Age of Enlightenment

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  • This is a map of which continent? -FIRST DISCUSS NOTE TAKING STRATEGY
  • -18 th Century = 1700s - The Age of Enlightenment is also known as The AGE OF REASON . -How would you define the term Revolution? Write all responses to this question – in class discussion – student generated answers on the board and organize into categories. -Why do revolutions start? -Who participates in a revolution?
  • Humanism: Page 9: a system or mode of thought in which human interests predominate
  • Prior to this – who held all the political, social, and economic POWER? GOD, the Church, and KINGS aka the MONARCHY. It was believed that Kings were granted their power to rule directly from God. This is also known as THE DIVINE RIGHTS OF KINGS.
  • Age of Enlightenment

    1. 1. English Civil War
    2. 2. The 18 th Century : The Period of Enlightenment In this unit we are talking about revolutions. Specifically the English and the French Revolutions. Today we are discussing the philosophical thoughts – the new ideas - that contributed to new ways of thinking about politics and government.
    3. 3. The Enlightenment <ul><li>At this time science and technology exploded with new knowledge. </li></ul>
    4. 4. John Locke <ul><li>At the same time, philosophers applied scientific principles to the study of government and society. </li></ul><ul><li>They emphasized the use of reason – to free themselves from ignorance and superstition. </li></ul>
    5. 5. Thomas Hobbes <ul><li>Through this, the philosophers felt people could perfect themselves and society. </li></ul>
    6. 6. The Enlightenment <ul><li>Prior to this who was believed to hold all the social, economic and political power? </li></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>These philosophers presented many different theories on how government and society should be run. </li></ul><ul><li>This radically changed people’s view of society. </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>1. Read page 1 to 5 in your textbook. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Take notes from the reading on POWER OF KINGS handout. </li></ul><ul><li>Student Project: </li></ul>YouTube - The Most Significant Moment In History &quot;The Enlightenment&quot;

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