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By Travis Robinson January 16, 2012Text. Read the following slides as I go through and answer the following question Directions.

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1 By Travis Robinson January 16, 2012Text

2 Read the following slides as I go through and answer the following question Directions

3 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

4 December 4, 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

5 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

6 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

7 Incorrect Sorry Try Again

8 Correct 3 Excellent!!!!!!!

9 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

10 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

11 Incorrect 2 Sorry Try Again

12 Correct 2 Excellent, Good Job

13 Discuss which of These Individuals Should be Deemed as Great Man/Women in History

14 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

15 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????

16 DUECES!!!!!!!


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