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Name: ________________________ Liiterature/Film Section Early Victorian England/Revolutionary France Answer the following questions about the time

period when Dickens wrote A Tale of Two Cities to realize the importance of the novel during the time it was written. When researching, focus on specifics (data, numbers, etc.). 1. Dickens wrote A Tale of Two Cities in 1859, what was the state of Englands economy at this time?

2. Look up the class structure of England in 1859. What was the state of society back then? Explain why it was the way it was.

Define the following terms and tell why they were important to the French Revolution: Guillotine: ____________________________________________________________________ Jacquerie: _____________________________________________________________________ Monseigneur: __________________________________________________________________ The Bastille: ___________________________________________________________________

Where did the French revolt begin against the nobility? Why did it start?

When did the French Revolution start? When did it end? ____________________________________

What is the significance of the French tricolor flag?

What similarities are there between the two places?

Name: ________________________ Literature/Film Section Early Victorian England/Georgian England Answer the following questions about the time period when Dickens wrote A Tale of Two Cities to realize the importance of the novel during the time it was written. When researching, focus on specifics (data, numbers, etc.). 1. Dickens wrote A Tale of Two Cities in 1859, what was the state of Englands economy during the Early Victorian period?

2. Look up the class structure of England in 1859. What was the state of society back then? Explain why it was the way it was.

Define the following terms and tell why they were important to England from 1775-1792: George III: ____________________________________________________________________ The Gordon Riots: ______________________________________________________________ Temple Bar (in London): _________________________________________________________

What was the general reaction of the British toward the American Revolution (1776-1783)?

Who was really in control of England under George III and what was life like for the general population?

Are there any similarities between the two time periods?

Name: _________________ Literature/Film Section A Picture is Worth A Thousand Words

By the end of the lesson, students will be able to create create informational graphics to portray information clearly and present their research findings through their infographics. An infographic is a graphic image that displays information in a visually appealing and clear way. They can be about any topic; each varies based upon how the information is presented. Some infographics deal with time lines, some deal with populations, and some are flow charts. Today your group will create an infographic about the research you conducted for the background understanding of A Tale of Two Cities using the infographic application, Easly in order to learn how to consolidate information and present it in a concise, visual form and be able to see what the time period was like when Dickens wrote the novel. You can choose to focus on any single, or more than one if you would prefer, open-ended question from the worksheet you did for homework. Some ideas would be to concentrate on aspects of time, populations of people, comparisons between groups or places, Some Key Questions to Consider: What is the importance of the topic for which you are creating an infographic? What factors are a part of your topic? How do those factors affect the topic as a whole? How does your topic affect other topics from the worksheet? How can all of these questions be portrayed in a graphic?

Name___________________ Film/Literature Section On Creating Visuals Visual Hierarchy is is the order in which the human eye perceives what it sees. In order to achieve good visual hierarchy, the audience must view the portions of the graphic in the proper order. Different factors contribute to good visual hierarchy. View the examples below in order to aid you while making your infographics. Position/Proximity/Alignment: Positioning something within the bigger picture of the image is the first important decision. The objects at the top of the image and towards the center will be noticed first. Those objects closest nearby (proximity) the first noticed will be noticed next. Aligning all of the pieces simply means that they fit well together, and that nothing is seemingly out of place. Size: The bigger text or an image is, the more attention it will immediately draw. Portions that are smaller should be less important to your overall point.

Contrast/Saturation: Contrast is the color and brightness difference between different parts of an image. Saturation is the intensity of the color. Both help differentiate between objects and their backgrounds as well as objects from other objects. Portions with higher contrast and saturation will draw more attention.

Boldness/Italics/Underline: Boldness, italics, and underlining help emphasize the typographical portions of the image. These are good ways to bring attention to a specific word or phrase without adjusting the size.