Document provided with the following questions:
1.Summarize the conditions existing in France that led to the eventual storming of the Bastille.
2.Explain what the mob was seeking as they stormed the Bastille. Cite evidence to support your answer.
3.Discuss why the storming of the Bastille was such a significant event of the French Revolution.
Then there is a mini-Project Assignment:
Imagine you were one of the revolutionaries that stormed the Bastille in July of 1789. Write a journal entry expressing your feelings and opinions of the event. Did the violence go too far? How did you feel about the actions of the mob? Is violence necessary to bring about change? Explain your ideas using specific historical references either in the above document or from independent research. Write your journal entry on the attached handout, which will be collected and graded according to the rubric that follows.