Zeezok Publishing's Z-Guide to A Tale of Two Cities Seasons is a great way to incorporate media into your study on the French Revolution.
This guide contains a topic overview movie synopsis and ten learning activities for an in-depth study of the film. Explore the relationship between the French aristocracy and the French peasants. Define unfamiliar vocabulary terms used in the movie or break down Mr. Darney's complex rescue plan by identifying each participants responsibilities. Compare the British and French governments in the eighteenth century or design new state symbols for the revolutionary French government. Evaluate your own beliefs with the Worldview Activity probe the directors mind with The Filmmakers Art activity and get the entire family involved with the For Family Discussion section at the end of the guide. Choose those activities which best fit your students course objectives areas of interest or time schedule.
Movie Summary: Sydney Carton a lazy lawyer with a fondness for strong drink falls in love with Lucie Manette. Unfortunately for him shes in love with and marries the charming Frenchman Charles Darnay. During the French Revolution Charles becomes the target of Madame Defarge who swore an oath to exterminate the aristocratic Evremonde family as revenge for the deaths of her family by the Marquis de Evremonde. As the Marquis's cousin Charles and Lucie must die. When the tribunal sentences Charles to death Sydney launches a daring plan to save him from the guillotine. If the plan succeeds it will mean Charles's release and Sydney's redemption.
Topics: French Revolution 18th Century European History Consequences of Revenge Sacrificial Love
Contains a printable pdf file of the complete study guide. It does not include the movie. This file is licensed to the original purchaser and is not to be resold. Permission is not granted for classroom district-wide school-wide system-wide or co-op use. (Movie sold separately.)
This Z-Guide is based on the movie Tale of Two Cities (1958). You can view a trailer for the movie below.