Ant Farm Rules
Grading Criteria
Diary #1 Assignment
Diary #2 and 3 Assignment
Your Diary Chart (links to your individual diaries page)


Rules of the Ant Farm (READ THIS):

  1. No murdering other students' characters--you CAN murder other students' characters' relations.
  2. IF you kill another student's character's family member, you MUST notify them on the discussion page of their character's wiki.
  3. You have to suffer the consequences of your actions in all following diaries. If you kill somebody in diary 1, it can't disappear in diary 2. Keep the story going.
  4. There should be a realistic, convincing reason for all actions you take. Take risks and show the tensions and madness of this period, yes; but be careful--don't be silly; be convincing.
  5. You can always converse and interact with more people than assigned, from any class, including your own (common sense: they're your neighbors).
  6. If you read something that bothers you, you privately inform the teacher. Your privacy will be protected.


Diary Grading Criteria:

  • Credibility / Realism: Are your character's actions believable to the reader? Do we understand the reasons he/she does what she does?
  • Historical Accuracy: Do you include convincing and accurate historical details in your "historical fiction"?
    • Include at least one detail (image or dialog) that shows the following factors in your character's life:
      • social factors
      • political factors
      • economic factors
      • cultural factors
      • daily life
  • Creativity: Are your character, your events, and your writing imaginative, full of images, drama?
  • Collaboration: Are you giving good feedback--based on the feedback questions--to your assigned peer review partners?
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Diary # I: Before the Storm

Due: A and C period=Thu, Jan. 18; E period=Fri, Jan. 19
Task: Create a character (to be assigned) and write a short (500 word) story showing his/her life on a normal day during the last days of the Ancien Regime. Follow these guidelines:
Length: minimum 500 words
  • use the first-person narrative voice ("I").
  • write as if you were writing in a diary or journal in 1788. Show images of the life of this time in France, as experienced by a person in the social class of your character. Give us glimpses of your character's environment and thoughts. Have them talk about, think about, or see people from other classes also. Make it realistic. Give your character voice and personality. Include at least one detail (image or dialog) that shows the following factors in your character's life:
    • social factors
    • political factors
    • economic factors
    • cultural factors
    • daily life
  • Tell a story of what happened in a single day in that character's life. Again, include "news from the bigger world" and your character's realistic reactions to this.
  • Try to show, in your story, how your character's behavior reflects the growing crisis of the Ancien Regime, which will soon erupt in the French Revolution.
  • Feel free to include pictures in your diary. (Give credit to the pictures by linking to your online source at the bottom of your page.)

NOTE: You will continue developing your character by writing further diaries set during the main events of the French Revolution--so try to make a character you're interested in. ALSO, read other students' diaries and start getting to know their characters, because you will start including their characters in your own diaries by having encounters with them.
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Diary #2 and 3: From Crisis to Revolution (Diaries from "The Moderate Stage", Reading 2)

Task: You have read Reading 2: The Moderate Stage. You have chosen the five most logical and dramatic events for your character to experience from that reading. You will choose TWO of those events for your next two diaries.
Length:
500 words per diary. (We will do a word count. It's not an essay, so you should let things fly--but do revise and polish.)
Due date: Next class (A and C is Monday; E is Tuesday)
Where to publish: On your character's diary page (linked in the table at the bottom.)
Grading standards: In each diary entry, show images of this event in France, as experienced by a person in the social class of your character. Give us glimpses of your character's environment, actions, and thoughts. Have them talk about, think about, and act with or against people from other classes also. Make it realistic. Give your character voice and personality. Include at least one detail (image or dialog) that shows the following factors in your character's life during your chosen events:
  • social factors
  • political factors
  • economic factors
  • cultural factors
  • daily life
Finally: "Steal" and include in each entry at least one other student's character from each Estate AND a foreigner [update: you can include the foreigner in only one of these two diaries]. . You can read all characters' diaries by clicking on their links in the "Diaries" Table at the bottom of this page. (You can include more characters if you want. That would be fun.) This is a revolution. Allow all the chaos of it to happen in your diary. LINK YOUR DIARY TO EVERY STUDENT'S DIARY THAT YOU STEAL A CHARACTER FROM.

For your convenience, here is an outline of the main events from Reading #2: The Moderate Stage:
First Estate
Second Estate
Third Estate
Monarchy



Louis XVI summons the Estates General (Jan., 1789)
Cahiers de Doleances written
Cahiers de Doleances written
Cahiers de Doleances written

Voting crisis in the Estates General (May, 1789)
Voting crisis in the Estates General (May, 1789)
Voting crisis in the Estates General (May, 1789)
Voting crisis in the Estates General (May, 1789)
Third Estate invites First Estate to join them (June 10, 1789)
Third Estate invites First Estate to join them (June 10, 1789)
Third Estate invites First Estate to join them (June 10, 1789)
Third Estate invites First Estate to join them (June 10, 1789)
The Third Estate declares itself a National Assembly and takes the Tennis Court Oath (June 17, 1789)
The Third Estate declares itself a National Assembly and takes the Tennis Court Oath (June 17, 1789)
The Third Estate declares itself a National Assembly and takes the Tennis Court Oath (June 17, 1789)
The Third Estate declares itself a National Assembly and takes the Tennis Court Oath (June 17, 1789)



Louis declares the National Assembly criminal and threatens it with arrest.



Louis XVI stations army outside of Paris
The Storming of the Bastille (July 14, 1789)
The Storming of the Bastille (July 14, 1789)
The Storming of the Bastille (July 14, 1789)
The Storming of the Bastille (July 14, 1789)
Peasants attack food convoys to Paris, refuse to pay feudal dues and tithes, and burn landlords' houses (July 1789)
Peasants attack food convoys to Paris, refuse to pay feudal dues and tithes, and burn landlords' houses (July 1789)
Peasants attack food convoys to Paris, refuse to pay feudal dues and tithes, and burn landlords' houses (July 1789)

Declaration of the Rights of Man (Aug. 4, 1789)
Declaration of the Rights of Man (Aug. 4, 1789)
Declaration of the Rights of Man (Aug. 4, 1789)
Declaration of the Rights of Man (Aug. 4, 1789)
March on Versailles and "arrest" of Louis XVI (October 5, 1789)
March on Versailles and "arrest" of Louis XVI (October 5, 1789)
March on Versailles and "arrest" of Louis XVI (October 5, 1789)
March on Versailles and "arrest" of Louis XVI (October 5, 1789)
Louis XVI conspires to "crush the Revolution"; "Flight to Varennes" (June 20, 1791)
Louis XVI conspires to "crush the Revolution"; "Flight to Varennes" (June 20, 1791)
Louis XVI conspires to "crush the Revolution"; "Flight to Varennes" (June 20, 1791)
Louis XVI conspires to "crush the Revolution"; "Flight to Varennes" (June 20, 1791)
Oct. '89 - Sept. '91: National Assembly ends the Ancien Regime with six basic reforms
Oct. '89 - Sept. '91: National Assembly ends the Ancien Regime with six basic reforms
Oct. '89 - Sept. '91: National Assembly ends the Ancien Regime with six basic reforms
Oct. '89 - Sept. '91: National Assembly ends the Ancien Regime with six basic reforms
Peasants and workers (lower Third Estate) feel betrayed by the bourgeoisie --a new tyrant has replaced the old one....
Peasants and workers (lower Third Estate) feel betrayed by the bourgeoisie --a new tyrant has replaced the old one....
Peasants and workers (lower Third Estate) feel betrayed by the bourgeoisie --a new tyrant has replaced the old one....

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Your Diary Links Below!!!

Directions: Make a link in the table below to your own page for your diaries. Make sure your page name has your First Name Only, Period, and Character Name!!!


Burell A Period
Spivey A Period
Spivey C Period
Burell E Period
Monarchy
Louis XVI- John Lee
Louis XVI- Brain S.
Louis XVI- Jean K.
Louis XVI (William) LouisXVI (Paul)

Marie Antoinette-Stacy
Marie Antoinette- Josephine
Marie Antoinette- Sarah O.
Marie Antoinette (Leslie)





First Estate
upper clergy-Roger
Upper Clergy Lydia
upper clergy - Mina P.
upper clergy (Young Min)


Lower Clergy-AndrewJ
lower clergy- Cindy K
Lower clergy (Sunny)





Second Estate
upper nobility-Ji Yeon
Writer - Kyong Min
upper nobility-Scott R.
upper nobility (Won Seok)

Lower nobility-Il Won
Lower nobility- Pola Shim
Lower Nobility- Chai Young
Lower nobility (Il Jee)

Rural landlord-Sarah
Rural landlord-Ed.c
Rural landlord-Dongmin
Rural landlord (Sean)



Member of Second estate-SunghoonH











Third Estate
peasant-Erica
Urban bourgeois-Minhyo M.
Urban Philosopher (Sun)
Rural peasant (Lisa)

Urban Philosophe-Jennifer
Urban Philosophe- Lynn
Rural Peasant - Peter L.
Urban Philosophe (Daniel)

Soldier-Michelle
Soldier-Anna
Executioner-Jeffrey
Soldier (Jessica)

Executioner -Lindsay
Executioner-Amy
Urban Artisan - Stephanie
Executioner (Gihoon)

Versailles servant-Hee Jeong
Versailes Servant - Steven Daniel
Urban bourgeouis-Younsukc
Court servant at Versailles (Susan)

Robespierres-Lauren
Peasant - Keunwha
Chief of Guards- AndrewL
Robespierre (Joon)



Urban Artisan-KennyK.
Urban artisan (YooHee)


Innkeeper-Tiffany
Innkeeper-Chase
Bastille prison guard (Rachel)



Bastille prison guard-Sharon
Urban bourgeois (Matt)



Homeless Peasant- Shin Hee




Painter- Dabin




Orphan- IL-Min Ahn Peasant- Clara

Other (Foreigners, etc)
British Journalist in France-Julia
British Journalist in France - Sungwoo
British journalist in France - Iris
British Journalist in France(Ji Hyung)

Foreign aristocrat in France-Hyung Mo

Foreign Aristocrat in France-Hojun Jee
Foreign aristocrat in France (Patrick)



Foreign Aristocrat in France-Jin Soo

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