Revolutions and Thought (1500-1800) - Study Guide

Standards:
7.10 Students analyze the historical developments in the scientific revolution and its lasting effects on religious, political, and cultural institutions.

7.11 Students analyze political and economic changes in the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries (the Age of Exploration, the Enlightenment, and the Age of Reason).

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Revolutions and Thought

Study Guide Questions

    Section 1

  1. CP 567. Which idea of ancient Greeks was adopted by the Christian Church?

  2. CP 569. What inventions helped early scientists see the world in new ways?

  3. CYP 569, 1a. How was Greek learning preserved?

  4. CYP 569, 1b. Explain how Aristotle's ideas contributed to the view that Earth was the center of the universe?

  5. CYP 569, 2a. What three factors helped renew interest in science?

  6. CYP 569, 2b. How my new inventions lead to new scientific knowledge?

    Section 2

  7. CP 573. How did the earth-centered model of the universe change?

  8. CP 575. What is the scientific method?

  9. CYP 575, 1a. What was Copernicus's new view of the universe?

  10. CYP 575, 1b. How did Newton bring together the work of Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo?

  11. CYP 575, 2a. Which two great thinkers helped develop the scientific method?

  12. CYP 575, 2b. How did the scientific method differ from previous attempts to develop knowledge?

    Section 3

  13. CP 573. How did the earth-centered model of the universe change?

  14. CP 575. What is the scientific method?

  15. CYP 575, 1a. What was Copernicus's new view of the universe?

  16. CYP 575, 1b. How did Newton bring together the work of Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo?

  17. CYP 575, 2a. Which two great thinkers helped develop the scientific method?

  18. CYP 575, 2b. How did the scientific method differ from previous attempts to develop knowledge?

    Section 4

  19. CP 582. In what ways did the English Bill of Rights influence government in the colonies?

  20. CP 585. What was the purpose of the Declaration of Independence?

  21. CYP 585, 1a. What two main influences provided the basis for government in England's American colonies?

  22. CYP 585, 1b. How did the governments set up in the American colonies reflect Montesquieu's ideas?

  23. CYP 585, 2a. Why did American colonists want to separate from Great Britain?

  24. CYP 585, 2b. How do the ideas in the declaration of independence reflect the ideas of the Enlightenment?

    Section 5

  25. CP 590. List three basic ideas or values from the Enlightenment that are still part of our lives today?

  26. CP 591. Identify two types of ancient institutions that are still important today?

  27. CYP 591, 1a. Which historical movements laid the foundation for many of the rights and freedoms we enjoy today?

  28. CYP 591, 1b. Has democracy improved over time? Explain.

  29. CYP 591, 2a. How do religious and political institutions shape our lives?

  30. CYP 591, 2b. How is American democracy unique?