This is a double virtual period, so your deadline is: October, 13th.
Finish watching the movie “Marie Antoinette”, by Sofia Coppola. (The link was provided by Alina in your Facebook group).
Then, answer the following questions and post them in your blogs:
Marie Antoinette is sometimes referred to as “The Teenage Queen”. What attitudes in the movie can show that?
After her first child is born she shows many changes in her attitude and lifestyle. How? Provide examples. Why do you think that happens?
Some historians have often suggested that Marie Antoinette’s behaviour helped encourage agitation in the people at the beginning of the Revolution. Can you find any instances in the movie that confirm or deny this claim?
Towards the end of the movie, we see a more mature woman. How does she show she has somehow stopped being “The Teenage Queen”?
This is our virtual period of the week after the winter break… Since I won’t be seeing you tomorrow, here it goes…
Find key information about Napoleon Bonaparte’s life (dates, early life, achievements, political career, etc) and prepare a short powerpoint, prezi or any kind or presentation with it. (This is not for any oral presentation, just to post in your blogs).
Deadline: August, 4th. They need to be ready and uploaded before our class that day, since we will take a look at them in class.
Tasks: (per group) They will be carried out in this order:
4 students prepare an oral presentation about the group you got and their leader (Include visual/media support)
2 students prepare a poster to display in the classroom with information about the group you got (similar to the oral presentations).
1 student finds a speech by the group or their leader (if you can’t find one or you feel like, you can write your own) and deliver it in class as if you were that French revolutionary.
3 or 4 students choose a famous Girondin/Jacobin and do research on their lives. In class, you will impersonate that revolutionary and introduce yourself briefly (You can bring costumes or props). Then, both groups will engage in a debate: I will give you topics. You will have to brainstorm ideas together and then deliver your answers impersonating your characters (as if you were in a session of the National Assembly, for instance). You will have the chance to ask or answer back to the other group.
Don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any doubt.
Find a picture that best represents the Girondins and one that best represents the Jacobins. Give the characteristics of each group at the beginning of the French Revolution. The due date is June, 9th.