Bell Ringers

Bell Ringer: The Enlightenment and the Truth

The Enlightenment and the Truth

Author Sophia Rosenfeld discussed the role that truth played in Enlightenment thinking and the development of early democracies.

Description

Author Sophia Rosenfeld discussed the role that truth played in Enlightenment thinking and the development of early democracies.

Bell Ringer Assignment

  • What ideas were at the core of Enlightenment thinking?
  • How did Enlightenment thinkers view the relationship between republics and the truth? How did this contrast to monarchies?
  • How did Enlightenment thinkers believe participation in government would affect the seeking of truth?

Additional Resources

Participants

    Vocabulary

    • Deliberations
    • Democracy
    • Epistemology
    • Jean-jacques Rousseau
    • Republic
    • Thomas Paine
    • Transparency
    • Virtue

    Topics

    Comparative GovernmentConstitutional FoundationU.S. HistoryWorld History

    Grades

    High SchoolUniversity