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Growth of Nation State of Europe

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Growth of Nation State of Europe

Step 1Class discussion with students

The French Revolution is an historical event that exemplifies the power of nationalism. In 1780, the bankruptcy of the French monarchy illustrated the need for reform in order to get rid of those who had abused their privileges. Through the power of the people, change was achieved over a long, bloody conflict between the nobles and the lower class.

There are four main contributing factors that caused the French Revolution. Assign one of the factors below to each group, giving them adequate time to research and prepare. The activity will conclude with a debate to prove that their topic was the most important factor leading to The French Revolution.

Factors are:

  • The effect of Enlightenment political thought
  • The influence of the American Revolution
  • Economic troubles and the rising influence of the middle class
  • Government corruption and incompetence
Step 2Pixton comic-making activities
  • Make a Comic
    Biography of Louis XIV

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  • Make a Comic
    The French Revolution

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  • Extension / Modification
    Discuss (Extension / Modification)

    Discuss the similarities and differences between the French and American revolutions in a T-Chart.

  • Extension / Modification
    Poster (Extension / Modification)

    Design a Poster advertising the beheading of Louis XVI at the Place de la Revolution. Make sure to include relevant graphics and discuss the when, where, why, what, who, and how of the event.

Step 3Concluding discussion with students

What is a revolution? Ask your class this question. Revolutions do not just happen overnight, they build over time as feelings grow out of distrust or anger for one’s government. Revolutions can be peacefully achieved through rallies, lobbying, or other democratic processes. They also can become violent when sides are not willing to negotiate or accept change. What events, policies, or laws would need to be enforced by a government to make you want to start a revolution in your country, home, or school. As a class, develop a 10 step guide for success when leading a revolution.

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Pixton Activity: Growth of Nation State of Europe 1 Biography of Louis XIV

Instructions

Construct a Character Map summarizing the following actions during the reign of King Louis XIV :

  • Political policies
  • Military policies
  • Historical background
  • Quotes

Discuss the growing consolidation of political power achieved by King Louis XIV.

See the rubric for grading guidelines.

Rubric: Biography of Louis XIV

Use this interactive rubric for easy, thorough assessment. It can even be used by students for self-assessment!

5 4 3 2 1
Understanding of Concepts • explains with extensive detail
• numerous connections made between concept and activity
• illustrations and descriptions are comprehensive
• explains with detail
• considerable connections made between concept and activity
• illustrations and descriptions have purpose
• explains with sufficient detail
• several connections made between concept and activity
• illustrations and descriptions have basic purpose
• explains with limited detail
• limited connections made between concept and activity
• illustrations and descriptions have little purpose
• explains with no detail
• very few connections made between concept and activity
• illustrations and descriptions have no purpose
Inquiry/Research Skills • Extensive use of details; support from a wide variety of sources
• Facts are accurate and complete
• Source are accurately listed
• Considerable use of details; support from several sources
• Facts are accurate
• Sources are accurately listed
• Includes several relevant details; basic use of sources
• Facts are consistent
• Sources listed
• Some relevant details included; sources are limited
• Facts contain some inaccuracies
• No sources listed
• Very few relevant use of details
• Facts are inaccurate or false
• No sources listed
Communication • excellent communication of ideas
• statements are dynamic with extensive development
• descriptions are purposeful and well organized
• effective communication of ideas
• statements are powerful with appropriate development
• descriptions are concise and organized
• sufficient communication of ideas
• statements are consistent with increasing development
• descriptions are basic and organized
• poor communication of ideas
• statements are general with some development
• descriptions are limited and unorganized
• inadequate communication of ideas
• statement are general with little development
• descriptions are incomplete and unorganized
Style • correct sentence structure, grammar, spelling and punctuation; may include some errors in complex structures
• panels are highly organized with exceptional use of supporting details
• few errors in basic sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, or grammar; errors do not interfere with meaning
• panels have excellent organization with effective use of supporting details
• occasional errors in sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, or grammar; errors rarely interfere with meaning
• panels have basic organization and supporting details
• several errors in sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, or grammar; errors may make parts hard to follow
• panels have limited organization and supporting details
• repeated errors in basic sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, or grammar often make the writing hard to understand
• panels are unorganized and lack supporting details
Total
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Pixton Activity: Growth of Nation State of Europe 2 The French Revolution

Instructions

Design a Graphic Novel or Storyboard summarizing the main events of the French Revolution including:

  • The role of the Estates General and the National Assembly
  • The storming of the Bastille on July 14, 1789
  • The 1789 Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen
  • The execution of Louis XVI in 1793
  • The Terror
  • The rise and fall of Napoleon
  • The Congress of Vienna

Each panel should include:

  • Important historical details
  • Concise narratives
  • Accurate illustrations

See the rubric for grading guidelines.

Rubric: The French Revolution

Use this interactive rubric for easy, thorough assessment. It can even be used by students for self-assessment!

5 4 3 2 1
Understanding of Concepts • explains with extensive detail
• numerous connections made between concept and activity
• illustrations and descriptions are comprehensive
• explains with detail
• considerable connections made between concept and activity
• illustrations and descriptions have purpose
• explains with sufficient detail
• several connections made between concept and activity
• illustrations and descriptions have basic purpose
• explains with limited detail
• limited connections made between concept and activity
• illustrations and descriptions have little purpose
• explains with no detail
• very few connections made between concept and activity
• illustrations and descriptions have no purpose
Inquiry/Research Skills • Extensive use of details; support from a wide variety of sources
• Facts are accurate and complete
• Source are accurately listed
• Considerable use of details; support from several sources
• Facts are accurate
• Sources are accurately listed
• Includes several relevant details; basic use of sources
• Facts are consistent
• Sources listed
• Some relevant details included; sources are limited
• Facts contain some inaccuracies
• No sources listed
• Very few relevant use of details
• Facts are inaccurate or false
• No sources listed
Communication • excellent communication of ideas
• statements are dynamic with extensive development
• descriptions are purposeful and well organized
• effective communication of ideas
• statements are powerful with appropriate development
• descriptions are concise and organized
• sufficient communication of ideas
• statements are consistent with increasing development
• descriptions are basic and organized
• poor communication of ideas
• statements are general with some development
• descriptions are limited and unorganized
• inadequate communication of ideas
• statement are general with little development
• descriptions are incomplete and unorganized
Style • correct sentence structure, grammar, spelling and punctuation; may include some errors in complex structures
• panels are highly organized with exceptional use of supporting details
• few errors in basic sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, or grammar; errors do not interfere with meaning
• panels have excellent organization with effective use of supporting details
• occasional errors in sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, or grammar; errors rarely interfere with meaning
• panels have basic organization and supporting details
• several errors in sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, or grammar; errors may make parts hard to follow
• panels have limited organization and supporting details
• repeated errors in basic sentence structure, spelling, punctuation, or grammar often make the writing hard to understand
• panels are unorganized and lack supporting details
Total

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