Lesson Plans World History II SOL 6f: Effects of Enlightenment on Art, Music, Literature
Standard WH II:
The student will demonstrate knowledge of scientific, political, economic, and religious changes during the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries by
SOL 6f: describing the expansion of the arts, philosophy, literature, and new technology.
Introduction: A Bell-ringer activity
Notes: Students copy-down and discuss teacher generated notes
Activities: Students complete various in class activities to support learning including video analysis, maps, charts, diagrams, graphic organizers, worksheets, text-book questions, group discussion, KWL Charts etc.
Assessment: Informal, Formal, Exit-Questions, Teacher Questioning. Quizzes, Tests, Projects
Representative composers, artists, philosophers, and writers
• Johann Sebastian Bach: Baroque composer
• Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Classical composer
• Voltaire: Philosopher
• Miguel de Cervantes: Novelist
• Eugène Delacroix: Painter (transition to the Romantic School of the nineteenth century)
New schools of art and forms of literature
• Painting depicted classical subjects, public events, natural scenes, and living people (portraits).
• New forms of literature evolved, such as the novel (e.g., Cervantes’ Don Quixote).
• All-weather roads improved year round transport and trade.
• New designs in farm tools increased productivity (agricultural revolution).
• Improvements in ship design lowered the cost of transport.
Activities That Support Lesson Plans
Don Quixote Textbook Reading Questions
PowerPoint Don Quixote Video Questions
Discovery Education Don Quixote Teacher Video Viewing Guide
Powerpoint Romantic Era Art Analysis
Romantic Era Trading Cards Instructions
Romantic Era Trading Card Pictures
The Don Quixote video from United Learning/Discovery Education is to be used with the video guide and questions above
Note: The above activities are best used with the Virginia Prentice Hall World History: The Modern Era textbook.
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