Should this affect how we judge him in the role of "tyrant"?
End this preliminary discussion by visiting "Tyrant or Hero" on the PBS Napoleon Web site and reading the comments from contemporary historians.
Would they all necessarily share the same viewpoint? Now explain that students will be put into teams to publish newspapers.
Half the class will be assigned to write for a newspaper which supports Napoleon, the other will write for a newspaper which is a detractor.
For grant to be able to do this, grant undergoes a series of psychological changes and becomes a hero in his own right.
By Grant teaching Jefferson to die with dignity and by Jefferson learning how to die with dignity they both initiate a change in the community by refusing to fulfill the expected expectations placed upon them by a racist white society. Divide the blackboard into two columns, one for each category. Defining "hero" and "tyrant" How do students define the terms "hero" and "tyrant"? To bring the Napoleonic era to life, students will also publish articles on the arts, sciences, and fashion of the times. constitutionalism, and nationalism and assess the importance of the these ideas for democratic thought and institutions in the 20th century. PROCEDURE Overview This unit asks students to assess Napoleon's career and to decide if he was a hero or a tyrant. Napoleon has been exiled for good, this time to St. Each journal must take the editorial stance that Napoleon is either a hero or a tyrant.During the 1940's the character of Jefferson is convicted of a murder that he did not commit. Emma, jefferson's godmother becomes sick and grants aunt, tante lou, spends time to take care of her.For his closing argument, Jefferson's lawyer says, "What justice would there be to take this life? Why, I would just as soon put a hog in the electric chair as this" pg.6 A Lesson Before Dying by Gaines. grant unfortunately has to go to the jailhouse alone to spend time with Jefferson.Because it is to throghly cant teach a condimmed man dignity, because he himself feels that Jefferson is the average black fool, and is j... Grade level: 7-12 Subjects: History, Language Arts Estimated Time of Completion: 3 class periods to set up the assignment and show related segments of the video "Napoleon." 1 to 2 weeks of research, writing and meeting time for students. From the attributes they name try to get a working definition of both labels.Regardless of the conclusion students reach on this conundrum, explain that in the newspapers they will write, students will have to view Napoleon as one or the other, much as at trial a lawyer must lend support wholeheartedly to the side he or she defends.Invite students to probe deeper into defining these two terms by posing the following questions, or encouraging students to pose their own: Although Napoleon assumed dictatorial powers, he became First Consul as well as Emperor with the enthusiasm and approval of the French people.