John Locke: Philosopher of the Enlightenment

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In 1689, John Locke wrote that individuals had the right to "life" and "liberty." Soon, his ideas spread across the world and helped create a new system of rule. In this engaging biography, readers learn about the inspiring life of John Locke and his role in the Enlightenment. Featuring brilliant images and fascinating facts, this book will have readers eager to learn more about Locke's incredible life. The supportive text, glossary, and index combine to give readers the tools they'll need to better understand ...

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Overview

In 1689, John Locke wrote that individuals had the right to "life" and "liberty." Soon, his ideas spread across the world and helped create a new system of rule. In this engaging biography, readers learn about the inspiring life of John Locke and his role in the Enlightenment. Featuring brilliant images and fascinating facts, this book will have readers eager to learn more about Locke's incredible life. The supportive text, glossary, and index combine to give readers the tools they'll need to better understand such topics as the Glorious Revolution and empiricism.

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Gr 4–5—A great feature of this series is that the volumes are complementary to one another. For example, Medieval accompanies Chaucer. It's an effective way of narrowing the focus and providing a specific experience connected to the era. Some information overlaps within each pairing, but since these are introductions, that's not necessarily a flaw as it can reinforce some key points. Oversimplification and superficiality are a risk when covering a subject as broad as the Byzantine Empire or the Enlightenment for a younger audience, but the authors do an admirable job of achieving depth while maintaining accessibility. Reproductions, photos, and sidebars break up the texts without making them too busy. Each book concludes by revisiting a tidbit from the text and inviting readers to complete a creative and thought-provoking activity.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433350146
  • Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
  • Publication date: 7/30/2012
  • Series: Primary Source Readers Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,041,023
  • Age range: 9 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: 710L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 5.90 (h) x 0.30 (d)

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