March 9

posted Mar 9, 2012, 5:49 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Mar 9, 2012, 8:53 AM ]
If you haven't finished with the  Enlightenment People activity from Wednesday, you may want to get together with your group and finish. 
Or you could work on your slideshow
Or you could actually start working on your assessment
Remember: It's due Monday (at 9 pm) and you'll need to come in at lunch afterward until you get it turned in. 

Also important to prepare for the assessment is a familiarity with key vocabulary terms. Do you know what all these terms mean? You should, to be ready to use in your assessment. 
geocentric (304)
heliocentric (304)
conception (304)
scientific method (309)
philosopher (302)
philosophe (312)
laissez-faire (314)
social contract (315)
salon (316)
enlightened (318)
rococo (326)

If you know all those words, and are ready to use them in meaningful ways in your assessment, you might want to return to your slideshow to keep improving it and adding to it, or you might want to begin writing your assessment response. See below for details:

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. 

Compose your answer in Google Docs. Copy & publish to your Blog by 9 pm on due date (March 12th)

Students who miss deadline will be assigned working lunch until assessment is completed. L

Use the information from homework and classroom assignments to help form your opinions and your response. Additional web resources to help you go beyond the textbook are available below. 
You'll find all the details about how your response will be graded on the attached PDF document, but here is a checklist to help you complete your task well:

Have you...
  • Written a clear & inviting introductory paragraph?
  • Included a clear thesis statement in response to key question above?
  • Used effective transitions to move your reader easily between paragraphs and sentences?
  • Finished with clear and authoritative conclusion?
  • Provided a clear, accurate explanation of the movement from a geocentric to a heliocentric view of the universe?
  • Provided ample, accurate examples from additional classroom material to your support thesis?
  • Provided ample, accurate from your own research or personal experience to support your thesis?
  • Clearly focused on causal connections between your chosen examples?
  • Clearly connected examples to your thesis statement? 
    • Answer the "So What?" question ("This shows that....") as you close each section.
  • Included relevant content-related vocabulary? 
    • Highlight vocabulary words you've used to help them stand out to your reader (and yourself)
  • Used 2 or more references in addition to class text? 
  • Cited all evidence correctly (format, location, punctuation)?
  • Listed all references used & use all references listed?
  • Formatted all references and complete list correctly?
  • Followed standard spelling & capitalization rules?
    • Need help with capitalization? Check out this guide.
  • Used complete sentences (except where fragments are used for effect)?
  • Labeled your blog as History?
  • Titled your blog: Assessment 11, or something even more appropriate?

The following links can help you find information to help with this assessment. Use them to help with your independent research. NOTE: You do not have to use these links for your outside research. Feel free to search using your favorite search engines and best searching techniques. But if you may use the lists below to help access information to help you with your assessment. 

Name Page #   Website
John Locke310 
Montesquieu (Charles- Louis de Secondat)312 
Voltaire (Francois-Marie Arouet)312 
Denis Diderot313

Adam Smith


Cesare Beccaria


Jean-Jacques Rousseau


Mary Wollstonecraft


Marie Therese de Geoffrin


John Wesley

 Frederick the Great     320   
 Maria Theresa    320    
Joseph II 320        
 Catherine the Great    321    
 William Pitt the Elder    324    
 Balthasar Neumann 326    
 Antoine Watteau 326    
 Giovanni Battista Tiepolo 326    
 Johann Sebastian Bach 327    
 George Handel 327    
 Joseph Haydn 327    
 Wolfgang Mozart 327    
 Henry Fielding 327