Ch 10: OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Age of Enlightenment

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Explore the Age of Enlightenment with this chapter's video lessons and quizzes. The information that you will find in this chapter will help you study for the OAE Middle Grades Social Studies exam.

OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Age of Enlightenment - Chapter Summary

Study material on the Age of Enlightenment with our lessons. They're designed to prepare you for the OAE Middle Grades Social Studies test. Topics that will be discussed are:

  • The Scientific Revolution
  • Enlightenment thinkers
  • Themes of the Enlightenment
  • The Enlightenment period and developments in science
  • Influences of the Enlightenment
  • The American Revolution
  • The French Revolution
  • Latin American Independence Movements
  • Revolutions of 1848
  • Great Britain, the U.S. and the Industrial Revolution
  • Urbanization

The study guide in this chapter reviews Age of Enlightenment topics via short and engaging video lessons and matching transcripts. There are timeline links below each video lesson so you can jump around areas of the lesson and determine what information will require additional study. Then, use our multiple-choice quizzes to test yourself on what you have studied.

12 Lessons in Chapter 10: OAE Middle Grades Social Studies: Age of Enlightenment
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
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.

The Enlightenment Thinkers & Their Ideas

2. 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.

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.

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.

Influence of the Enlightenment on Democratic Thought

5. Influence of the Enlightenment on Democratic Thought

In this lesson, we will learn about the impact the Enlightenment has had upon democracy. We will see how the Enlightenment helped shape modern democratic thinking.

The American Revolution: Causes & Effects

6. The American Revolution: Causes & Effects

Find out what caused the American Revolution and discover the impact of this war on the rest of the world. Then, test your understanding with a brief quiz.

The French Revolution: Timeline & Major Events

7. The French Revolution: Timeline & Major Events

In this lesson, we will learn about the French Revolution. We will examine the causes of the French Revolution and highlight the key themes and events associated with it.

Independence Movements in Latin America: Examples & Impact

8. Independence Movements in Latin America: Examples & Impact

This lesson will explore the 19th century Latin American revolutions. In doing so, it will highlight the roles L'Ouverture, Hidalgo, and Bolivar played in bringing freedom to Haiti, Mexico, and South America.

Revolutions of 1848 & the Spring of Nations: Major Revolutions, Causes & Collapse

9. Revolutions of 1848 & the Spring of Nations: Major Revolutions, Causes & Collapse

This lesson will examine the Revolutions of 1848 that swept across Europe. We will look at the causes of these revolutions and highlight the key themes and events surrounding the 'Spring of Nations.'

Great Britain Leads the Industrial Revolution

10. Great Britain Leads the Industrial Revolution

In this lesson, we will explore the Industrial Revolution in Great Britain. We will look at reasons for Britain's industrial leadership, trends in its industry, and the results of industrialization on British society.

The Industrial Revolution in Europe and the U.S.: Events & Innovations

11. The Industrial Revolution in Europe and the U.S.: Events & Innovations

This lesson examines the Industrial Revolution in Europe and the United States. We will highlight key developments and innovations and explore how the Industrial Revolution transformed society.

Urbanization & Other Effects of the Industrial Revolution: Social & Economic Impacts

12. Urbanization & Other Effects of the Industrial Revolution: Social & Economic Impacts

The Industrial Revolution had a lasting effect on class structure, urbanization and lifestyle. In this lesson, we will learn how the Industrial Revolution changed various aspects of European society.

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