Agenda: Monday, Feb. 28, 2011

Quote of the Day:  "Men succeed when they realize that their failures are the preparation for their victories." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Learning Targets:
Chapter 17 and 18 Learning Targets

  1.  How did the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment provide the philosophical foundation for the American and French Revolutions?
•  The Scientific Revolution gave rise to the Enlightenment, an eighteenth-century movement that stressed the role of philosophy and reason in improving society.  Rationalism and secularism developed was a foundation for a modern worldview based on science and reasoning that spawned the scientific method.
•  Enlightenment intellectuals, known as philosophes, were chiefly social reformers from the nobility and the middle class. They often met in the salons of the upper classes to discuss the ideas of such giants as Montesquieu, Voltaire, and Diderot
•  The later Enlightenment produced social thinkers such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau and an early advocate of women's rights, Mary Wollstonecraft. Salon gatherings, along with the growth of book and magazine publishing, helped spread Enlightenment ideas among a broad audience. 

1.  Turn in Video Project Proposals.
2.  Introduce Chapters 17 and 18 - The Scientific Revolution Notes
3.  10 minute Chapter Video on Technological Advancements of the Scientific Revolution.

TAKS ELA is Tuesday.

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