Global History: Enlightenment

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The core ideas of the Enlightenment—reason, knowledge, and freedom—represented a rebellion against the despotic control of absolute monarchs. As part of the study of the movement, class members assume the voice or either a monarch or an enlightened philosopher and craft a project that gives voice to their beliefs.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Rather than a lecture, ask class members to research and present information on how Enlightened philosophers were censored
Classroom Considerations

  • The unit is designed to follow a study of abuse of power by absolute monarchs and how and why the Enlightenment began

  • Rubrics are provided for each project
  • The RAFT projects are designed to meet the needs of the tiered groups

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