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The Spread of Enlightenment Ideas

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Looking for a simple and straightforward reference on the Enlightenment for your young historians? Check out this list of key terms and important figures from the period, followed by a traditional assessment where your learners will be asked to match historical figures with their appropriate accomplishments and respond to brief constructed response questions. Finally, your class members will read an excerpt from Rousseau's The Social Contract and consider his argument against the use of force as a means of governance.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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  • Excerpt from Rousseau's The Social Contract and follow-up discussion questions included
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