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April 29

posted Apr 29, 2013, 5:20 AM by Peter Knowles
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 key events in the lives of two key figures in the French Revolution.I will read 2 short biographies and answer questions based on them.  I will turn in my work when done or at the end of the class period. This is a formative assessment and will help me with my summative assessments in this assessment cycle.

You'll be working on an in-class assignment today dealing with two people from the French Revolution: Marie Antoinette and Maximilien Robespierre. 

The handout you'll receive has a short biography of each, followed by questions for each. Here's what you need to do with it:

Create a new Google Doc where you can answer the questions about each person. Also, make a list of terms used in the biographies that you don't know; words you aren't sure of, words used in unfamiliar ways, words you've never seen before, etc. (You may want to use a highlighter or pen or pencil while you read to keep track of those words)

When you've finished answering all the questions INDIVIDUALLY, and making your list, you'll need to create a table in your document where you can compare and contrast the two people. Make a Three Column by Two Row table like the one below. Label the top row as shown.

 Marie Antoinette ONLY     Common features Robespierre ONLY

Work with one other student to gather and record details from the reading that you can fit into the three columns. What qualities, personal events, actions did they share? In what ways were they different?  (This is essentially a Venn Diagram, but without the circles, to show similarities and differences of the two people.)

Turn in your work before the end of class in the Daily Work (Formative) Dropbox.

HOMEWORK: Finish your second assignment from this unit tonight. You should already have completed parts 1 & 2 of the reading assignment about the Radical Revolution. If so, you only have a few more questions to answer. If not, tonight's the night to catch up and complete it. Have the assignment, including the table at the end, completed for class tomorrow.