The history activities stress building relationships between different concepts and the ability to see the development of culture across time. Students should see the impact of history on the ordinary people of the time, their beliefs, lifestyle, and choices. Emphasis should be on concurrent trends in economics, industry, education, human rights and literature and art. What stimulates change?
Time and Dates
The literacy activities can be used
with any of the works included in the Reading Revolutions collection.
These activities are directed toward integrating writing with a deeper
appreciation of the works. By using the texts as a starting point
for creative writing, the students will need to read closely to accurately
report the ideas and reflect them in their own work. Dr. DeVito has
described seven main approaches, each with learning objectives.
Have fun with them: A diary
of a cavalier with the Barons at Runnymeade, letters from John Adams to
John Quincy Adams, Toqueville writing home to France about what he is doing,
Mary Wollstonecraft writing to her husband from Switzerland about her views,
and Hume and Kant debating points of philosophy are just a few things you
can do with your classes.
Week of Diary Writing
Books are often works of art in themselves.
The choice of typeface, paper, binding, style, and illustration contribute
to the message of the book and the appreciation of the reader. While
Reading Revolutions contains some of the greatest literature ever published, it also contains a historical and artistic record of our culture.
of the Book
of Freedom in Art
of Art on Culture