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What was French life like in the later years of World War I? With this as your guiding question, International Baccalaureate classes will study the 10 French posters and answer a variety of questions (in French). Although not all of the links posted work correctly, the questions are accessible. Advanced placement classes could also complete this assignment. 
In this French history study guide worksheet, learners read a brief overview pertaining to major events in history of France from circa 1500 to the present.
In this French history study guide worksheet, students read a brief overview pertaining to the history of France from the Reformation to the present and fill in the blanks with the appropriate words. Students also respond to 25 short answer questions regarding the topic.
Students review the most recent vocabulary list of French words. Using literature by Victor Hugo and Guy de Maupassant, they discover the history and culture of France. Using a map and the text, they locate the cities and regions of the country to end the lesson.
In this online interactive history worksheet, learners respond to 8 short answer and essay questions about the French Revolution. Students may check some of their answers on the interactive worksheet. 
In this French Revolution activity, students respond to 13 short answer questions regarding the patterns of revolutions as well as questions based on a population chart.
In this French history activity, students read the noted textbook pages and then respond to 11 short answer questions about the French Revolution.
Complete with territory maps, photos, and interesting anecdotes, this video covers the major events of American History, roughly from 1754 to 1865. Plymouth and Jamestown are mentioned in the beginning of the video, but the speaker "fast-forwards" 130 years to discuss the French and Indian War. This is an engaging way to review American history up to the Civil War for students who might be a little fuzzy on the details.
Ah, Impressionism, one of the most studied genres of art. High schoolers study the works of the major French Impressionist painters: Renoir, Monet, Degas, Gauguin, Seurat, ToulouseLautrec, Utrillo, Pissarro, Cassatt, Morisot, and Caillebotte. They create products for presentation and use reading and writing strategies in various activities.
The arrogance of Napoleon is finally curtailed his final and most ambitious mission. Detailing one of the "top five famous military campaigns in all history," this video describes Napoleon's unsuccessful campaign to invade Russia - and his eventual loss of power. It includes the famous chart by Charles Joseph Minard, which shows the diminishing size of Napoleon's army throughout his Russian campaign, along with many maps to illustrate the strategies of the ill-fated mission.
Students can gain a greater understanding of 19th century Europe by focusing on French Realism.
History comes alive in this engaging video, which artfully sets up the first steps of the French Revolution. Students will relate to the idea of nobility "living it up" while 98% of the French citizens went without wealth or rights. The drama of the French Revolution is truly reflected in the narrator's passion and annotations of paintings and maps. Students will beg you to teach them what happens next to Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, and the dissatisfied French population...
French Revolution lessons can help students explore the political, social, and economic issues of the time.
Interesting facts and historical anecdotes are peppered throughout this video, which covers the beginnings of the French Revolution of 1789. The narrator guides viewers through the timeline and events of the French Revolution with colorful, animated annotation and several relevant pictures and maps. He also makes an aside to establish the context of Europe at the time, including the influence of the Holy Roman Empire.
Combine research, history, French, and art with an exploration of French castles. Pupils select a castle, research and write a two-page report on the history of the castle, create a PowerPoint presentation with images, and come up with visual or physical representation of the chosen castle. The assignment page lists specific requirements for the project and includes a brief point breakdown.
Use these eight rubrics to inspire and grade eight different French projects that incorporate composition and presentation, and sometimes illustration. Each rubric includes a brief description of the project and project requirements. French language learners are graded for written work and oral presentation skills on a scale from developing (not yet within expectations) to strong (exceeds expectations).
"Is capitalism competition natural and good, or should there be systems in place to check it for the sake of our collective well-being?" Explore the complexity and history behind capitalism and socialism in Crash Course World History #33. Though he presents information quickly, Green also extensively dissects these broad economic concepts, highlighting key personalities in their development, terms such as industrial and mercantilism capitalism, as well as class struggle and communism. Tip: Have learners watch the videos once with one central question in mind, and then re-watch the video stopping at various points for class to take notes and discuss concepts.
Take a look at the French Revolution and neo-classic art, then compare it to current social issues and contemporary art. Kids analyze several pieces painted by Jacques-Louis David in regard to style and subject then compare them to pieces painted by Kehinde Wiley's modern representations. 
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the French and Indian War. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, students respond to 50 multiple choice questions about the French Revolution. Students may submit their answers to be scored.