Monday, March 16, 2015

WHI Day 46: Catholic Reformation and Thomas Hobbes/John Locke

* Please get all missing and late work in by the end of the day Tuesday*

Setting the Stages
Martin Luther, as well as other religious reformers, question that Church's power beyond the realm of religion.  As the Church felt it's power and influence lose ground, they tried to gain that power back.  In the wake of the Reformation, scholars and philosophers began to reevaluate old notions about other aspects of society.  They sought new insight into the underlying beliefs regarding government, religion, economics, and education.  This movement, the Enlightenment, started from some key ideas put forth by two English political thinkers of the 1600s, Thomas Hobbes and John Locke.

Activities
1.  The Catholic Reformation
        a.  Students will be allowed minimal time to finish the "Catholic Reformation" informational
             sheets.  A classroom discussion will follow.
        b.  Catholic Reformation Attachment
2.  Hobbes vs. Locke
        a.  Students will examine the political ideas expressed by both Thomas Hobbes and John Locke.
        b.  Pros and Cons of each political thinker will be discussed.
        c.  Which viewpoint of government do you agree with?  Explain your opinion.
      

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