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Lesson: French Revolution and Visual Language of Power
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.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
The French Revolution Differentiated Project List
Here is a great list of project ideas on the French Revolution that is designed so that your class members can pick and choose which ones they are most interested in, while also gaining a comprehensive review of the event.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The French Revolution
Starting with a quote by Charles Dickens from A Tale of Two Cities, the slides featured in this presentation go into thorough detail about the French Revolution. It includes portraits of key historical figures, maps, and demographic details about pre-revolutionary France.
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
Writing Exercise: The French Revolution
A great cross-curricular activity pairs the French Revolution with a writing exercise. Have your class consider the economic causes of the French Revolution, the feudal class system, and Napoleon Bonaparte as a bridge between democracy and monarchy.
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn
This resource is rich with primary and secondary source material regarding major events in the Atlantic world during the Age of Revolution. While there are suggested classroom activities toward the beginning of the resource, its true value lies in the reproductions of such major historical documents as the United States Declaration of Independence, the Haitian Declaration of Independence, and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Roles & Powers of the President
Here is a fantastic, comprehensive resource on the roles and powers assigned to the president of the United States. It includes several critical thinking exercises and engaging activities, from cartoon analysis and the opportunity to design a classified newspaper ad seeking a new president to a rousing game of Two Truths and a Lie!
8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
A Dream of Classic Perfection
Students look at how Greek classical art and philosophy influenced the French Revolution. In this French Revolution lesson, students use primary sources, Neoclassical art, to look at how they show what society was like during this time period.
7th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
KWHL Strategy for A Tale of Two Cities
Students activate prior knowledge about French and English history. In this historical fiction literacy lesson, students list information they know about the French Revolution and the history of England. Students contribute ideas to complete the first column of a KWHL chart for A Tale of Two Cities, then discuss what they want to know with a partner.
8th - 11th Social Studies & History
Splendide Californie French Artists’ Impressionsof the Golden State, 1786-1900
There is a lot to learn from art. This teacher's guide provides you with extensive background information, activities, and a scripted commentary to accompany a slide show on French artists in California during the Gold Rush Period. The slide show is not provided but image information is, along with an activity to be completed for each image show.
6th - 8th Visual & Performing Arts
The Altes Museum in Berlin: An Institution of German Romanticism
Museums that house art also house history. Take a look inside the Altes Museum in Berlin with a great presentation that provides background on the construction and history of the museum. Image and text will help learners conceptualize the Greek inspirations for the museum itself as well as its collection on German Romantic pieces.
11th - Higher Ed Visual & Performing Arts
Lesson: Elizabeth Peyton: Pictures of Royalty: The Imagined
Elizabeth Peyton is an artist who creates images of people (often famous) that she doesn't personally know. These images become part of her imagined community. Learners analyze her work, her community of imagined friends, and then create a real or imagined community of their own.
9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
Marie Antoinette: The Tragic Queen
Students view a documentary on Marie Antoinette, who became a symbol of the reviled monarchy. After viewing, students discuss what they saw then create a family line of Marie Antoinette. They compare maps of Europe from her time to ours.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
A Dream of Class Perfection
Students discover the influence of Greek classical art and philosophy on the French Revolution. In this art lesson plan, students analyze a Neoclassical artist and write an essay in which they discuss how the style contributes to the understanding of the work.
8th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts