Do greater individual freedoms result in a more stable system of government?
1. Watch the video on: Individual Human Rights 2. Research and discuss: Does having more individual freedom make a government more stable? 3. review the following websites: Individual Freedom and government liked to economics then using all things from your research, discuss the symbiotic relationship of freedom with government 4. If any time remains, research the website hyperlinked to the left.
Is political change inevitable?
1. For this essential question, I would like you to talk with your parents/guardians about whether they think political change is inevitable or not and most importantly why? (there are no right or wrong answers for this assignment). 2. I would suggest that you sit together and look up several articles on the internet. Please always have your parent check the website first and if you take a website that is politically aligned with one party or another, always select a second (or as many as you need) website from the opposing view and see where information matches and/or conflicts each other. My hope is that you come to a conclusion without guidance from anyone in the media or Hollywood's political agenda, except that of your own parents/guardians and what they want you to believe. There is nothing to turn in on this assignment, just looking for you to have open and honest discussion with your parents/guardians about whether they think governments will naturally change or will they always stay the same. Enjoy the time with your parents and I hope you are able to learn many things from this.
How were French Revolutionaries influenced by the democratic ideals of the American Revolution?
How do the perceived sources of power in monarchical and democratic governments differ and how does this difference impact their resistance to change?
1. What is a Monarchical Government (Video and website)? Create a chart that shows the positives and negatives of this form of government, as well as include a list of nations in today's world that use this government 2. What is a Democratic Government (video and website)? Create a chart that shows the positives and negatives of this form of government, as well as include a list of nations in today's world that use this government 3. In a small group setting of 3-4, discuss the ways each form of government is resistant to change as well as how do they control their citizens (you may use the internet to help you formulate discussion topics, but please do not use anything off Wikipedia) 4. If any time remains, review the website hyperlinked to the left
How does social hierarchy contribute to the division of a society?
Should all citizens have equal rights regardless of economic or educational background and what role does revolution play in equal rights?
1. what is a revolution worksheet and graphic organizer? 2. what are the requirements and responsibilities of citizens in various societies? Compare and contrast the rights of Americans, English and a 3rd nation of your choice - make a list on a separate sheet of paper of how they differ and are alike 3. If any time remains, review the website hyperlinked to the left
What political and social theories from the Enlightenment influenced French Revolution?
The American Revolution was a war fought between Great Britain and the American colonies for independence from 1776-1783.
Benjamin Franklin was a diplomat for the colonists who convinced the French monarchy to help the colonists by sending troops to fight in the American Revolution.
King George III was the absolute monarch of Great Britain during the American Revolution.
King Louis XVI of France was tried and found guilty of treason by the French people. He was later beheaded at the guillotine.
Marie Antoinette was the wife of King Louis XVI who was also beheaded by the French people.
The Seven Year's War was fought between the Empires of England and France across multiple continents in the 1750's. In America, we know this war as the French & Indian War.
The Sons of Liberty were a group of colonial men organized to stop East India Company from delivering tea in port cities. They defended Americans when no one else was able to. They were the first patriots willing to defy tyranny by the British Empire in the colonies.
The First Estate of France was made up of the clergy and was the smallest class. This group did not have to pay any taxes.
The Second Estate of France was made up of the Nobility and was only about 2% of the total population.
The Third Estate of France was the largest class in France that was made up of the peasants. This group also paid heavy taxes to the government.
Thomas Jefferson was the author of the Declaration of Independence. Source #2 from the White House.
Battles of the American Revolution (SAS #202): Research five key battles of the Revolutionary War, compare details and outcomes, and evaluate the significance of each. You'll summarize what you learn to answer this focus question: Which battle had the greatest impact on the outcome of the Revolutionary War?
The French Revolution "Those who have and those who have not": Though identified as a 9th grade lesson, the plan and materials may easily be adapted to benefit 7th grade students. It examines the the reigns of absolute monarchs and the monetary crisis of the French government.
The French Revolution - The Third Estate (SAS #189): Students identify the differences among the three Estates and analyze a primary source evaluating the importance of the Third Estate.
Discovery Education: Visual images and Background Information of the following men of the American Revolution include George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams.
The Stamp Act (SAS #30): Explore the growing tensions between Britain and the American colonies and the impact of colonial boycotts to answer this question: Should the British Parliament repeal the Stamp Act? You'll take a position and defend it with evidence from primary source documents.
Discovery Education: The Men of the American Revolution Gallery Walk Guide can be used as a technology activity done with the entire class with the aid of i-pads.