Terms: p. 550
enlightened despot-p. 553
Frederick the Great-p. 553
Catherine the Great-p. 553
Joseph II-p. 553
Taking Notes p. 550
Reading Skills: Categorize on a sheet of paper, draw a concept web to help you record information from his section.
Focus Question: p. 550
As Enlightenment ideas spread across Europe, what cultural and political changes took place?
Satire by Swift p. 551
Why did writers hide their feelings about society?
p. 550 Checkpoint: What did those opposed to Enlightenment ideas do to stop the spread of information?
Checkpoint p. 552
How did the arts and literature change as Enlightnment ideas spread?
p. 553 Checkpoint: Why were the philosophes interested in sharing their beliefs with European rulers?
p. 555 Checkpoint: During this time, why did change occur slowly for most Europeans?
Thinking Critically p. 556
Draw Inference: how do you think composing an opera is different form composing a symphony?
Determine Relevance: Why did operas appeal to composers and musicians during the Enlightenment?
Map Skills p. 553
Although the center of the Enlightenment was in France, the ideas of reform spread to the rulers of Austria, Prussia, and Russia.
Locate: (a) Paris (b) Prussia (c) Austria
Location: Which enlightened despot ruled farthest from Paris?
Draw Conclusions: According to the map, approximately how much of Europe was affected by the Enlightenment?
p. 553 Note Taking Reading Skill: Summarize
Fill in a concept web like the one below with information about the enlightened despots and their contributions.