Lesson Plan 3
A - Historical Background
1799 - Napoleon rises to power.
1812 - Campaign of Russia.
1814 - Napoleon is exiled to the island of Elba.
1816 - Louis XVIII becomes king.
1815 - Hundred days. Waterloo.
1821 - Napoleon dies in St . Helena .
1825 - Death of Louis XVIII.
1830 - Louis Philippe is king.
1848 - Fall of the monarchy. II Republic.
1851 — Coup. II empire under Louis Napoleon III.
1870 - Louis Napoleon abdicates.
1875 - Establishment of III Republic.
B - Achievement during the l9th century:
1 - Triumph of the Bourgeoisie.
2 - Public education becomes a reality under Napoleon I and Napoleon III.
3 - Development of the Press.
4 - Construction of the Eiffel Tower.
5 - Workday is set at 12 hours for men and 11 hours for women.
C - Literary movements:
1800-1850 - Romanticism: Chateaubriand, Stendhal, George Sand, etc.
1850-1880 - Realism: Flaubert, Baudelaire, Balzac.
1880-1890 - Symbolism: Mallharme, Verlaine.
The students will be divided in groups to discuss:
1 - Who could be the interviewer?
2 - What gender is the interviewer, is he/she young or old?
3 - Why the stranger states that he does not have a family, a country?
4 - Why is this person called “a stranger”?
5 - What could be the attire of these two persons? After a given time the general discussion should resume and compare the different views.