History of the World: Part I: Poverty in Paris
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In this comic take on the poverty in Paris on the eve of the French Revolution, the French people are desperate to make ends meet.

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  1. What is the joke about with the vendors of apple cores, rats, and nothing?
  2. What happens to the rich man walking through the street?
  3. Why don't the poor of Paris have dignity?
  4. Who do they blame?

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  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify and analyze the causes and effects of events prior to and during the American Revolution, i...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    identify and describe the influence of individual or group achievements on various historical or con...
  • Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills - Social Studies
    compare the causes, characteristics, and consequences of the American and French revolutions, emphas...

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