You have been invited to a Christmas Party/Enlightenment Salon at UA. You will have the pleasure of taking tea (and cookies) with influential individuals who shaped European thought and politics throughout the Era of Absolutism and the Enlightenment.
This assignment has two parts: an essay and participation in a seminar. Both count as separate test grades. (20 pts. each)
The Paper: Your job is to assess your individual’s impact on history. You will formulate a thesis concerning this individual’s mark on history and defend your thesis in a 5 paragraph essay. Your individual is significant to this era because…
Participation in the Seminar counts as a separate test grade. Your grade is determined by your ability to engage in the discussion as your assigned individual.
Did your individual have some things to say about ….
|John Locke||Thomas Hobbes||Jean-Jacques Rousseau||Baruch Spinoza|
|Rene Descartes||Denis Diderot||Frederick the Great||Catherine the Great|
|Voltaire||Peter the Great||Cesare Beccaria||Mary Wollstonecraft|
|Louis XIV||Adam Smith||Baron de Montesquieu||David Hume|
|Olympe de Gouges||Francis Bacon||Galileo||Mary Astell|
|Age of Reason||Enlightenment|
Compile a list of search terms to begin your research. These should include the name of the individual that you are researching or the particular discovery, idea, theory, development, or invention with which they are associated.