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Ch 22: The Enlightenment Era

About This Chapter

Get some help developing engaging social studies curriculum with this teacher resource chapter covering the Enlightenment Era. Show these videos in class or assign them for homework to help students learn about Enlightenment Era thinkers, theories and political figures.

The Enlightenment Era - Chapter Summary

This teacher resource chapter can help you teach your students about the Enlightenment Era. We've included lessons on ideas and key thinkers of the Enlightenment period, the roots of this era and the influence it had on democratic thought. You can show an entire video lesson in class or use the timeline to skip straight to specific topics within the video.

How It Helps

  • Eases planning: Take the stress out of developing curriculum when you use these resources, which are written by professional instructors who know how to present these topics to students in an interesting way.
  • Teaches key topics: From Thomas Hobbes and Rene Descartes to democratic thought and enlightened despots, these lessons ensure you're teaching your students accurate and thorough information about important Enlightenment Era topics.
  • Assesses student progress: The lesson quizzes and chapter test in this chapter provide handy ways to assess your students' comprehension level.

Skills Covered

Your students should be able to do the following when you teach them using this chapter:

  • Describe the roots of the Enlightenment
  • Discuss the enlightened despots in Europe
  • Identify prominent Enlightenment thinkers and their ideas
  • Detail the competing views of John Locke and Thomas Hobbes
  • Explain the union of philosophy and religion under Rene Descartes
  • Explore the Enlightenment's influence on democratic thought

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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