Ch 20: AP World History - The Enlightenment: Tutoring Solution

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The Enlightenment chapter of this AP World History Tutoring Solution is a flexible and affordable path to learning about the Age of Reason. These simple and fun video lessons are each about five minutes long, and they teach all of the topics involving the Enlightenment required in a typical AP World History course.

How it works:

  • Begin your assignment or other AP World History work.
  • Identify the Enlightenment concepts that you're stuck on.
  • Find fun videos on the topics you need to understand.
  • Press play, watch and learn!
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • As needed, submit a question to one of our instructors for personalized support.

Who's it for?

This chapter of our AP World History Tutoring Solution will benefit any student who is trying to learn about the Enlightenment and earn better grades. This resource can help students including those who:

  • Struggle with understanding how the Age of Reason began, the main ideas associated with the period, the scientific significance of Copernicus, Galileo and Newton or any other Enlightenment topic
  • Have limited time for studying
  • Want a cost effective way to supplement their history learning
  • Prefer learning about history visually
  • Find themselves failing or close to failing their Enlightenment unit
  • Cope with ADD or ADHD
  • Want to get ahead in AP World History
  • Don't have access to their history teacher outside of class

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  • Convenient: Imagine a tutor as portable as your laptop, tablet or smartphone. Learn about the Enlightenment on the go!
  • Learn at Your Pace: You can pause and rewatch lessons as often as you'd like, until you master the material.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn about the Thirty Years' War.
  • Discuss the intellectual and social revolution that occurred during the American Enlightenment.
  • List the major themes of the Enlightenment.
  • Take a look at the ideas of the Enlightenment thinkers.
  • Explain the philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
  • Describe the innovations and discoveries in science during the Enlightenment.

6 Lessons in Chapter 20: AP World History - The Enlightenment: Tutoring Solution
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The 30 Years' War & the Birth of the Enlightenment

1. The 30 Years' War & the Birth of the Enlightenment

In this lesson, we will examine the consequences of the Thirty Years' War, as well as the birth of the Enlightenment. We will place these events in historical context and show their lasting impact.

The American Enlightenment: Intellectual and Social Revolution

2. The American Enlightenment: Intellectual and Social Revolution

For a thousand years, Europe had been living in the Dark Ages until a series of philosophical, religious and scientific movements helped turn on the lights. The Enlightenment began in Europe, but quickly spread throughout America in the 1700s and helped set the stage for a revolution against British rule.

Major Themes of the Enlightenment: Reason, Individualism & Skepticism

3. 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.

The Enlightenment Thinkers & Their Ideas

4. The Enlightenment Thinkers & Their Ideas

In this lesson, we discuss the varied and diverse 18th-century intellectual movement known as the Enlightenment. In addition to exploring its background and nature, we highlight several of the era's chief philosophers and their ideas.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Philosophy and Legacy

5. 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.

Science During the Enlightenment Period: Innovations, Discoveries & Major Figures

6. Science During the Enlightenment Period: Innovations, Discoveries & Major Figures

In this lesson, we will learn about the Scientific Revolution that preceded the Enlightenment. We will highlight the major themes, innovations, discoveries, and figures associated with this revolution in science.

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