Riot or Revolution? - Task 1: What actions, or combinations of actions, would be most likely bring about a revolution?
Before you start read the background information 'What is a revolution' and 'A time of Great Change'.
During this activity you are going to consider a number of statements that describe different things that happened during a number of events, which occured between 1800-1850. For each statement you are going to decide how dangerous the outcome of that action was to the government
Cut out the statement boxes on activity 1 workheet 1 (statements) to make a set of cards.
Download activity 1 worksheet 2 (list sheet). You will see that the worksheet is divided into 3 columns:
- Not very revolutionary
- Quite Revolutionary
- Very Revolutionary
On your own or with a partner decide which card fits under which heading
Next put the cards into a number order for how revolutionary each statement seems e.g. if you think 'Discontented people destroyed property' is the most revolutionary statement label it No. 1.
Reread your six most revolutionary statements. Explain to a friend or partner how these six things happening at the same time would have lead to a revolution in Britain between 1800 and 1850.
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