Galileo and his discoveries were followed by other scientific revoluitons….Newton and gravity, etc…
11/12/13 (after checking unit work through 11/8)…
Nature of makind...inherently good or bad in your opinion??
Hobbes vs. Locke
Why are you in general on the “people are good” (LOCKE) or “people are bad” (HOBBES) side?
Read first two pages of the reading….A) What’s the main point, theme?
B) Underline or highlight most important word, phrase, and sentence
3) Read pages 3-4 and underline main portions that you disagree with.
As a group and individual…create higher level questions regarding the nature of mankind, Locke vs. Hobbes.
Higher level questions, ask the answerer to:
Imagine, predict, argue, persuade, infer……….
e.g.- If Hobbes philosophy is true, then how can a democracy like ours be as successful as it is has been?
Throughout most of human history, people have not been equal, so how can Locke claim that mankind exists in a state of “natural equality”??
Seminar, fishbowl re Locke/Hobbes…
11/14 and 11/15….Locke’s ideas= portal into the age of Enlightened thinking in Europe, the rest of the world, because he brought to light the idea of natural rights of mankind, which is the foundation of modern democracy and the idea that people have the right to govern themselves.This idea/ENLIGHTENMENT, in the face of brutal absolute rulers, laid the foundation for revolutions all over the world that dramatically changed human history!!!
VS. DEMOCRACY/REPUBLIC/REPRESENTATIVE GOVERNMENT
So…Locke’s (and others like him) ideas led to Enlightenment…and the Enlightenment was “spread” by famous writers and thinkers…particularly in France.
Why was the American Revolution a “big deal” to the rest of the world???
Terms to know: Chapter 6, Section 4
Declaration of Independence-
Bill of Rights-
The kind of Democracy the America created and is still modeled for the rest of the world (Federal Republic) Page 209-
Page 212 gives a nice summary of where we’ve “been” so far…
Absolutism…Scientific Revolution..Enlightenment..Spread of Ideas…Am Revol……..and then other major revolutions to follow!!!!!
Like the French Revolution..
Anticipation Guide (11/18 and 11/19)
Respond to statements “pre and post” reading…
*Statement 1- Citizens have a responsibility to change an unjust government.
After reading Chapter 7/Section 1 (217-221), you should know 4-5 causes of the French Revolution. 1) A messed up and uneven system (1st, 2nd, and 3rd estate thing) 2) Bad economy 3) Bad leader (Louis XVI) 4) Motivated 3rd estate leaders take action and storm the Bastille