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History and The Enlightenment Era

Study History Through Literature from the Time of the Enlightenment using online video. Use the video subtitles to improve Reading and Literacy skills ... simultaneously!

These six online History Through Literature videos will enable you to learn about and discover the time in history known as the Era of Enlightenment.

Learn why this period in history became known as the Time of The Enlightenment. Study the time of the Enlightenment and identify how history and historical events in Industrial and Scientific change and development, revolutionary new ideas and technology, slavery and war, all came to be reflected in literature of that period in history. Discover how we can learn more about the history of that time through reading and studying literature and literary works from that era.

Learning Objectives:

  • Explain how the Seven Years War helped spark both the American Revolution and the French Revolution.
  • Describe Benjamin Franklin's role in the American and French Revolutions.
  • See how the scientific and industrial revolutions changed everyday life in Europe and America with ideals of freedom of religion, freedom of speech, free trade, fair taxation, and representative government throughout the world.
  • Identify important documents in the development of democracy and the establishment of the United States of America.
  • Learn about some of the religious beliefs and sacred texts of ancient peoples and identify the regions where different forms of faith prevailed.
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