Students will use quotes from revolutionaries of various revolutions to come up with a general list of adjectives/descriptors for revolutionaries.
- Enough copies of quotes so each group has one set
- Chart paper/ butcher paper (1 piece per group)
Background for Teachers
Characteristics your students may come up with:
- Strong Beliefs
- Wants Change
- Hard Working
- Split class into groups of 3-4 students and hand out a set of quotes to each group.
- Explain that each group will need to read all the quotes and then come up with a list of words to describe the people saying these things. Tell each group to assign someone to come up and get a marker and a piece of chart paper.
- Allow students to read through the quotes and get started. Wander the room and help as necessary.
- After it seems that the groups are finishing up have the groups share their list with the whole class. Write words shared on the board.
- Explain to the students that all the quotes are from revolutionaries, in other words people who have been involved in the various revolutions as an encourager of change.
- Ask the students: Why would revolutionaries need these characteristics? How would these characteristics help them accomplish their goals? Allow this to turn into a discussion.
Sort quotes by revolution and then talk about specific revolutionaries and their revolutions.