W Unit 1 – Age of Enlightenment (1600 – 1800)

Time frame 

Content Standards

  • W CS 5, W CS 6, W CS 7

Essential Questions

Learning Targets

  1. Describe how the Scientific Revolution’s impact on religious political and cultural institutions challenged how people viewed the world
  2. Compare religious, political and cultural before and after the Scientific Revolution.
  3. Identify Enlightenment Thinkers.
  4. Know what it means to Reason
  5. Predict the changes that will occur due to the Enlightenment Ideas.
  6. Identify the power structure of pre-enlightenment society.
  7. Identify new beliefs that challenge the existing power structure.


  • reason
  • enlightenment
  • natural law
  • scientific method

Learning Strategies