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Chapter 10: Revolution and Enlightenment

Unit 2: The Early Modern World, 1400–1800

Chapter 10:  Revolution and Enlightenment 1550-1800

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Academic Expectations: Historical Perspective (2.20)

Program of Studies:  SS-H-HP-S-1 (Part B) Specific Below

Thoughtful Ed. Activity:  Vocabulary Notebook, Web Notes, Give One Get One


 Students will:

SS-H-HP-U-2:   History is a series of connected events shaped by multiple cause-effect relationships, tying past to present.


SS-H-HP-U-4:   Advances in research, science and technology have a significant impact on historical events, American society, and the global community.


SS-H-HP-U-WC1:   Students will understand that: world civilizations (e.g., African, Asian, European, Latin American, Middle Eastern) can be analyzed by examining significant eras (Renaissance, Reformation, Age of Exploration, Age of Revolution, Nationalism and Imperialism, Technological Age, 21st Century) to develop chronological understanding and recognize cause-effect relationships and multiple causation.


Learning Targets (I Can’s)


  • Describe the Scientific Revolution.
  • Define the Universal Law of Gravitation.
  • Explain Descartes role on rationalism.
  • Describe/Define the Scientific Method.  VOCABULARY NOTEBOOK


  • Describe The Enlightenment.
  • Define Laissez-Faire.
  • Describe the Social Contract.  VOCABULARY NOTEBOOK


  • Analyze the impact of the Enlightenment.
  • Define Enlightened Absolutism.
  • Describe the War of Austrian Succession.
  • Analyze the Seven Years’ War.  BOGGLE ACTIVITY


  • Describe the reasons for the American Revolutionary War.
  • Define Federal System.
  • Explain the Bill of Rights.  REFLECTION STEMS