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The year 1543 may be taken as the beginning of the scientific revolution, for it was then that Copernicus published The Revolution of the Heavenly Bodies and Andreas Vesalius, On the Structure of the Human Body. Within a century and a half, man's conception of himself and the universe he inhabited was altered, and the scholastic method of reasoning was replaced by new scientific methods. The triumphs achieved by the mathematical method redoubled efforts in the field of mathematics itself, and during the seventeenth century, analytic geometry and calculus were discovered, logarithms and the slide rule were invented, and arithmetical and algebraic symbols were improved and came into common use. The need for accurate measuring instruments led to the invention of the barometer, thermometer, pendulum clock, microscope, telescope, and air pump. These and other discoveries had a profound effect. They influenced philosophy, religion, art, and political thought.
Although the intellectual movement called "The Enlightenment" is usually associated with the 18th century, its roots in fact go back much further. Certain thinkers and writers, primarily in London and Paris, believed that they were more enlightened than their compatriots were and set out to enlighten them. They believed that human reason could be used to combat ignorance, superstition, and tyranny and to build a better world. Their principal targets were religion (embodied in France in the Catholic Church) and the domination of society by a hereditary aristocracy.
A literary and intellectual movement originating in the late 17th century, the Enlightenment grew to dominate politics, culture and religion throughout the 1700ís. Every European country or colony was affected, although to varying extents, especially North America.
Assignment: Create a PowerPoint
that contains the following information on your chosen topic.
- Biography/Personality Profile/Dates
- Major Accomplishments/Inventions
- The impact each accomplishment and/or invention had on the time period.
- The impact each accomplishment and/or invention has had on the future.
- Resources used (Primary and secondary)
To be turned in to Ms. Weid on the due
- Printout of your project
- A one page "Personal Reaction" paper
- Works Cited page (in proper format) (Don't forget you can use Easybib)
- The scoring guide for your project type.
CHOOSE A TOPIC:
|Nicolaus Copernicus||Rene Descartes||Antonio Canova||John Wesly|
|Johannes Kepler||Thomas Hobbes||Jean-Antoine Houdon||Count von Zinzendorf|
|Galileo Galilei||John Locke||Jacques-Louis David||Deism|
|Francis Bacon||Hugo Grotis||Moliere||Hasidism|
|Isaac Newton||Jean-Jacques Rousseau||Jean Racine||William Penn|
|Andreas Vesalius||Immanuel Kant||Pierre Corneille|
|William Harvey||Adam Smith||John Dryden|
|Robert Hooke||Baruch Spinoza||Alexander Pope|
|Robert Boyle||David Hume||John Milton|
|Joseph Priestley||Edward Gibbon||
(Charles-Louis de Secondat,)
|Antoine Lavoisier||Cesare Beccaria||
|Maria Lavoisier||Gotthold Lessing||Johann Sebastian Bach|
|Tycho Brahe||Thomas Pain||George Fredrich Handel|
|Carolus Linnaes||Thomas Jefferson||Joseph Haydn|
|Anton von Leeuwenhoek||Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart|
|Ludwig von Beethoven|
|Frederick II the Great||Rationalism||Scientific Revolution|
|Maria Theresa||Empiricism||The Age of Enlightenment|
|Catherine II the Great||Salons|
|Madame de Pompadour|
|Marie de Vichy-Chamrond|
|Marie-Therese Rodet Geoffrin|
|Julie de Lespinasse|
Scoring guides online:
World History PowerPoint Scoring
Honors World History PowerPoint Scoring Guide
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