Louis XIV Changes the Rules - C Block

December 23, 2010

Freshmen honors students have been studying absolute monarchs in 17th Century Europe.  So far we have covered Spain and France.  They wanted to share what they have learned by creating RAFT writings.  In a RAFT writing, students take on a Role, write to an Audience, keep to a certain Format, and explain how they feel about a particular Topic.


You will hear from French Huguenots (R), writing to King Louis XIV (A), in the form of a petition (F), about the revokation of the Edict of Nantes (T).

You will also hear from the French Nobles (R), writing the King Louis XIV (A), in the form of an open letter (F), about their loss of control over their lands in France (T).

Enjoy and PLEASE comment. The kids would love to hear from you!

Image from: http://the-falcon1.tripod.com/ballet_modern/id22.html


Facebook Comments:

  • Nancy Littlehale

    Nice work, I learned a few things! Nancy Littlehale (Rachael’s mom)

    Dec 23, 2010 at 11:18 am
  • elise lapham

    I enjoyed listening to the podcast and learned a lot about absolute monarchs in 17th century Europe!

    Great job!

    Dec 23, 2010 at 12:53 pm
  • Olivia Patrick

    I think that the students did a great job relating to the noblemen and other people of Louis the XIV’s time period. I really liked hearing the podcast because it gave me a lot of info that I didn’t know about Louis the XIV.

    Great Job!

    Jan 31, 2011 at 1:57 pm