Louis XIV Changes the Rules - D Block

December 22, 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.

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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!

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