17th Century Philosophers Teacher Resources

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The 17th Century: Gateway to the Modern World

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
The key ideas in this 50-minute video lecture is that commerce and trade transformed the seventeenth century, that wars previously fought over religious beliefs transformed into wars over economic resources, and that the quest for goods...
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Robert Boyle and Medical Reform in the 17th Century

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
Introduce pupils to the work of Robert Boyle and his influence on medical practice through a series of informational texts and discussion questions.
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The Enlightenment: Matching Activity 4

For Students 7th - 9th
Just finished reading about the 17th century and the period of Enlightenment? Use this helpful worksheet that covers the people and events your class has just read about. Learners can use this resource to match ten different...
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An Introduction to Thomas Hobbes’s Leviathan

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
No discussion about the importance of government influence in society is complete without Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes. As explained in a short analysis video, his 17th century work details the restrictions of individual freedom, and how...
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Robert Boyle and the Mechanical Philosophy

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Young scholars read and discuss Boyle's Mechanical Philosophy and his rejection of Aristotle's theory of "Forms and Qualities." They answer a given set of questions and discuss these with the class.
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Science and Natural Philosophy Before the Seventeenth Century

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Young scholars complete a worksheet about some of the natural philosophers in history. They use graph paper and create a timeline with the dates of birth and names of a list of natural philosophers. They list four questions concerning...
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Chinese History and Philosophy: The Xia Dynasty

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students explore philosophy by answering study questions in class. For this Chinese history lesson, students identify the era in which the Xia Dynasty ruled the country and what caused them to lose power. Students complete a list of...
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On Liberty

For Students 7th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy quiz worksheet, students respond to 26 multiple choice questions about John Stuart Mill's On Liberty. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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Nuclear Energy

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Atomic theory as a philosophical study was explored even by the Ancient Greeks. The knowledge of atoms was developed in the 17th century.  This PowerPoint explains how by the 1940's, splitting of the atom was discovered and since then,...
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Sam Samurai

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Students study the history and culture of 17th century Japan by examining samurai. They review the format of haiku poetry and examine renga poetry. They examine Kamishibai, the Japanese storytelling form and apply it five facts they...
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Galileo Galilei Questions for Study

For Students 9th - 12th
In this online interactive philosophy activity, students respond to 10 short answer and essay questions about Galileo's contributions to science. 
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A Rising People: Ben Franklin and the Americans

For Teachers 5th - 8th
Students examine the Enlightenment Era and its philosophies, including philosophers. Students gain an understanding concerning what they new science was and what it led to through a series of lessons and a PowerPoint. the end by writing...
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The Story Behind Your Glasses

For Students 8th - 12th Standards
Get a new view of vision enhancement with this innovative little film. The history of man's use of lenses and the advancement of optic technology is perused with captivating graphic animation and easy-to-follow narration. Incorporate...
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Your Body Language Shapes Who You Are

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Can changing your postures significantly alter the evolution of your life? Give your learners a valuable tool to face their next stressful evaluative situation, whether it be the lunchroom table or an important job interview. Social...
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Pilgrims and Puritans

For Teachers 11th - 12th
With graphic organizers galore, learners will follow the changes of church and state in early colonial America. They look at the differences between the pilgrims and the puritans in terms of beliefs and life ways. Myths and...
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History of Plant Classification

For Students 6th - 8th Standards
Bamboo, the fastest growing plant in the world, can grow up to 35 inches in one day! Pupils learn how plants historically have been classified and determine if these traits are appropriate to use in this 17th lesson of 20. They will also...
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Political Theory - Thomas Hobbes

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Obedience and Thomas Hobbes: two peas in a pod. Learners hear about these two concepts and more of Hobbes' political theory in an informative video. A variety of primary resources, drawings, and visual aids help convey the information.
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China Overview: A Brief History of Chinese Dynasties

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Sometimes all you need is a quick reminder and a brief outline to help put information in order. Present your class with an outline of the major accomplishments, individuals, and culture that marked each of China's ten Dynasties. This is...
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Newton and The Enlightenment

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Learners rewrite and discuss Newton's four rules of reasoning in their own words. They distinguish the differences between observation and interpretation. Students perceive that perspective (in time and space) affects observations and...
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Lesson Plan for Symphony No. 4, Op. 90, Mvt. I "Italian" (1833)

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Pupils study the life and musical compositions of German composer, Felix Mendelssohn. They listen to and analyze 'Symphony No. 4, Op. 90, Mvt. I' describing how the mood of the composition is reflected in key, tempo and rhythm.
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Individualism

For Teachers Higher Ed
Students demonstrate knowledge of the understanding of American individualism, specifically four areas: decision making, expressing opinions, competition, and obligation.
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Cartesian Baseball

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners are told what a coordinate system is and also that it provides a way of uniquely describing each point on a plane or in space. They are given a practice problem along with the equation. Students solve the following problem:...
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What was Newton's Idea of Science?

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Students form logical foundations for analysis of observations. They improve analytic reading abilities through practice. Students investigate the foundations of scientific thought processes and how to apply them.
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Applied Science -Physics (4A) Post Lab

For Teachers 4th
Fourth graders explore the history of electricity. In this electricity instructional activity, 4th graders review the connection between electricity and magnetism. They do a research project on the history of electricity.