Theory

The Enlightenment

An important precursor to modernity was The Enlightenment. The Open University has a wide range of resources on The Enlightenment that can be found on the link below:


Discover More OpenLearn: The Enlightenment

After watching this documentary, students could be asked to write a profile of one of the four key thinkers covered in the programme: Isaac Newton, Denis Diderot, the Marquis of Pombal or Erasmus Darwin, focussing on their contribution to the enlightenment period.


 

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