Section 10: Social History 18-19th Century


Team Project

You and your team will be examining different social historical aspects of the 18th/19th century. Each of you have selected a task and topic by which your group will complete the assignment. Make sure to answer the objectives/questions completely and detail as the class will be tested on it.

Make sure you also have 3 outside sources and document those sources. Please check the calendar as to when presentations are due.

Below I have attached the directions and groups to the project.

Click here for assignment: chap-19-20-group-proj1-2

Group 1 – Agricultural Revolution, Cottage Industry and Population (Ved’s Group & Rory’s Group)

Group 2 – Atlantic Economy and Slave Trade (Evan’s Group)

Group 3 – Marriage, Children and Education (John’s Group & Della’s Group)

Group 4 – Religion and Popular Culture (Sarah’s Group & Kevin’s Group)

Group 5 – Food and Medical (Om’s Group & Tim’s Group)

Inner Outer Circle

We will be conducting both an inner and outer circle discussion based on the reading. It is extremely important that you be prepared for this by reading the assigned work as both the class discussion and chat room will be graded.

Click here to Join the Inner Outer Circle for Your Class



“Peasant Tell Tales: The Meaning of Mother Goose” by Prof. Robert Darnton

Little Red Cap Grimm

Little Red Riding Hood –  Perrault

The Story of Grandmother by Unknown

PC Red Riding Hood

I am Little Red trailer

1. Is the use of a psychoanalytical approach valid when approaching social history?

2. Explain the difficulties in viewing folktales as an interpretation of social history.

3. What can we as historians gleam from folktales about the past?

4. Do folktales vary from region to region and what can we loosely interpret from that?

5. How do tales told by peasants tell us how they viewed the world and coped with it?

6. Were folktales used to upend the social order?

7. Using the tales provided of “Little Red Riding Hood” explain how these reflect the various societal issues throughout their respective historical periods.