Daily Lessons for Teaching Two Treatises of Government

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Lesson 1 (from The First Treatise of Government, Chapters 1-5, pp. 5-36)

Objective

The First Treatise of Government, Chapters 1-5.

The objective of this lesson is to explain how monarchy is based on absolutism and creates slavery.

Lesson

1) For Class Discussion: Locke declares that slavery is in direct opposition to what the nation stands for. Why is this so?

2) Group Discussion: What kinds of freedom can the people have in a monarchy? Do you think all monarchies are absolutist? Why or why not?

3) Individual Writing Assignment: Describe what absolutism means to you in a few paragraphs.

4) For homework:

a) Journal Writing: Do you think that Locke presents a convincing argument? Why or why not? Explain in a paragraph.

b) Reading Assignment: Read the first five chapters of John Locke's First Treatise of Government.

Lesson 2 (from The First Treatise of Government, Chapters 1-5, pp. 5-36)

Objective

According to Filmer, Adam's power over his family is equal to the king's supremacy over his subjects. The objective of this lesson is to...

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