Standard 5: Analyze the causes, events, and effects of the Enlightenment and its impact on the American, French and other Revolutions.

General Information
Number: SS.912.W.5
Title: Analyze the causes, events, and effects of the Enlightenment and its impact on the American, French and other Revolutions.
Type: Standard
Subject: Social Studies
Grade: 912
Strand: World History

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Independent

SS.912.W.5.In.a
Identify differences between constitutional monarchies and absolute monarchies in Europe.
SS.912.W.5.In.b
Recognize influences of the Enlightenment, such as the Renaissance, Scientific Revolution, and Reformation.
SS.912.W.5.In.c
Recognize major ideas of Enlightenment philosophers, such as the importance of a government and natural rights.
SS.912.W.5.In.d
Identify ways the Enlightenment influenced development in the Western World, such as the spread of democracy and equality in politics and religious freedom.
SS.912.W.5.In.e
Identify ways the Enlightenment influenced development in the Western World, such as the spread of democracy and equality in politics and religious freedom.
SS.912.W.5.In.f
Recognize effects of the French Revolution, including the rise and rule of Napoleon.
SS.912.W.5.In.g
Recognize effects of the Latin American and Caribbean independence movements.

Supported

SS.912.W.5.Su.a
Recognize that a constitutional government can limit the powers of a king or queen.
SS.912.W.5.Su.b
Recognize an influence of the Enlightenment, such as the Renaissance, Scientific Revolution, or Reformation.
SS.912.W.5.Su.c
Recognize a major idea of Enlightenment philosophers, such as the importance of a government or natural rights.
SS.912.W.5.Su.d
Recognize a way the Enlightenment influenced development in the Western World, such as the spread of democracy and equality in politics or religious freedom.
SS.912.W.5.Su.e
Recognize a way the Enlightenment influenced development in the Western World, such as the spread of democracy and equality in politics or religious freedom.
SS.912.W.5.Su.f
Recognize an effect of the French Revolution.
SS.912.W.5.Su.g
Recognize that Latin American and Caribbean countries achieved independence.

Participatory

SS.912.W.5.Pa.a
Recognize a king or queen as a leader.
SS.912.W.5.Pa.b
Recognize that leaders can influence people.
SS.912.W.5.Pa.c
Recognize that leaders can influence people.
SS.912.W.5.Pa.d
Recognize an example of equality and freedom.
SS.912.W.5.Pa.e
Recognize an example of equality and freedom.
SS.912.W.5.Pa.f
Recognize an example of equality and freedom.
SS.912.W.5.Pa.g
Recognize that people fight for freedom.

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Lesson Plan

Analyzing French Revolution Documents:

This lesson will expose students to a collection of primary and secondary sources from the French Revolution. Students will analyze a cartoon, a letter, governing documents and charts. As a culminating assignment, students will draft a one-page long response linking the documents to the events of the French Revolution.

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