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Teaching The Enlightenment: An Overview

The Enlightenment: An Overview

The Age of Enlightenment was a period of time in the 18th century when there was a change in the ideas that people had about the way they lived. It was based on the idea that all humans have the same needs and should enjoy the same rights.\n\n\nThe Age of Enlightenment gave people new ways to think about their lives. This made them want to change the system to make it fairer for everybody. The ideas of the Enlightenment led to the action of the American and French Revolutions, which put the ideas of the Enlightenment into action.

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ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

How did the Enlightenment change the way people saw the world?
STANDARDS:
RI.4 - Key Terms & Tone, W.4 - Clear writing, WH.07 - Age of Revolutions (1750-1914)

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3,4
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