|AP European History
Instructions for Ch. 17: The Enlightenment
Read textbook and complete assignments
To participate successfully in this lesson you must read all of Ch. 17 in your textbook. This will provide the foundation necessary for establishing historical context for our discussions.
In addition to reading the textbook, you are responsible for completing the following assignments:
Ch. 17 Key Terms
Ch. 17 Reflection Questions
Ch. 17 Biography
Ch. 17 Primary Source Readings – read and complete the provided prompt for each of the following readings in the chapter:
The Separation of Powers – p. 518
The Attack on Religious Intolerance – p. 520
Diderot Questions Christian Sexual Standards – p. 521
A Social Contract – p. 524
Women in the Age of the Enlightenment – p. 525-526
The Punishment of Crime – p. 533
The Conversion Experience in Wesley’s Methodism – p. 539
It is STRONGLY recommended that you have all of your chapter assignments and readings done by Friday, Nov. 16th. In fact, Ms. Tully will offer one point of extra credit towards your Ch. 16/17 quiz for each assignment you have done on Friday (up to four points!).
Complete Four Reading Journals
On Thursday, Friday, and Tuesday in class you will have the opportunity to complete the reading summaries. Ms. Tully will provide several source books for you to use in the classroom, but DO NOT REMOVE THESE BOOKS FROM THE CLASSROOM. Seriously, don’t be that guy.
Complete each reading journal on a separate sheet of paper, then staple all the journals together when complete. Each summary must answer the following questions:
Title of document/year(?)
What point is the author trying to make in this document? Explain their central argument or thesis.
How does this document challenge existing European norms?
Can you identify if the author’s point-of-view or bias is influencing their writing? If so, explain.
Why is this author/document considered part of the “Enlightenment?”
These reading journals are due Friday Nov. 16th. They will support your participation in the salon.
Madamoiselle de Tully’s Salon – Friday Nov. 16th
Friday Nov. 16th we will hold our very own salon during AP European History. Our salon will include discussions about popular Enlightenment topics, such as
The recent discoveries in science and their role in society
The relationship between science and religion – can they truly coexist?
What is the best form of government?
Religion and it’s role in society
Human nature, knowing, and development
Whatever else you can come up with!
Every student will be expected to participate in this discussion, and a participation grade of 10 points will be assessed by how much a student participates in the salon and how well they are able to incorporate the material from this chapter into the discussion.
Feel free to dress up (professional business attire suggested!), bring in food, and prepare discussion topics/arguments for this day. The goal of this discussion is to apply historical content to current ideas and events, to hear different points of views on controversial topics, and to open our minds to new ideas and perspectives, all in a critical, engaging, and supportive atmosphere.
The List for Biographies and Reading Journals
Bernard de Fontenelle
Marquise du Chatelet
Baron Paul d’Holbach
Marie-Jeaqn de Condorcet
Marie-Therese de Geoffrin
Marquis de Condorcet
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