Unit 3 Essential Questions and Enduring Understandings
During this unit of inquiry, students are going to be evaluating, debating, and examining the various scientific and enlightenment influences that changed the world as we know it, forever. Students will be participating in multiple debates to argue and decide how science was used to determine and make ground breaking discoveries throughout this century of study. We will also look at how this new way of thinking lead to the period of Revolution throughout the world. We will also look at and evaluate the use of propaganda during this time and understand how and why it was used.
Why do people resist new ideas or major changes?
What is Science?
What is the relationship between science and religion?
How did the Scientific Revolution influence government, society and the arts in different places around the world?
What scientists changed the way people viewed science?
What were the social effects of the Enlightenment?
How did the Enlightenment ideas influence politics and how did they affect Europe's individual nations that were chiefly guided by the self interest of their rulers?
- Identify adcances in science and the scienctists that challenged the old view of the world.
- Understand that scientific discoveries and the belief that ideas could be tested and confirmed led to new ways of thinking about society.
- Describe the ideas of the Enlightenment and how they influenced society, government, economics, and the arts.
- Explain the influence of the ideas of the Enlightenment on the American Revolution and on the new government of the United States.