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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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Literary Newspaper: Candide

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Prejudice? Religious intolerance? Political sedition? Class distinction? Plight of women? Voltaire satire, anyone? A literary newspaper offers an opportunity for readers of Candide to make text-to-self and text-to-world connections as...
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Quotes by Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, and Voltaire

For Teachers 7th - 11th
In Enlightenment quotations study guide worksheet, students read quotations and identify the speakers as Hobbes, Locke, Montesquieu, Rousseau, Peter the Great, Copernicus, Louis XIV, Galileo, Harvey, Kepler , Frederick the Great, or...
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Candide: Word Squares

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Readers of Voltaire’s satire create a word square for vocabulary drawn from Candide. The first box contains the word, the second a picture or illustration of the word. The definition is written in the third box, and learners write a...
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Picture Collage Book Report: Voltaire's Candide

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Here's an alternative to a traditional book report for your class to demonstrate that they understand and can articulate the main character's evolution and the social themes presented in Voltaire's satirical novel Candide. Your young...
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Lesson 10: Enlightenment: An Application of Reform to Political Theories

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders examine political theories. In this European history lesson, 9th graders research the work of philosophers Locke, Voltaire, Montesqueiu, and Rousseau. Students create PowerPoint presentations based on their findings.
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Unit 12: Enlightenment and French Revolution

For Students 8th - 12th
In this Enlightenment lesson, students respond to 34 short answer questions about John Locke, Thomas Hobbes, Baron de Montesquieu, Jean Jacques Rousseau, Voltaire, Denis Diderot, and Mary Wollstonecraft.
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Lesson 9: Enlightenment: An Application of Reform to Political Theories

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders consider the impact of Enlightenment philosophers. In this European history instructional activity, 9th graders examine the influence of the Locke, Voltaire, Montesquieu, and Rousseau as they research their democratic ideas.
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The Enlightenment in Europe: Ch 22

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Why study European Enlightenment? Because our governing forefathers and constitution were shaped by their words and philosophies. Presented here are facts and achievements of 8 different figures from the enlightened era. Also included is...
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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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The Enlightenment: Matching #3

For Students 7th - 8th
Who were some of the great thinkers, composers, and authors of the Enlightenment? Here are ten matching questions, where learners link the person to the work created during the time of the Enlightenment. Smith, Linnaeus, Diderot,...
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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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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 learning exercise. Young academics define six ideas that stemmed from the Age of Reason, list...
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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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Candide Study Questions & Essay Topics

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive literature worksheet, students respond to 9 short answer and essay questions about Voltaire's Candide. Students may check some of their answers online.
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Candide Quiz

For Students 10th - Higher Ed
In this online interactive reading comprehension activity, students respond to 25 multiple choice questions about Voltaire's Candide. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
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The Enlightenment

For Students 7th - 11th
In this Enlightenment worksheet, students read a 4-paragraph selection about the era and then respond to 42 matching and short answer questions about era.
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Pint Size History - French Revolution

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The History Channel's "Pub Historian" gives you the quick facts on the French Revolution. Dates, historical figures, and causes are all named. Watch this for a quick overview of key events!
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People of the Enlightenment -1600s & 1700s

For Teachers 8th - 12th
In this people of the Enlightenment study guide worksheet, learners read the notes provided regarding Locke, Hobbes, Rousseau, Montesquieu, and Voltaire.
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Candide Cubing Strategy

For Teachers 10th - 12th
Candide is a dense text. To assist in analyzing Voltaire's satire, groups employ a cubing strategy based on Bloom's taxonomy. Complete directions for the strategy, a template for the cube, a worksheet, and a topic list are included. 
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Candide: A Herber Readiness Activity

For Teachers 11th - 12th
 “Everything will end up okay if you believe hard enough.” “People create their own luck, good or bad.” Prior to reading Candide, class members respond to an anticipation guide that focuses on the issues of optimism, prejudice, and class...
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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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Is Freedom Really Free? A Closer Look at the French Revolution

For Teachers 6th Standards
What happens to a revolution undeterred? To rebels unconstrained? To a government with unlimited power? Middle schoolers investigate the French Revolution in depth and then make connections to other revolutions to determine the cost of...
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Enlightenment Philosophers

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders analyze the philosophies of Locke, Rosseau, and Voltaire comparing your philosophy to theirs on the nature of man, government, and knowledge. They read the attached excerpt from the Declaration of Independence.

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