come visit and speak about their ideas. Unfortunately many people were not able to attend and they’d like to know all about the event. Create a newsletter that explains about your salon, the speaker and their ideas, and your opinions on them. The newsletter should be interesting, informative and reflect your understanding of the Enlightenment thinker’s ideas.Focusing Questions # 1 - 5<br />ASSESSMENT<br />The student’s knowledge and understanding of this unit will be assessed through an essay on an Enlightenment topic.<br />

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