VCE History Units 3 and 4: Revolutions. Hands on SAC tasks for Unit 3: France in 2007 Robyn Ryan Methodist Ladies College. Hands on SAC tasks for Unit 3: France Session Outline. Overview of SAC tasks for year
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Hands on SAC tasks
for Unit 3: France in 2007
Methodist Ladies College
Overview of SAC tasks for year
Considerations for the selection of SACs across the year and specifically for Unit 3: France
Individual SAC task outline
Considerations for specific SAC tasks in the French context
Sample SAC tasks for Unit 3: France
Review, conclusions and recommendations
Set up to reflect the style of questions in the 2005 exam. In 2006 a lower level comprehension question was deleted and the last evaluation question increased in value. Should this change be reflected in 2007 SAC tasks?
A. Soboul (1964) The Parisian Sans Culottes and the French Revolution 1793-4
Without the Parisian sans-culotterie, the bourgeoisie could not have triumphed in so radical a fashion. From 1789 to the Year II, the sans-culottes were used as an effective weapon of revolutionary combat and national defence. In 1793, the popular movement made possible the installation of the Revolutionary Government and consequently, the defeat of the counter-revolution in France, and the allied coalition in Europe. The success of the popular movement during the summer of 1793 led to the organisation of the Terror which struck such an irreparable blow to the old social order. In Year II, the shopkeeper and craftsman element of the sans-culotterie became the most effective weapon in the struggle for the destruction of outmoded methods of production and the social relationships founded upon them.
(a) On the 12 October, 1793, the convention decreed the destruction of the rebel city of Lyons and the setting up of a memorial with the inscription: ‘Lyons made war on Liberty, Lyons no longer exists.’
Ronsin, a représentant en mission, describes the role of the Revolutionary army of Paris:
The Revolutionary army entered that guilty city. Terror was painted on every brow and the complete silence that I have taken care to impose on our brave soldiers made their march even more menacing, more terrible…
The guillotine and the firing squad did justice to more than 400 rebels, but a new revolutionary commission has just been established consisting of five sans-culottes and in a few days the grapeshot fired by our cannoneers will deliver us in a single moment of more than 4,000 conspirators…The Republic has need of a great example – the Rhone reddened with blood must carry to its banks and to the sea the corpses of these cowards…
(b) Lapanche, another représentant en mission:
I have spoken of religion and all its mumbo-jumbo; I have spoken out against bad priests, I have crushed fanaticism and superstition, and, at my words, all the chapels, all the crosses, all the holy mangers and wooden and stone saints at the street corners have fallen; everything has been destroyed…
I have replaced district administration; it was bad.
I have replaced the judicial tribunal; it was made up of dusty old wigs. In the place of the old regime I have installed men of enlightenment and some sans-culottes…
I will root out fanaticism, I shall crush the aristocracy, I will bring about the triumph of the Montagnards, I shall tax the rich, and in the end I will enable the people to enjoy the advantages of liberty and equality.