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April 29

posted Apr 29, 2013, 5:21 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Apr 29, 2013, 10:31 AM ]
Day 58--

Learning Target ImageWhat will I be able to do when I've finished this lesson?How will I  accomplish this task?  How will I show that I have done this?How well will I have to do this?
 I will be able to explain how the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen helped define the ideals of the early days of the French RevolutionI will complete a close reading of the document, along with other documents from the founding of the United States.  I will complete an annotated copy of the Declaration with one or two other students. This is a formative assessment and will help me with my summative assessments in this assessment cycle.

HowStuffWorks says the following about one of the key documents of the French Revolution

Rights of Man, Declaration of the, the charter of liberty adopted by the National Constituent Assembly of France in August, 1789, when the French Revolution was in its early stage. The declaration affirmed that all men have equal and inalienable rights and that the purpose of government is to preserve those rights. It listed the rights as “liberty, property, security, and resistance to oppression." Liberty was defined as “the power to do anything that does not injure others." The declaration guaranteed protection from arbitrary arrest and the assent of the people to taxation. It endorsed free communication of ideas, but with the provision that this freedom was subject to legal restrictions against abuse.

The Marquis de Lafayette, inspired by the Declaration of Independence of the American Revolution, in which he had fought, was one of the authors of the French document. The declaration was made a part of the French constitution of 1791 and influenced later constitutions of France and of other nations. It reflected the writings of John Locke and Jean Jacques Rousseau, and was a classic statement of 18th-century liberalism.

--- http://history.howstuffworks.com/european-history/declaration-of-the-rights-of-man.htm

Open a Read-only copy of The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen then make a copy that you can edit. Share the copy with your partner(s) so you can work on the same document. 
Your job is to spend some time with the "DotRoMaotC" and look for ways that it was influenced by both the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights. 
(You'll find copies to each of them at these links:  Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights)

As you find parallels between the documents, use the Insert Comment feature of your Google Doc (or Ctrl + Alt + M) to make a comment that explains how you see the two (or three) documents expressing similar ideas. When you use the Comment feature, you need to highlight text in the DotRoMaotC and then explain the connection you see. Highlight only as much of the text as you need to in order to explain the connections. Here's an example:

 The original text     Your focus on certain words or phrases And then you Your explanation of the connections you see.
 1. Men are born free and remain free and equal in rights. Social distinctions can be based only on public utility. 1. Men are born free and remain free and equal in rights. Social distinctions can be based only on public utility.
 Insert Comment
Ctrl + Alt + M
These words are almost the same as Thomas Jefferson's in the Dec. of Independence when he says "all men are created equal"

When finished, make sure all group members have their name on the document. Turn it in to the daily work (formative) dropbox, and name your partners in the comment text field.

HOMEWORK: Tonight finish the reading assignment and questions from Friday: Chapter 11.2: Radical Revolution. On Friday, you were supposed to complete parts 1 & 2. Now complete 3 & 4, as well as the chart at the end. Be ready when you come to class tomorrow.