Tuesday–Thursday. This week students will be creating a storybook about the French Revolution. Students will include in the book both the French version and a modern one. The modern revolution will apply the tactics and chronology of the French revolution to modern times.
On Friday, we’ll be watching a film titled “The Guillotine.”
Homework for the week includes notes (see Reading & Review Guide), storybook planner and book page, and vocabulary sheet.
This week we’ll be learning about the Age of Enlightenment thinkers of 18th century Europe. We will be preparing to host a salon on Friday.
The popular web site “Salon” is a nod to these earlier parties where hosts brought in the best of the best. These days it describes itself as:
“Salon is the leading progressive news site, combining award-winning commentary and reporting on the most important issues of the day. “
Similar to today’s “Ted Talks” where individuals share their intellectual ideas and others discuss them and are entertained by them. Consider this one about ethical animal behavior.
We’ll be hosting a salon on Friday. Details here: Philosophes’ Salon
Monday: Perform graphic novels in class (18.3 & 18.4)
Tuesday: Watch Russia: Land of the Tsars, Peter the Great documentary. How would you characterize his rule?
Wednesday: Finish Peter the Great (3) and review for test. Prepare Binder Checks.
Who was Queen Elizabeth? What did she believe in?
Watch Brainpop on Queen Elizabeth.
Identify key vocabulary for the chapter. Complete vocab handout.
Complete grid on the challenges Elizabeth faces; discuss options for how to decide how much of something should be produced.
Consult reading and review guide in Course Documents.
Watch “The Wives of Henry VIII”—we’ll focus on the Anne Boleyn. Keep notes from the film in your notebook for the binder check on Friday.
- Part 1
- Part 2
- Part 3
- Part 4
- Part 5
Draw the relationship between the stars, planets, sun and moon. What are other possible configurations?
In three groups, we’ll consider: geocentric theory, heliocentric theory, and Galileo’s trial. We’ll perform a 3-act play on the scientific revolution. How was it similar to the Protestant Reformation?
Galileo’s trial; discussion surrounding what the Church’s response was to his theory; primary source documents.
Construct notes and ideas about Henry VIII. What made him famous? Who were his 6 wives? Who followed him?
Construct a table in your notes depicting each reformer’s: cause, solution, and other details about them.
Consider some music videos about him and other reformers:
- Henry the VIII
- John Calvin
- The Reformation Polka
In class Friday, we’ll be creating a visual that depicts the rise of those critical of the Catholic Church and its subsequent counter reformation.