Thursday, November 7, 2019

Miscellaneous Things to Know


* Old Science vs. New Science


*Locke vs. Hobbes
*All the philosophes
*Adam Smith & laissez faire economics
*Difference between Rousseau & Locke


*enlightened despots
       -Frederick the Great
       -Catherine the Great
       -Joseph II


*stamp act
*Bill of Rights
*U.S. constitution & Declaration of Independence

Questions to Consider:

During the 1700's, what type of government existed in most of Europe?

How did the achievements of the Scientific Revolution contribute to the Enlightenment?

What did the philosophes do to better understand society?

What did those opposed to Enlightenment ideas do to stop the spread of information?

Why were philosophes interested in sharing their beliefs with European rulers?

During the 1700's, why did government change occur slowly for most Europeans?

What convinced educated Europeans to accept the power of reason?

What was the long term effect of the ideas of Locke & Hobbes?

Writing for Tomorrow

How did Enlightenment thinkers such as Locke, Voltaire, Montesquieu, and Rousseau influence the writers of the U.S. Constitution?  Explain the beliefs of the philosophes and the specifics on how their influence is seen in the U.S. Constitution.

Review Videos

Scientific Revoltion =

Enlightenment =

Crash Course History (Enlightenment) =

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Questions to Ponder

1.) What was the motivation for conquistadors during the era of exploration?

2.) What were some new tools & technologies which allowed Europeans to begin global exploration? (Chapter 2.1)

3.) Why did the Renaissance start in Italy?

4.) Difference between Middle Ages art & Renaissance art....

5.) How does the combination of the use of vernacular & the use of the printing press in Europe alter society?

Friday, September 20, 2019

Aztec Assignment

Go to the following website:

You will create a PowerPoint over the Aztecs using information on this website.  After you click on the link, to the left, you will see icons that include the following topics:

1.) Aztec Empire
2.) Cortes' Expedition
3.) Montezuma's Messengers
4.) From Explorer to Conqueror
5.) Spainards in Technotitlan
6.) Cortes Seizes Power
7.) War Breaks Out
8.) Siege of Tenochtitlan
9.) Fall of the Aztecs

Each slide on the PowerPoint will have information on each topics with Aztec pictures included.  Please attach the finished assignment to when you are finished.

This is due Tuesday!