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61 resources with the concept enlightenment philosophers

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National Constitution Center: Hall Pass Videos

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The National Constitution Center offers this collection of informative and entertaining videos intended to start conversations and develop critical thinking skills. Viewers learn about the rights granted by the constitution, about the...
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Ben Across the Curriculum: High School

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Benjamin Franklin: The man, the scientist, the inventor, the statesman, the legend. A 10-lesson collection introduces high schoolers to the many facets of Franklin’s character. Although developed for the International Traveling...
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Should the Colonists Have Signed the Declaration of Independence?

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Explore the Declaration of Independence in this US History lesson plan. Middle schoolers compare and contrast viewpoints of the Loyalists and the Patriots as they discuss the issue of colonial independence from Britain. They present...
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The Constitutional Convention

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
The Founding Fathers are larger than life in history books, but an engaging video resource brings them up close to your pupils. As viewers meet the founders in the National Constitution Center's Signers' Hall, they learn about the...
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Separation of Powers

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
After the Revolutionary War, the Founding Fathers were in a pickle. They needed to create a government, but how could they protect the people from a tyrant? The separation of powers was their answer! A video resource explores the history...
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Revolutionary Perspectives

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Learners go to the heart of the causes of the American Revolution. Examining political cartoons, Enlightenment documents, and firsthand accounts, they present their ideas and reflective...
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The New Chemistry: Crash Course History of Science #18

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Chemistry was a bit of a late bloomer in terms of scientific progress! Discover the Age of Enlightenment and its effects on how researchers viewed matter with an engaging video. The narrator highlights the work of Antoine Lavoisier and...
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Philosophy - René Descartes

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Whether you say it in Latin (cogito ergo sum), French (je pense donc je suis), or in English (I think therefore I am), you are expressing the rationalism of French philosopher René Descartes. Learn more about Descartes's worldview and...
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Philosophy - La Rochefoucauld

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Entering and leaving a conversation with a witty one-liner is the clever conversationalist's goal. The Duc de La Rochefoucauld accomplished a lifetime of clever commentary with his collection of 504 philosophical aphorisms, The...
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Philosophy - Blaise Pascal

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Blaise Pascal's pessimism makes way for his readers' optimism, with his famous contemplative work, Pensées. High schoolers watch a short video that summarizes the historical philosopher's worldview and most popular aphorisms.
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Philosophy - Montaigne

For Students 11th - Higher Ed Standards
You can reach achievement with an ordinary, moral life without the proper education of past philosophy! So says Michel de Montaigne in a short analysis video that succinctly explains his views on academia, the virtue of a good life, and...
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Burke on: The Sublime

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Feeling small and insignificant doesn't always have to be a negative sensation. Explore the sublime with a video analysis of Edmund Burke's 1757 work A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful,...
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An Introduction to Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s The Social Contract

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Introduce viewers to the ideas in The Social Contract with a short video that explains Rousseau's theories of personal and civil liberty, general will, and political authority.
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Voltaire

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Fascinated with the concept of good and evil, Voltaire formed his main character from the eponymous Candide, the most widely read text of the European Enlightenment. Learn more about Voltaire's life, beliefs, writing, and influence with...
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Human Nature: Good or Evil?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Whether humans are inherently good or bad is a question that has occupied philosophers for many years. Invite your pupils to consider this question with an essay. Learners must choose between the theories of Locke and Hobbes and back up...
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John Locke

For Students 6th - 12th Standards
Philosopher John Locke's ideas about tabula rasa, natural rights, the social contract, and how these ideas influenced Thomas Jefferson are the focus of an information packet that also includes worksheets, games, and a writing prompt.
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Enlightenment Philosophers (Peer to Peer Teaching)

For Teachers 7th - 11th Standards
One of the best strategies for learning is to teach what you know to others. Your young historians will be divided into groups and assigned an Enlightenment philosopher that they will then research and present to their classmates. 
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Practice Test: Colonialism and the Foundations of American Democracy

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Which document introduced the idea of limited government? What is the official beginning of the American Revolution? From the colonial period to the establishment of the Constitution, this assessment includes 40 multiple choice questions...
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Why Government?

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Why do people create governments? Where did we get our ideas about government? This is a fantastic introductory lesson for your American government class that begins by reviewing the philosophies of Thomas Hobbes and John Locke in...
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The Enlightenment, Philosophers, and Your Government

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
After learning about the Enlightenment philosophers, your young historians will take part in a fantastic project where they will determine and develop their idea of an ideal government through a written portfolio. The project asks...
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Philoso-Tea Project

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
What philosophies and ideas helped to shape the foundation of the United States government? Here is an engaging role-playing activity where your young historians will have the opportunity to take on the persona of a famous philosopher...
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Philosophy in the Age of Reason

For Students 9th - 11th
The Age of Reason, the Enlightenment, and the thinkers that shaped the western world; these are the topics touched upon in a definition-based worksheet. Young academics define six ideas that stemmed from the Age of Reason, list the ideas...
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The Age of Reason and Enlightenment

For Teachers 10th - 12th
A presentation that truly covers the age of reason and enlightenment. Nearly every facet, event, and key player in 18th Century Age of Enlightenment is covered. The information is clear, easy to follow, and lends itself well to note...
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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...