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Lesson Plans World History II SOL 6a

Lesson Plans World History II SOL 6a: Scientific Revolution

Standard WH II:
The student will demonstrate knowledge of scientific, political, economic, and religious changes during the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries by
SOL 6a) describing the Scientific Revolution and its effects.

Lesson Plans
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
Essential Knowledge:
Pioneers of the scientific revolution
• Nicolaus Copernicus developed heliocentric theory.
• Johannes Kepler discovered planetary motion.
• Galileo Galilei used telescope to support heliocentric theory.
• Isaac Newton formulated law of gravity.
• William Harvey discovered circulation of the blood.
Importance of the scientific revolution
• Emphasis on reason and systematic observation of nature
• Formulation of the scientific method
• Expansion of scientific knowledge

Activities That Support Lesson Plans

Biography Reading Analysis Directions

Copernicus and the Scientific Revolution Video Analysis

Kepler to Galileo Letters Primary Source

Scientific Revolution Biography Reading Analysis



Video below to be used with Copernicus and the Scientific Revolution Video Analysis:


 Note: The above activities are best used with the Virginia Prentice Hall World History: The Modern Era textbook.


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