The Enlightenment Activities

Instructor: Matthew Hamel

Matt has degrees in Journalism and Business and has taught a variety of courses at high schools and universities around the world.

Giving students focused and fun activities can help them to retain important information. This lesson focuses on Enlightenment-based activities teachers can use in a classroom setting.

Enlightening Students

The Enlightenment was an exciting and transformative time for the western world. During this time, there were major advancements in scientific, political, and social arenas. The Enlightenment activities in this lesson are designed to demonstrate how the individuals and ideas from The Enlightenment era are still relevant today.

You may find it helpful to use these activities after your students already have a basic understanding of some of The Enlightenment's history, key figures, and significance.

The Enlightening Continues

The Enlightenment is known as a time of great scientific advancement and achievement. Many inventions, such as the microscope, have proven to be very significant to the modern world. This activity will help students think about how inventions can change the world by challenging them to come up with their own.

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