This activity allows students to visually draw connections between the political revolutions of 1750-1900, with particular focus on the American, French, and Latin American Revolutions. This activity allows students to demonstrate their understanding of the Enlightenment, how the Enlightenment influenced revolutions around the world, and how the world was changed as a result of those political revolutions.
In this activity, students demonstrate their understanding of the material through a visual representation of the ideas. They are tasked to draw a pictorial representation, some possible formats include a visual metaphor or analogy, a comic strip, or a cause/effect chart.
This activity correlates to the following Key Concepts for AP World History:
5.3.I - The rise and diffusion of Enlightenment thought that questioned established traditions in all areas of life often preceded the revolutions and rebellions against existing governments.
5.3.III - Increasing discontent with imperial rule propelled reformist and revolutionary movements.