Assignment #1
 

Sources:

  • textbook:  top of pg. 566 to mid-pg. 571.   
  • PowerPoint:  "Rococo Art"
 

Questions:

  1. Identify some of the characteristics of the rococo style of art and architecture.
  2. What were some of the characteristics of the cosmopolitan nature of 18c "high" culture?
  3. What is the differences between high culture and popular culture?
  4. What were the salons?  What role did they play in facilitating the intellectual atmosphere of the Enlightenment?
  5. How did the learned academies that developed in the 18c become somewhat more egalitarian?
  6. As literacy increased in the 18c, what types of reading and literature became popular?
  7. What were the political and social effects of the publication of the "less serious" or non-analytical types of literature [like the romance novels, potboilers, gossip sheets, etc.]?
  8. What were some of the trends found in the early novels of the 18c?
  9. Besides the novel, what other literary genres became popular in the 18c?
  10. How was romanticism a deviation from the neoclassical literary and artistic tradition of the past?
 
  Assignment #2
 

Sources:

  • textbook:  mid-pg. 571 to end of pg. 573.   
  • PowerPoint:  "Neo-Classical Art."
  • music:  various short selections from Haydn, Mozart, and Beethovan [if time permits]
 

Questions:

  1. How did Haydn, Mozart, and Beethovan change Western music?
  2. Identify some of the characteristics of the Neo-Classical style of art and architecture.
  3. Why were the earlier paintings of Jacques-Louis David different from the rococo style?
  4. What were the subjects/themes of the paintings/engravings of Jean-Baptiste Greuze and William Hogarth?
 
  Assignment #3
 

Sources:

 

Questions:

  1. Contrast the interests and attitudes of common people--artisans, peasants, and workers--with those of their "social betters" in the 18c.
  2. Identify the major forms of popular literature in the 18c.  To whom did each form appeal and why?
  3. What were some of the themes of the songs or oral tales that were created during the 18c?
  4. What were the differences between rural and urban peoples regarding literacy in the 18c?
  5. What was the main purpose of schooling during the Ancien Régime?
  6. Why was it thought that "a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing" as it related to the peasant class in the 18c?
  7. Identify the goals of elementary schooling in the 18c.
  8. Why were Carnivals and other festivals so popular in the 18c?  What was their real purpose?
  9. Why did the elites in Western Europe abandon popular culture to the lower classes by the 18c?
  10. What were the four broad categories of crimes in the 18c?  Identify the various penal reforms proposed by Cesare Beccaria in his work, On Crimes and Punishments?
 
  Assignment #4 (time permitting!)
 

Sources:

  • DBQ:  "Changes in Child-Rearing."
 

Questions:

  • Answer the question given.
 
                
 
 
 

                
 
Quizzes:
  1. Textbook Quiz --> chapter 19
Outlines / Lecture Notes:
  1. "1300-1815" (Mr. Mercado)
  2. "The Classical Era" (Paul Halsall, Fordham University)
Review Sheets:
  1. Giant EHAP Review Sheet by a student from the class of '04, Horace Greeley HS
  2. chart --> "Social History Study Guide" (Mr. Mercado)
  3. chart --> "Economics Development Study Guide" (Mr. Mercado)
  4. chart --> "The Rise of Constitutionalism and Liberalism" (Mr. Mercado)

 


   
 

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