Begin your study of this period by reading Chapter 7 in European History. Then read “Enlightenment Thinkers and Philosophers.” Using your study guide for this unit, look up and note the major contributions for the individuals listed.  Preview of people to know (last 4 slides do not apply).The Enlightenment And RevolutionView more presentations from Greg Lehr Now we will delve deeper into the events of the period through the essay “The Medieval Synthesis” at The History Guide (when you reach the bottom be sure to continue to Part 2) and a video lecture on the development of the Scientific Revolution shared by a history teacher on his channel “DrPalmerHistory.” You do not need to prepare or submit anything for the questions or create the chart on Scientist/Philosophers (although it would be a great note-taking idea).
 The historical milestones of the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment were the products of many different minds coming together at the right time to affect changes in, well, just about every aspect of society. To keep track of everyone, you should be following the study guide handout for Unit 2, and you might find you want to add to that list as you read through these links and slide shows. Your reading continues at “The New Intellectual Order: Man, Nature, and Society,” which offers more detailed descriptions of the thinkers of the period. For a specific look at one country, read Britain and the Rise of Science. Finally, work through the slide show below.      The Scientific RevolutionView more presentations from tkester As we move from the Scientific Revolution and begin to focus on the Enlightenment, read Age of the Enlightenment for an overview of events and the people involved. Then, read Seventeenth Century Enlightenment Thought from World Civilizations. Finally, proceed through the slideshow below.  The Enlightenment 1View more presentations from marshascottAs we move from the Scientific Revolution and begin to focus on the Enlightenment, read Age of the Enlightenment for an overview of events and the people involved. Then, read Seventeenth Century Enlightenment Thought from World Civilizations. Finally, proceed through the slideshow below.  The Enlightenment 1View more presentations from marshascott  Complete these questions after reading through the text, websites, and slideshows and after viewing the videos in this chapter. Create a word processing document titled “Revolution and Enlightenment.” Copy the following questions to your document and answer in complete paragraphs (5 to 7 sentences). Be sure your answers are in your own words and not just copied from the reading. Terms: define each of these in your own words:

  • Scientific Method
  • Social Contract
  • State of Nature
  • Separation of Powers
  • Natural Rights
  1. What developments in thought and technology paved the way for the Scientific Revolution?
  2. Describe the accomplishments of Copernicus and Vesalius. Why were they considered founders of the Scientific Revolution?
  3. Describe three unique discoveries resulting from the Scientific Revolution in England and name the scientist associated with each.
  4. Explain the connection between scientific discoveries and the economy and industry.
  5. How did events in Galileo’s life demonstrate the conflict between the Catholic Church and the emerging scientific thought?
  6. Explain how the ideas of the philosophers were incorporated into the Declaration of Independence and the American Constitution.
  7. What contributions did Voltaire make to Enlightenment thought?
  8. Compare Montesquieu and Rousseau. How did their ideas on politics and government differ?
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