Use these 6 online educational video titles on History Through Literature to learn about and discover the Period of The Enlightenment. Study and identify how the historical events in the fields of Industrial and Scientific change and development, revolutionary new ideas and technology, slavery and war, all reflected in literature of the time and a literary rebellion. Learn why this period became known as The Time of Enlightenment
Learn how the Seven Years' War helped spark both the American Revolution and the French Revolution. The ideas of the 1700s are examined throuogh Benjamin Franklin, a self-made man who achieved success by his own industry. The works of Locke, Newton, Voltaire, Defoe, Fielding, and Johnson illustrate how the humanist ideals of the Enlightenment created a second Renaissance.