March 7

posted Mar 7, 2012, 6:04 AM by Peter Knowles
First, a QUIZ over last night's assignment. 

Then, work with your group members to review the people of the enlightenment and to create connections between them. Use a Google Doc Template called Enlightenment People to identify the people whose ideas, contributions, and actions played a role in different areas of the Enlightenment. 

Here's ONE WAY that you and your group can do it.

Have one person open the Enlightenment People Template
Share it with your group members
Use the Text Color ( A ) or Background Color ( A ) tool to change the colors of different people who fit in the same category. (Enlightened rulers in Green, for example; Musicians in Brown, etc.) Whatever you choose, be sure to include a key at the bottom. 
For people who fit in more than one category, use a combination of Text Color ( A ) or Background Color ( A ), or use underlining, italics, or bold.
Then, when you're done categorizing them, NUMBER THEM based on whose work and efforts came FIRST in a certain category, whose came SECOND, etc. (If there's a tie, you can re-use numbers)

When you're done, you should have a color coded chart that shows the sequence that these people acted in history. This is an important step toward understanding both CHRONOLOGY (in what order things happen) and CAUSALITY (what makes something happen next). Both of these are key toward your ability to complete your next assessment:

Due March 12, 2012 

Standard: History 4.2

 Understand and analyzes causal factors that have shaped major events in history.

Key Question to Answer

How do people challenge, change, and build on the ideas of those who have come before them?

Content Focus

Ch 10: Revolution and Enlightenment, 1500-1800 (300-329)

Big picture: Write a response to the question above to show how well you understand History Standard 4.2. Use a clear and inviting introduction as well as strong organization to lead your reader through your response. Include multiple examples from class and from your own investigations and experiences to support your thesis. Provide citations to show where all your information came from along with a complete and accurate reference list. Use standard academic English writing to present your ideas. Also, include your slideshow as part of your blog post. 


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