Ch 32: FTCE Social Science: The Enlightenment

About This Chapter

Get ready for the FTCE Social Science test by reviewing what you know about the Enlightenment. The lessons in this chapter will cover important figures of the Enlightenment, as well as the ideals and discoveries of the period.

FTCE Social Science: The Enlightenment - Chapter Summary

You can refresh your knowledge regarding the time period of the Enlightenment with these lessons and interactive quizzes. Our instructors designed these tools to help you review these subjects:

  • How and when the Enlightenment began
  • What the English Enlightenment is
  • Science and politics during the Enlightenment
  • Major thinkers and despots of the Enlightenment
  • The philosophical impact of Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Lessons help you focus on each subject, making sure your understanding of this time period is complete. The chapter exam will make sure you can put everything together in preparation for the FTCE test.

7 Lessons in Chapter 32: FTCE Social Science: The Enlightenment
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The Roots of the Enlightenment

1. The Roots of the Enlightenment

In this lesson, we will learn about the roots of the Enlightenment. We will learn when and how the Enlightenment began, and we will identify the central themes associated with its beginning.

What is the English Enlightenment? - Definition, Ideals & Thinkers

2. What is the English Enlightenment? - Definition, Ideals & Thinkers

In this lesson, we'll be looking at the English Enlightenment which was central to the formation of our modern society. Check out the main thinkers, their ideas and test your knowledge with a quiz.

Political Thinkers of the Enlightenment

3. Political Thinkers of the Enlightenment

In this lesson, you will explore the ideas of major political thinkers who lived and wrote during the Enlightenment in Europe. Then, you can test your understanding with a brief quiz.

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

4. 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.

Enlightened Despots in Europe

5. Enlightened Despots in Europe

In this lesson you will explore the rise of the enlightened despots in Europe and discover how this apparent contradiction became a major trend. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The Enlightenment Thinkers & Their Ideas

6. 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: Ideas, Impact & Works

7. Jean-Jacques Rousseau: Ideas, Impact & Works

Jean-Jacques Rousseau was one of the most important philosophers of the Enlightenment period. Learn about his important works, his main ideas, and how he influenced other philosophers, movements, and governments in this lesson.

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