- Intro Activity - ( 2 different versions)
- Storming the Bastille Activity
- French Revolution 58 Slide PPT ( 2 different versions are included)
- Tennis Court Oath Video
- French Revolution Writing Assignment
- Declaration of Rights of Man Compare and Contrast Writing Assign.
- French Revolution Drama Project
- French Revolution Story Book Project & Rubric
- Mankind Story of All of US
- Crash Course Video Guide
- Test and Quizzes / Easy Version ( common core ) and Hard Version and group test
- Interactive tests included with key
- Paragraph prompts for World History
- History Channel Guide to French Revolution with key
- Famous Figure Evaluation
- Bonus YouTube video download
- Napoleon Reading & Quiz with Key
- Napoleon Primary Source document activity
- French Revolution structured notes with KEY
- Les Miserables Video Guide
These are the daily plans that I use for this 3-week unit. There is more content here than is possible to use within that time frame.
I do these with every chapter to allow the students to at least see what we are going to be studying before the unit begins. I have included 2 different versions of the Chapter Preview sheet. The chapter preview sheets take about 20 minutes to do in class.
STORMING THE BASTILLE ACTIVITY
Typically, start the French Revolution off with a short concept attainment on Revolution and Constitution. Also, go over the different estates and how they fit into the kingdom of the time. After a short presentation, read them the story of the storming of the Bastille with all the students heads down and lights out.
INCLUDED ARE 2 PDF VERSIONS OF THIS! THEY ARE BOTH THE SAME THING BUT ONE IS A LITTLE LONGER THAN THE OTHER.
FRENCH REVOLUTION 58 SLIDE POWERPOINT
The French Revolution is broken into 4 stages to make it easy for students to remember what is happening. The stages are the Moderate, Reign of Terror, Reactionary and Napoleonic Stage. This presentation will cover everything in the Revolution and can be done individually or as a class.
BONUS TENNIS COURT VIDEO
This is just a cool video of Roger Federer and Andre Agassi playing tennis in Dubai. It really has nothing to do with the French Revolution other than it is just fun. It may help the students remember the Tennis Court Oath, but that is about it.
VALUES LINE CONSERVATIVES VS. LIBERALS
It takes the students through the difference between a conservative and liberal and really shows them where they stand on some current real issues.
FRENCH REVOLUTION WRITING ASSIGNMENT
This is a great little writing assignment that reinforces everything that was gone over in the French Revolution PPT. This is a 4 paragraph essay that gives the students some freedom but also keeps them very much focused on what they are supposed to be focused on.
DECLARATION OF RIGHTS OF MAN COMPARE/CONTRAST
Have the students look at the documents and break down the differences in the documents. After they finish, each person in the class has to compare or contrast the 2 documents in a paragraph.
FRENCH REVOLUTION PROJECTS
Included are 3 projects to do with the French Revolution. A French Revolution Drama, an additional French Revolution Writing assignment, and a French Revolution storybook.
CRASH COURSE VIDEO GUIDE
This is a 6-page guide that allows the teacher to hold the students accountable for what they are watching.
Here is what is included in this 6-page download:
1. Note Taking Guide for Students: This is essentially a blank section to take notes in.
2. Summary of the Video: A place for the students to write a short summary of what they have watched.
3. Teacher Notes from the:1 page of notes.
4. Vocabulary Section: Chosen are 3 words that would be good to have the students look up. Also, have them write each of the words in a sentence.
5. Quiz for students/with answers: There is a 7 question quiz with answers from the episode. It can be taken in class or taken home. I think in class would be better.
6. Blank Template for student created quiz:
**Also, I highly recommend having the students watch this on .5 speed. If you click the wheel on the bottom of the YouTube video you can adjust the speed.
MANKIND THE STORY OF ALL OF US
Here is what is included:
- A question sheet in WORD format that will keep the students following along.
- Answers to the question sheet
- A set of notes that can be referenced for a discussion following the video.
-BONUS: History Channel Mankind Story of US Guide
This 10th episode is good for either junior high or high school as it deals with REVOLUTIONS, Industrial Revolution, Factories, Opium War, Civil. I think this episode would work well with either Jr. High or High school.
Mankind embarks on a new age of exploration and tames the wilderness. In North America, Siberia and Australia, ancient traditions are swept away in the name of commerce and science. Within a hundred years, the irrational fear that produced a witch trial in Salem gives way to a very rational cry for freedom. American revolutionaries confront a mighty empire. The battle for the modern world begins. Two great revolutions entwine. The American Revolution inspires dreams of political and personal liberty. The Industrial Revolution replaces muscle power with machines, freeing Mankind from nature's limits. But our oldest foe–disease–thrives in industrial cities. With the American Civil War, the two revolutions collide. The world's first industrial war, it is a battle to define "freedom."
QUIZZES AND TESTS
Included is a hard and easy version of the test for French Revolution test. I have also included a partner test with answer key.
Included for FREE is the Stanford lesson that goes with the French Revolution and a video.
These some good ideas to have your students write about during the course of the year. They are apart of my free download that is in my store.
FRENCH REVOLUTION HISTORY CHANNEL VIDEO GUIDE
The best video I have seen is the History Channel French Revolution documentary. It is really long at 1’29”. I show only the last part of it or so as it is too long to show in class ( I have added the key as well).
FLIPPED CLASSROOM GUIDE
This guide is a great way to teach a PPT/ Keynote. It allows the students to dig into the PPT/ Keynote and discuss with a group and meet with the teacher.
FAMOUS FIGURE EVALUATION
Having students evaluate these famous figures is a great way to have students dig deeper into these famous figures. It includes 6-page bios, a lesson plan, PPT, and a quote analysis sheet for each of them. (Marie Antoinette, Marquis De Lafayette, Napoleon, Simon Bolivar, and Toussaint Overture.)
Also, my top 13 favorite youtube videos that are all 3-4 minutes in length so that they may be embedded in the PPT.
ONE PAGE NAPOLEON READING
This one-page summary of Napoleon's regime is a great way to introduce Napoleon to the class in the last stage of the revolution. Another option would be to have students annotate it or just have them read it in class as an intro.
FRENCH REVOLUTION STRUCTURED NOTES
This is a one-page front back summary of the French Revolution. There is also a key that goes with this great visual document.
LES MISERABLES VIDEO GUIDE
This is a 2-page video guide that is simple but effective.
NAPOLEON PRIMARY SOURCE DOCUMENT ASSIGNMENT
This is a great one-day primary source document assignment.