CHY 4U: Tweets from Pre-Revolutionary France

A Reading in the Salon of Mme Geoffrin, via Wikipedia

A Reading in the Salon of Mme Geoffrin, via Wikipedia

Today, you will read the content under any three of the headings below. The headings can be found on pages 171-178 in your textbook:

  • Communities (including Rural)
  • Poverty and Politics
  • Urban Community
  • Intellectual community
  • Pre-Revolutionary Family (including Marriage)
  • Education

Remember that you will be using your work today as the basis for our social media experiment tomorrow; during this crazy experiment, you will play the role of a French citizen, and tweet about your life. You will also be required to respond to the tweets of your countrymen…I mean classmates.

To add a little proletariat spice to the activity, you should 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 4-5 solid points from each section (again, make sure you concentrate on those bits that would infuriate a Marxist and that might give you something to tweet about).

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