The writings of Jean-Jacques Rousseau had a major impact on the Enlightenment and are considered to be among the foundations of modern political and social thought. This biography traces Rousseau's early years in Geneva, his time wandering through both Italy and France, and his contributions to Denis Diderot's Encyclopédie. From there, the biography focuses on the idea central to Rousseau's works: that people are good by nature but have been corrupted by civilization.
The biography includes a series of questions based on the reading.
In using this in my own classroom, students are encouraged to:
1. Number the paragraphs
2. Read the biography
3. Highlight answers in the reading
4. Use complete sentences
5. Identify the paragraph where they find the answer
The answer key demonstrates these steps. Academic and content vocabulary words and definitions are included.
For those seeking distance learning options, the biography can easily be converted to a digital activity using Google Slides.
You can also purchase the biography as part of a general series I have posted on Amped Up Learning: Biographies in American History.
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