John Locke Mini-lesson
This mini-lesson introduces students to the ideas and writings of John Locke that influenced the likes of Thomas Jefferson and other Founding Fathers.
Partner Resources for this Lesson Plan include:
- Analyze the ideas behind America’s founding documents.
- Identify the ideas of various Enlightenment thinkers who influenced America’s founders.
- Recognize how various individuals and groups contributed to the development of the U.S. government.
- Big Ideas: tablua rasa/ blank slate, state of nature, natural rights (life, liberty, property), purpose of government, social contract, An Essay Concerning Human Understanding
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