History Theme 4: Dynamics and Ruptures in 17th and 18th Century Societies

The Enlightenment

This was an intellectual and cultural movement in the 17th and 18th centuries (1600s – 1700s) which emphasized logic and reason over faith and superstition.

(Optional) Crash course episode explaining the Enlightenment:

Power Point summary of the Enlightenment and ideas of some of the philosophers:

Overview of the Enlightenment

Text and worksheet about the Enlightenment for homework complete short definitions to exercise 2 only which we can review at the start of the next lesson (use Britannica Online to help you – see access codes on Google Drive):

2.1 The Enlightenment Part 2


The American Revolution

PowerPoint Introduction to the American Revolution:

2.2 American Revolution

Chapter to read for Monday 10th May:

22.4-The American Revolution

Short Video to watch for Monday 10th May:






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