ENG 2D, Wednesday April 29th: Presentation Work

Today, you have two things to focus on… Make sure that your presentation is built around arguments (remember…answer your questions). Provide evidence that supports these arguments; remember, providing specific details will help you meet the time requirements. You also need to work on the visual element of your presentation.  Regardless of the form you choose,…

ENG 2D, Monday, April 27th: Work Period

Ladies and Gents, Your goal today is to collect all relevant quotations, information, and details that will help you answer the question you’ve chosen for your topic. By the end of the period, you should have all the content you will need (including relevant page numbers) to fully answer the question. Remember, too, that each…

CHY 4U, Thursday April 30th: A Bold Declaration

It is imperative that you understand how quickly things were changing in France.   While there were signs of discontent throughout the 1780s, the political/revolutionary action we talked about yesterday started in 1789. Louis XVI called the Estates General in May 1789 The 3rd Estate declared itself the National Assembly (and took the Tennis Court Oath) …

CHY 4U, Wednesday, April 29th: The Defining Moment

The French Revolution was so tumultuous that one of the few constants was change. Remember the pendulum from last week? The incredible intensity of its swings led to numerous “defining moments” that were sometimes antithetical to the moments/events that preceded them. Add the length of the Revolution (which, depending on who you ask, lasted anywhere from 10 years to several centuries) and choosing…

CHY 4U, Monday April 26th: Reading Like a Marxist

Today, we will conduct a simple jigsaw, arguably the most poorly named classroom activity ever. Each group will choose one of the following headings from pages 171-178 Communities (including Rural) Poverty and Politics Urban Community Intellectual community  Pre-Revolutionary Family,.including Marriage Education To add a little proletariat spice to the activity, you will read from a…

CHY 4U: Absolutism for Dummies

Disclaimer: in no way am I suggesting that you are dummies. Today is your lucky day! The publisher of the Dummies series of books (Programming for Dummies, Parenting for Dummies, Pugilism for Dummies) has finally broken away from its cult-like obsession with the letter P. The publisher’s new focus is the letter A. The first new…