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Students will learn:
- Causes and effects of the Scientific Revolution
- Development of the scientific method
- Advancements in chemistry and medicine
- Political theories of Hobbes and Locke
- Central Enlightenment themes
- Life and theories of Baron de Montesquieu
- Philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau
- Women's roles in the Enlightenment
- Denis Diderot's Encyclopedia
- Enlightened despots of France, Austria, Prussia and Russia
- Early Revolutionary War battles
- Views of the American Revolution's Loyalists and Patriots
- Creation and impact of the Declaration of Independence
- U.S. Constitution's ratification and Bill of Rights
- Types of democracy
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1. The Scientific Revolution: Definition, History, Causes & Leaders
In this lesson we explore the Scientific Revolution and the controversy which surrounds the very term. Additionally, we learn about just a few of the most important thinkers of the period who laid the foundation for our modern understanding of the world.
2. Bacon, Descartes & the Scientific Method
In this lesson, we will learn about the scientific method. We will look at how men like Roger Bacon, Francis Bacon, and René Descartes helped develop the Scientific Method we know today.
3. Breakthroughs in Medicine & Chemistry: Examples & Empiricism
In this lesson, we explore the medical and chemical breakthroughs which occurred in the 16th and 17th centuries as part of the era's increased emphasis on empiricism and the concurring Scientific Revolution.
4. Effects of the Scientific Revolution
In this lesson, we explore the philosophical, religious, and cultural effects of the Scientific Revolution on Early Modern society - effects that forever changed the Western view of the universe and humanity's place within it.
5. Thomas Hobbes & John Locke: Political Theories & Competing Views
In this lesson, we discuss the two premier English political theorists of the 17th century: Thomas Hobbes and John Locke. We'll also take a look at their impact on Western philosophy in contemporary and modern times.
6. Major Themes of the Enlightenment: Reason, Individualism & Skepticism
In this lesson, we will identify the major themes associated with the Enlightenment. We will also explore the major figures and learn about their contributions. We will understand the lasting impact of the Enlightenment by putting it in historical context.
7. Baron de Montesquieu: Biography, Theories & Philosophy
In this lesson, we explore the life and theories of the the French Enlightenment's foremost political theorist, Charles-Louis de Secondat - more commonly known as Montesquieu.
8. Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Philosophy and Legacy
In this lesson, we will learn about a famous philosopher named Jean-Jacques Rousseau. We will understand the specific views he advanced and identify his contributions to the field of philosophy.
9. Women During the Enlightenment: Roles & Treatment
In this lesson, we explore the traditional gender roles for women in 18th century Europe and how the Enlightenment affected attitudes that encouraged future change.
10. Denis Diderot and the Encyclopedia
In this lesson, we explore the life of the 18th-century French philosopher Denis Diderot and the project that eventually consumed over 30 years of his life, the Encyclopedia.
11. Enlightened Despots in France, Austria & Prussia: Reforms & Goals
In this lesson we explore the term 'Enlightened Despotism' and how it pertains to the domestic politics of several 18th-century Western and Central European nations.
12. Enlightened Despots in Russia: Reforms & Goals
In this lesson, we explore the term enlightened despotism and the two rulers that most closely resemble enlightened despots in eighteenth-century Russia, Peter the Great and Catherine the Great.
13. Lexington, Concord and Bunker Hill: The American Revolution Begins
Following the Boston Tea Party, Massachusetts was placed under the command of the British army. Rumors of a rebellion led to an attempted raid on the militia's arsenal. The events that followed at Lexington and Concord touched off the American Revolution.
14. British Loyalists vs. American Patriots During the American Revolution
In this lesson, learn about the difficult decisions faced by individuals as the American Revolution erupted. Would you have been a Loyalist or a Patriot? Are you sure about that?
15. The Declaration of Independence: Text, Signers and Legacy
After 12 years of tension and fighting, the colonists and their leaders were ready to declare themselves a new country, independent of Great Britain. This lesson examines the motives, the text, and the legacy of America's Declaration of Independence.
16. The Ratification of the Constitution and the New U.S. Government
The U.S. Constitution may be one of the most important documents in history, but it wasn't a sure thing. A lot of debate took place. There were many people passionate about ratification, and many people passionate about ensuring it didn't get ratified. The divide over the Constitution shows us the root of political parties in the U.S.
17. The Bill of Rights: The Constitution's First 10 Amendments
The Bill of Rights was pivotal in getting the U.S. Constitution ratified. More importantly, the Bill of Rights guarantees the rights of every citizen of the United States in a way that is nearly unequaled.
18. What is Democracy? - Definition, Types & Principles
In this lesson, we will study the nature of democracy. We will define the term, take a look at the types of democracy, and examine its basic principles.
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Other chapters within the McDougal Littell Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction: Online Textbook Help course
- Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction Prologue: Connecting With Past Ideas
- Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction Chapter 1 : European Renaissance & Reformation (1300-1600)
- Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction Chapter 2: The Muslim World Expands (1300-1700)
- Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction Chapter 3: An Age of Exploration & Isolation (1400 - 1800)
- Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction Chapter 4: The Atlantic World (1492-1800)
- Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction Chapter 5: Absolute Monarchs in Europe (1500-1800)
- Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction Chapter 7: The French Revolution and Napoleon (1789-1815)
- Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction Chapter 8: Nationalist Revolutions Sweep the West (1789-1900)
- Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction Chapter 9: The Industrial Revolution (1700-1900)
- Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction Chapter 10: An Age of Democracy and Progress (1815-1914)
- Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction Chapter 11: The Age of Imperialism (1850-1914)
- Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction Chapter 12: Transformations Around the Globe (1800-1914)
- Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction Chapter 13: The Great War (1914-1918)
- Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction Chapter 14: Revolution and Nationalism (1900-1939)
- Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction Chapter 15: Years of Crisis (1919-1939)
- Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction Chapter 16: World War II (1939-1945)
- Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction Chapter 17: Restructuring the Postwar World (1945-Present)
- Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction Chapter 18: The Colonies Become New Nations (1945-Present)
- Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction Chapter 19: Struggles for Democracy (1945-Present)
- Modern World History - Patterns of Interaction Chapter 20: Global Interdependence (1960-Present)