March 22

posted Mar 22, 2012, 4:52 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated Mar 22, 2012, 5:36 AM ]
Using last night's homework, help to create your own quiz: Complete this online survey to create questions for tomorrow's quiz.

When finished, you'll be working to understand some of the ideas that the French Revolution was based on. 
As you wait for everyone to finish the quiz question above, re-read the information about The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen on page 345 of your text, or visit the Wikipedia or Encyclopedia page to get some background knowledge. 

WHOLE CLASS: When everyone's ready---
As you read in your previous assignment, The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen was the written statement of the Revolution's ideals. Today you'll focus on a portion of it to get a sense of what the revolutionaries were trying to accomplish.

Here's how:
  1. Open either Part ONE or Part TWO of the Declaration from the Google Docs Templates. 
  2. Join with at least 2 others in class who are working with the same part as you. Move together, and away from others as much as possible. 
  3. Create a new, shared document within your group where you'll be writing your translations (step 5.3 below) and turning in.
  4. As a class, we'll read the opening section together, and discuss any words or concepts that you have trouble understanding.
  5. Then, as a group, take turns reading each numbered section out loud and discussing what each section means. As you do so:
    1. Highlight any words in your copy that you need help defining. (You can use something like to find a definition, or use the context and discussion with your group members, but be sure to highlight them either way)
    2. Discuss as a group what the whole numbered section means.
    3. Write your own translation of each section, in words that make sense to you, what the section is talking about. Make sure you use the NEW document you've created, and make sure you number your translations correctly.
  6. After reading, highlighting, discussing, and translating a single numbered section, as a group, move on to the next.
  7. Continue until you've finished your part of the document.
  8. When you're all done, you'll share your copy of the new, translated document with Mr. Knowles using a NEW PROCESS! 

If you're submitting a Google Doc: 1. Open the Google Doc you want to share. 2. Click the SHARE button in the upper-right corner. 3. Click the CHANGE link at the top. 4. Choose to allow ANYONE WITH A LINK TO VIEW. 5. Also choose to ALLOW ANYONE TO EDIT. 6. Click SAVE. 7. Copy the provided URL. You'll need to paste it into the first text field in the new class DropBox.

Homework: Complete Chapter 11, Section 2 -- Read the pages and answer the questions to complete "A Nation in Arms" (355-356) and "The Directory" (357). Homework assignment is available as a Google Document Template called Ch. 11.2: Radical Revolution and Reaction