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Students examine how the French and American revolutions influenced and emergence of free press in these countries. Students explore the link between government control of the press and the type of government. They compare and contrast the benefits of free press.
In groups, 5th graders examine George Washington's journals. Students compare Washington's journals to present day journals.
Sixth graders analyze excerpts from George Washington's journal to analyze his battle experiences. In this George Washington lesson, 6th graders read excerpts from Washington's journal, his letters, and complete a vocabulary activity. Students also questions for the lesson.
Seventh graders study the Avignon Bridge by comparing factual historical information with legend, singing folksong, and doing an associated folk dance. They research to find images of the bridge to include in a multi media presentation.
Welcome to the café! Introduce beginning French speakers to food-related vocabulary and using the conditional tense to place an order. This plan gets your kids up and moving. They look at French menus, identify quantity expressions (like de la and du), and then play a game using their new vocabulary words. There's also a fun role-play activity that has learners step into the place of a presenter on a TV cooking show. 
Should limits be placed on freedom of speech in a time of national emergency? This is a question that has arisen at various points throughout the history of the United States, first originating with the Sedition Acts of 1798. Read about the events that led to the passage of this act and how the state legislatures of Virginia and Kentucky would subsequently resolve this act to be unconstitutional.
Fourth graders engage in activities that familiarize them with the causes of the French and Indian War. They discuss the problem that started the war, the countries involved, and the effects to come about as a result of the French and British going to war.
Are your young, beginning French speakers learning how to count? Give them this ten-page worksheet to have them practice writing numbers in English and French. Great for printing practice and vocabulary development.
Third graders in groups research the different regions of Canada. They create a timeline to put the major events of Canada's history in order.
Students pretend the area they live in is subject to wind, waves and rain. In groups, they pretend they are a groups of meteorologists or geologists and are to report on the weather and damage that could occur there. Each group develops a news report to present their findings to the class.
Ninth graders read "A Tale of Two Cities" by Charles Dickens. In groups, they analyze the opinions of various philosophers on the French Revoluion. To end the activity, they take all the information gathered during their readings and write a paper on their own position.
In this foreign language worksheet, students find the words that are used in Beginning French class. The answers are found by clicking the button at the bottom of the page.
Students in a French class examine the life of the Acadians. In groups, they research the experiences of the Acadians coming to Louisiana and identifying the characteristics of the Cajuns. They compare and contrast the Acadians culture to those of other groups. To end the lesson, they present their information to the class.
Students examine the causes and the results of the French Revolution. They study the role of the French monarchy (specifically Marie-Antoinette) and the role of the people (le Tiers-Etat) immediately before and during the French Revolution.
Students research the French and Indian War. In this world history instructional activity, students research suggested websites on the French and Indian War. Students construct a timeline of important events in paragraph form.
Where do you live? Designed for beginning French speakers, this document shows four very different homes, each offering a short explanation. Learners must find certain phrases (as indicated on the bottom of the worksheet), but there isn't much opportunity to practice. Add a speaking component to this activity to further develop your class's vocabulary.
After discussing the French Revolution, the narrator addresses the slave rebellion in Saint-Domingue in August 1791. He details the political and economic connections between the citizen revolution in France and the slave revolution in modern-day Haiti, including the (unsuccessful) revolt and execution of Vincent Oge in February 1791. Rights of men of color and men of mixed-race is discussed at length as the narrator puts the race relations in context of history.
Students understand the basic political events of the French Revolution, broken down into four stages, and the shifts of power during each stage. They examine how the members of the Third Estate gained not only political but also economic and social power while the First and Second Estates lost power.
Students practice reading, writing and speaking in French, plan a tour of Paris and compare French and American journalism.
Students investigate the events leading up to WWII, using hand-outs, worksheets, and supplementary activities.

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