Instructional Video

Political Theory - Thomas Hobbes

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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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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use as an introduction to a lesson on Thomas Hobbes
  • Give pupils a hypothetical question to answer in a debate or their journals: what would societies be like if everyone listened to Hobbes' theory?
Classroom Considerations
  • Sixth in a longer video series
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • The narrator makes the details interesting, keeping the interest of those with short attention spans
  • Various images help visual learners and also explain relevant connections to current events in government
  • Teaches concepts in a variety of ways
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