A smart task for Gifted and Talented pupils in Y9.
- Towards the end of your study of the causes of the French Revolution, why not ask your G&T pupils to consider the best analogy to explain the causes of the French Revolution.
- Is it popping of corks as if the problems of French society and government had all been building up in the wine bottles in the cellar until a moment when they all popped at once?
- Was it rather a question of a bonfire of grievances being built up over time and needing only a spark to set it off?
- Perhaps a final straw that broke the camel’s back?
- The accompanying PowerPoint offers some visual images to whet the Gifted and Talented pupils’ appetites so they can use their creative powers to produce a well-considered analogy of their own.