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Psychology of Mob Violence A look at A Tale of Two Cities , the L.A. Riots, and the London Riots. Mr. Li ENGL 10WL FTHS Fall 2013. Crowd Psychology (from Wikipedia) Task: Write down 3 bullet points from the summary.

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Psychology of mob violence a look at a tale of two cities the l a riots and the london riots

Psychology of Mob ViolenceA look at A Tale of Two Cities, the L.A. Riots, and the London Riots

Mr. Li

ENGL 10WL

FTHS Fall 2013


Crowd psychology from wikipedia task write down 3 bullet points from the summary

Crowd Psychology (from Wikipedia)Task: Write down 3 bullet points from the summary

Ordinary people can typically gain direct power by acting collectively. Historically, large groups of people have been able to bring about dramatic and sudden social change.

Social scientists have developed several different theories for explaining crowd psychology: the psychology of the crowd differs significantly from the psychology of those individuals within it.


Make a chart

Make a Chart


Excerpt from a tale of two cities

Excerpt from A Tale of Two Cities

As you listen to the audio excerpt from Book 2: Chapter 21, please take notes on your chart for discussion.


How does dicken s use mob violence as a vehicle for literary plot

How does Dicken’s Use Mob Violence as a vehicle for literary plot?

  • What does Dicken’s use as a metaphor for Mob Violence?

  • How effective is it?


The london riots 2011

The London Riots 2011

  • Video


The la riots 1992 civil unrest

The LA Riots – 1992 Civil Unrest

  • Video


Similarities differences

Similarities/Differences

  • Circle the similarities.

  • What are the differences?

  • Full class Discussion


Example of mob violence

Example of Mob Violence

  • Freedom Riders (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6J1ssnV4Bs )

  • LA Riots 1992 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FYPplO0PwQ )

  • London Riot Clip 1 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MP-td3C55Yc )

  • London Riot Clip 2 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4DUtDMfymI )


Read article about the psychology of mob violence

Read article about the Psychology of Mob Violence

  • What is the authors main claim?

  • Do you agree or disagree with his claim? Why?

  • Article can be found at:

    http://abcnews.go.com/Health/london-riots-2011-psychological-myths-facts-solutions/story?id=14276532


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