I only have to teach this lesson in a couple of months, but am having such fun preparing it. I think that one learns more in preparation for presentation than one learns in the receiving of it. A teacher is an eternal learner no matter how one looks at it.
I have been plotting a virtual tour of France to add another dimesion to the Module. Having been to Paris, I have seen it at street level and am enjoying flying around it in the "Birds Eye View".
My idea (which may change later!) is to introduce the Module by watching a YouTube clip about the Revolution and the reasons for it. I think it will add an extra dimesion to the lesson if the learners can see the size and opulence of the Palace and its gardens, and take a stroll through them before actually beginning with the content.
|A Bird's Eye View of Versailles|
|Inside Versaille on Google Art Project|
|The Memorial of the Bastille|