Suggested questions and discussion starters: What do you see in the picture? Do you recognise this fountain? Where is it? Do you know what artistic style was predominant at the time?
What do we know?
What were the objectives of Enlightenment thinkers? What were their
Which aspect of the Enlightenment is shown in this image? In what other
ways did Enlightenment thinkers spread their ideas?
What were the objectives of Enlightened despotism?
How many differences can you find between this map and a current map
The War of the Spanish Succession
What caused the war? Who were the contenders for the Spanish throne?
What were the consequences of the war?
18th-century trade and commerce
Which goods were traded in Europe? What was traded in Africa? What
was traded in America?
Which social class do you think this family belongs to?