Ch 10: The Scientific Revolution & the Enlightenment - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science

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Use this comprehensive overview of the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment to study for the ORELA Middle Grades Social Science assessment. Watch short video lessons to strengthen your knowledge of the subject area.

The Scientific Revolution & the Enlightenment - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you can simplify the process of preparing for the ORELA Middle Grades Social Science assessment. Refresh your knowledge of the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment so you're ready to do the following on the test:

  • Define and discuss the history, causes, and leaders of the Scientific Revolution
  • Explain the effects of the Scientific Revolution
  • Identify Enlightenment thinkers and share their ideas
  • Discuss enlightened despots in France, Austria, Prussia and Russia

Subject-matter experts provide you with the historical information you need to competently answer questions on the exam. If you have questions about any lesson topic, feel free to submit them and our specialists will assist as they are able.

The Scientific Revolution & the Enlightenment - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science Chapter Objectives

This Scientific Revolution & the Enlightenment - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science chapter covers topics found in the history content domain of the test. This domain constitutes about 50% of the total test. Prepare for questions in this section by reviewing the lessons in their video format, or by exploring full lesson transcripts with easily identifiable vocabulary words. Self-assessment quizzes and a chapter exam can assess your comprehension of the lessons, and gauge your readiness to take the test.

The assessment is designed to ensure educators in Oregon are prepared to teach social science to students in the middle grades. It consists of 150 multiple-choice questions and is taken on computer. Earning a passing score of 227 or higher can help you secure or enhance your licensure in the state.

5 Lessons in Chapter 10: The Scientific Revolution & the Enlightenment - ORELA Middle Grades Social Science
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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.

Effects of the Scientific Revolution

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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.

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