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
To add a little proletariat spice to the activity, you will read from a Marxist perspective. This means you must look for evidence of class struggles, class inequality, and unequal power structures. In your notes, write 3-4 solid points from your short reading (again, make sure you concentrate on those bits that would infuriate a Marxist).
After 15 minutes or so, Mr. Houghton will ask you to rotate. You know how this works, ladies and gents: one person stays behind as the group moves on to another station to learn more about Pre-Revolutionary France. When you have completed all the rotations, you should have a detailed account of Pre-Revolutionary France from a Marxist perspective, which should come in very handy at your next pro-Marxist rally.