In the cartoon, ‘religion’ is seen as being ‘stamped out’ by the Enlightenment ideals of key philosopher Thomas Paine.
Having worked out the message of this source, students examine a range of evidence to judge the extent to which its message is accurate. They answer the question: did the Enlightenment really spell the end for religious faith?
Students finish by writing a caption for the cartoon, outlining its message about the Enlightenment and religion.
They will also explain the extent to which it provides an accurate assessment of the impact of the Enlightenment.
- Lesson presentation: PowerPoint
- Lesson write-up: PDF
- Resource 1: PDF
- Worksheet 1: PDF