Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Rousseau's ideas about natural and general rule, representative and direct democracy, and the role of government are the focus of this informational packet that also looks at how these ideas influenced the American form of government.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • While the simplified explanations are appropriate for younger kids, ask older learners to investigate Rousseau and his ideas in greater depth
Classroom Considerations
  • The seventh in a series of 16 related resources that provide information about philosopers and philosophic ideas that influenced the form of American government
  • The packet includes a brief overview of Rousseau's ideas, worksheets, games, and a writing prompt
  • The explanations lack the depth to engage higher level learners