Read the following slides as I go through and answer the following question Directions
Students will be able to accurately describe Thomas Carlyle’s The Great Man Theory Students will also be able to describe the three characteristics that makes a individual be deemed as a Great Man/Women in History Students will also be able to provide three examples of Great Man/Women in History
December 4, 1795 - February 5, 1881 a Scottish sociological writer, historian and teacher This theory was popularized in the 1840s in his book On Heroes, Hero- Worship and the Heroic in History. “The history of the world is but the biography of great men” Info on Thomas Carlyle
The Great Man Theory History is about heroes and mankind is the major determinant of historical events So if you want to get a accurate picture of historical events, study the lives of great men/women in it
According to Thomas Carlyle’s Great Man Theory, what’s is the major determinants of history? Economics The Nation-State The Individuals in History Other
Characteristics of being Deemed a Great Man/Women in History They are Charismatic - a personal charm that causes others to follow They must have a certain amount of genius - intelligent or an expert in a field Must be Divinely Inspired - A product of religion
Which characteristic is NOT a component of Thomas Carlyle’s Great Man Theory A Great Deal of Charisma Leadership Skills A Great Deal of Intelligence Divinely Inspired
Discuss which of These Individuals Should be Deemed as Great Man/Women in History
Summary The Great Man Theory was created Thomas Carlyle The Great Man Theory follows history through the deemed Great Man/Women that lived in it. A Great Man/Women must be; charismatic, intelligent, and divinely inspired
Activity Get in groups of 3 and discuss whether you agree with Carlyle’s 3 attributes of what it takes to be a great man/women in history Should any attributes be removed???? or added????
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