Rene Descartes Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts


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Which of these was NOT something that Rene Descartes was?

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1. What was the greatest sadness of Rene Descartes' life?

2. Who was Rene Descartes tutoring when he died in 1650?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Find out what you know about the life of Rene Descartes by answering these questions. Key topics on the quiz include the jobs he had and the biggest sadness of his life.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These areas of interest will be covered:

  • Person whom Descartes was tutoring when he died
  • Descartes' lasting legacy
  • One thing he didn't accomplish in his life

Skills Practiced

  • Reading awareness - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on Rene Descartes, like how he's remembered today
  • Remembering details - remember what you've learned about the biggest tragedy in his life
  • Learning practice - use what you know to answer questions about the fields he worked in and some of the things he accomplished

Additional Learning

Learn more about this famous figure with the lesson called Rene Descartes Lesson for Kids: Biography & Facts. You'll be taught about the following:

  • One of Descartes' most famous quotes
  • His early life and success at school
  • Beginning of his career and travels
  • Descartes' inventions in mathematics
  • His ideas about religious tolerance
  • The way he died