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Starting with a quote by Charles Dickens from A Tale of Two Cities, the slides featured in this presentation go into thorough detail about the French Revolution. It includes portraits of key historical figures, maps, and demographic details about pre-revolutionary France. Images of revolutionary figures are also displayed.
Who doesn’t love French pastries and the idea of hard work? Discover different philosophies on hard work, and the skills of French pastry chefs as the documentary concerning the “Best Craftsmen in France” or Meilleures Ouvriers de France is viewed and discussed. Learners analyze the chef preparation, mentor rolls, and the French philosophies of hard work versus intellectual work, while juxtaposing it against American attitudes. Adaptations are included that contrast the conflicts of the documentary with similar struggles of other cultures and individuals. This would serve as a great activity to explore cultural differences, or expand a home and consumer science curriculum.
Picking up at the betrayal of Toussaint L'Ouverture by Charles LeClerc during the Haitian (Saint-Domingue) Revolution, this video details the ambiguity of the role of slavery in early 1800's France. Equipped with maps, images, and vibrant, this presentation explores the events in the French colonies during Napoleon's rule. Haitian independence folds into the main events presented here, as does its effects on France and the modern nation of Haiti.
Economics students explore the impact of immigration on the economy, along with other aspects of the Muslim migration into Europe. While the lesson may be effective, the PowerPoint on which it is based is not accessible. Nevertheless, some of the questions may be useful. This should be implemented after a solid introduction to economic policy issues like growth, the business cycle, inflation, and unemployment.
Fifth graders describe the changes in King George III's policy toward the American colonies by sequencing key events between the French and Indian War and the American Revolution. They explain the colonial reactions to command decisions made by King George III and the British Parliament by describing events related to the Stamp Act and the Tea Act.
Fifth graders use a number of activities to examine the events that lead to the Revolutionary War. They examine the wars, including the French and Indian War and how they contributed to Revolution. They use textbooks, make timelines, study vocabulary, and participate in role plays to demonstrate the knowledge they have acquired.
Students create a nature journal for an imaginary trip around France. They Identify animals and plants that live in France and describe its landscape. In addition they research a period in France's history and prepare a brief summary of the material for class presentation.
Students explore the concept of social philanthropy. In this social philanthropy lesson, students read an article about billionaires donating money to universities. Students discuss social entrepreneurship and how billionaires are helping the less fortunate. Students compare companies that are considered to be from an "Old Economy" and from a "New Economy."
High schoolers analyze advantages and disadvantages of living in a plurlistic society. They work in groups, to identify the various groups (blacks, whites, Asians, and Coloureds) in the era of apartheid in South Africa by using primary and secondary sources. Pupils examine the role of these groups played in South Africa's economy (funtional intergration). Students also examine the segregation and unequal distribution of wealth and power among these people.
Students compare and contrast similarities and differences between Canada and the US. In this geography instructional activity, students read various articles and identify similarities and differences in economies, cultures, geography, climate, and systems of government between the US and Canada.