Ch 17: Glencoe World History Chapter 17: Revolution & Enlightenment

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The Revolution & Enlightenment chapter of this Glencoe World History Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the Enlightenment and various revolutions. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Revolution & Enlightenment textbook chapter.

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Chapter Topics

You'll learn all of the world history topics covered in the textbook chapter, including:

  • Causes, effects and leaders of the Scientific Revolution
  • Breakthroughs in chemistry and medicine
  • Ideas of thinkers from the Enlightenment
  • Goals and reforms of enlightened despots in Russia, Austria, France and Prussia
  • Reform in Great Britain
  • Causes and effects of the American Revolution

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9 Lessons in Chapter 17: Glencoe World History Chapter 17: Revolution & Enlightenment
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The Scientific Revolution: Definition, History, Causes & Leaders

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.

Breakthroughs in Medicine & Chemistry: Examples & Empiricism

2. 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.

Effects of the Scientific Revolution

3. 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.

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.

Enlightened Despots in France, Austria & Prussia: Reforms & Goals

5. 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.

Enlightened Despots in Russia: Reforms & Goals

6. 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.

Reform in Great Britain in the 1700s: History & Impact

7. Reform in Great Britain in the 1700s: History & Impact

In this lesson we explore the political developments of eighteenth-century Britain, from the formation and union of Great Britain to the political reforms and ideologies of Edmund Burke and William Pitt the Younger.

Causes of the American Revolution: Events & Turning Points

8. Causes of the American Revolution: Events & Turning Points

In this lesson, we explore the causes and the initial battles of the American Revolution, from the end of the French and Indian War up until the Declaration of Independence in July, 1776.

Effects of the American Revolution: Summary & History

9. Effects of the American Revolution: Summary & History

In this lesson we explore the effects of the American Revolution, which were felt not just in Great Britain and North America, but across the Western world.

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