Chapter 24 of the textbook explores key developments and principles of the Enlightenment. It also covers Europe’s increasing encounter with cultures around the globe that were very different (pp. 785-791). Besides this chapter, also view the video link below concerning some of the major Enlightenment thinkers.
Then, discuss the views of the Enlightenment. What ideas are still within mainstream Western society today? Which ideas resonate with you the most?
Textbook, chapter 24
Enlightenment Thinkers (Mr. Byrd; 12 min.)