Social Studies Projects
Absolutism & Enlightenment
Select a monarch and enlightenment thinker of your choice. What do these individuals have in common? Where do they differ? Would these two historical figures would have been friends or foes? Support your argument with convincing evidence from reliable sources of information.
List of Monarchs and Enlightenment Thinkers
Scholarly Resources for Research
Source #1 - video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J0B28_gwj0M
Watch the video on the Age of Enlightenment and answer the questions in your research notes packet.
Source #2 - Encyclopedia Britannica: http://www.school.eb.com/comptons
Source #3 - Gale World History in Context: http://ic.galegroup.com/ic/whic/home
Explore these sources for information about the life of your monarch AND enlightenment thinker. Complete the chart in your research notes packet.
Now, complete the rest of your packet using the research notes you've taken. Synthesize your research findings and decide whether your monarch and enlightenment thinker would have been friends or foes. Your evidence needs to be convincing and reliable! You will express your evidence in a flipbook slide show.
Flipbook Slide Show Africa example
So you say you want a revolution?
Choose one of the following essential questions related to your language arts curriculum. You will explore several pre-selected sources for your research. Be sure to use the correct color Source Notes page for each quality source you use. For any source you use, always ask yourself these questions as you do your research:
What causes people to revolt?
Content: The causes of the French Revolution. You will determine why the people of France rose up to overthrow their government and their King.
Introductory Video - Everyone watch this first and take notes using Source Notes for Online Video.
Encyclopedia Britannica - Take notes using Source Notes for Online Encyclopedia Database
Causes through Art - Take notes using Source Notes for Image. This is a primary source.
Thomas Jefferson: Onset of the French Revolution - Take notes using Source Notes for Internet Web Site. This is a primary source.
Social Causes of the Revolution - Take notes using Source Notes for Internet Web Site.
What were living conditions like in France at the time just before the Revolution began?
How was the government set up (who held the most power)?
What rights did the common man (lower class) have?
EXPRESS: You will express your findings for the "causes" essential question in a comic book. Look at the rubric for the comic book to ensure that you've covered all necessary components of the project.