The link between the Scientific Revolution and the Enlightenment is important for students to understand when they're studying this time period. It is clear evidence that a way or method of thinking can have an impact on a wide variety of social issues. In this case, embracing logic and reason in science inspired a whole new way to look at government.
In this activity, students will create a T-Chart that provides examples of how old ways of thinking about science were transformed by reason and logic. The storyboard must have:
Students could create additional examples of political changes that happened as a result of reason. Students should also address the following question: "Why was the application of reason and logic to scientific problems easier than applying the same concepts to political and social problems?”
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Create a storyboard that shows how the old ways of science were changed by reason and logic.