I CAN EXPLAIN the meaning of “Natural Rights”
I CAN DEFINE “Social Compact”
DO WE NEED TO HAVE A GOVERNMENT?
WHY OR WHY NOT
Today we will be looking into the ideas of John Locke about the rights of individuals and their relationship to a government system.
As a class, we will be reading the following document:
As we read along we will be answering the questions in our class notebook on page 17.
We will make sure to pay special attention to the following definitions:
STATE OF NATURE
SOCIAL COMPACT / SOCIAL CONTRACT
Next we will fill in the following fill in the blank chart in our notebook to help make better sense of John Locks arguments:
ADVANCED AMERICAN HISTORY:
In class, each student will take home the following assignment:
This assignment will compare and contrast the ideas of John Locke against his ideological rival Thomas Hobbes
In groups we will complete the two following assignments in class:
Knowing now what we know about Natural Rights and the purpose of a Social Contract, what are your thoughts on the following video?