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The Origins of Liberalism

  • Identify which ideas and conditions were most influential in the development of classical liberalism.
  • Create a traveler’s account describing the nature of a society that influenced the development of classical liberalism.

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Title: Teaching about Historical Thinking
Author/Editor: Denos, M. and R. Case
Description: This book focuses on six interrelated concepts central to students’ ability to think about history. Suggestions for teaching are included.
Published by: Vancouver, BC: TC2: The Critical Thinking Consortium,pp. 12, 13.
URL: http://www.histori.ca/benchmarks/documents/THTbrochure.pdf

 

Title:

The I Have a Dream Speech

Host:

USConstitution.net

Description:

The Web site contains the text of the "I Have a Dream" speech given by Martin Luther King, Jr.

Navigation Tips:

Scroll down to view the text.

URL:

http://www.usconstitution.net/dream.html

 

Title:

Travel Narratives

Host:

Center for History and New Media, George Mason University

Description:

The Web site contains information and teaching strategies for historical travel accounts. A sample analysis of a travel account is provided as are links to travel accounts online; strategies for examining images, objects and documents; and an annotated bibliography.

Navigation Tips:

Scroll down to access the text. Click on links to access related information.

URL:

http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/unpacking/travelmain.html   

 

Title:

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Host:

United Nations

Description:

The Web site contains the full text of the 1948 United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

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Scroll down to access the text.

URL:

 http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/index.shtml

 

Title:

Locke versus Hobbes

Host:

James's Liberty file collection index

Description:

The Web site discusses information comparing social contract theorists Locke and Hobbes.

Navigation Tips:

Scroll down to view the text. Click on "To Home page" to access additional links about liberty.

URL:

http://jim.com/hobbes.htm

 

Title:

Two Treatises of Government

Host:

Wikipedia

Description:

The Web site contains two treaties published by John Locke in 1689. The First Treatise attacks patriarchalism and the Second Treatise outlines a theory of political or civil society based on natural rights and contract theory.

Navigation Tips:

Scroll down to access a table of contents and the text. Click on blue links to access related information.

URL:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Two_Treatises_of_Government

 

Title:

The Wealth of Nations

Host:

Wikipedia

Description:

The Web site contains an overview of books by the Scottish economist Adam Smith, who published the first modern works in the field of economics.

Navigation Tips:

Scroll down to access a table of contents and the text. Click on blue links to access related information.

URL:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Wealth_of_Nations

 

Title:

John Stuart Mill

Host:

Wikipedia

Description:

The Web site contains an overview of the works of John Stuart Mill, a British philosopher and political economist who was an influential liberal thinker of the 19th century.

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Scroll down to access a table of contents and the text. Click on blue links to access related information.

URL:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Stuart_Mill

 

Title:

Rights of Man

Host:

Wikipedia

Description:

The Web site contains an overview of the book written by Thomas Paine in 1791.

Navigation Tips:

Scroll down to access a table of contents and the text. Click on blue links to access related information.

URL:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rights_of_Man

 

Title:

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Host:

Wikipedia

Description:

The Web site contains information about the Swiss philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau, whose work contributed to the development of liberal, conservative and socialist theories.

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URL:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Jacques_Rousseau

 

Title:

Liberalism

Host:

Answers Corporation

Description:

The Web site contains different definitions of liberalism and information on the development of liberal thought.

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URL:

http://www.answers.com/topic/liberalism

 

Title:

Transcript of Obama's Speech

Host:

CNNPolitics.com

Description:

The Web site contains a transcript of a speech by Senator Barack Obama on the subject of race in the United States.

Navigation Tips:

Scroll down to access a transcript of the speech and links to related information.

URL:

http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/03/18/obama.transcript/index.html

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