Everything you need to understand or teach The New Atlantis by Francis Bacon.
Francis Bacon (1561-1626) ranks among history's greatest scientific and philosophical minds. He was a famous lawyer, statesmen, historian, and one of history's greatest defenders of modern science. Bacon's stated goal in his philosophical life was to destroy the then dominant philosophy of Scholasticism or the philosophy of the followers of 13th century Roman Catholic philosopher, Thomas Aquinas, which Bacon believed led intellectuals to debate pointless matters, ignore the importance of observation for learning and, in general, not contribute to the progress of science.
New Atlantis and The Great Instauration are two of Bacon's great historical works aimed at achieving his goal. The New Atlantis is a fictional narrative that demonstrates much of Bacon's high place in English literature's history and the development of English prose in the 17th century, whereas The Great Instauration is an explicitly philosophical and scientific, non-fiction work. The two are combined in the present...
New Atlantis ; and, the Great Instauration Lesson Plans contain 117 pages of teaching material, including: