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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.
Plenty of events and attitudes incited the French Revolution. Your class will learn all about the causes, effects, and changes that took place during and after this war. Each slide is put together in an easy-to-follow fashion, with images, bulleted text, full definitions, timelines, and review questions. An awesome resource for any world history class.
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...
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.
Get out that critical thinking cap and prepare to answer five thought-provoking questions. Each question on this worksheet pertains to the rise of the Monarchy during the French Revolution, the cause and effects of the Revolution, and the Rein of Terror as a "necessary evil." These are great questions sure to prompt thoughtful answers.
An excellent resource for a unit on the French Revolution, this informative presentation guides your class through the events of the Reign of Terror and the events preceding and following it. The slides could be easily broken up into several class sessions for use during an entire unit. Some slides require a little resizing to help crowding issues.
As your historians examine the French Revolution, have them read "Declaration of the Rights of Man" in its entirety; it's not very long, and it gives them a great authenticity to understanding the efforts of the French people. After reading the document, scholars answer two recall questions and one personal response question. Consider extending the personal response to an essay-length assignment, or having learners compare this document to the U.S. Bill of Rights.
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. This learning exercise includes these three great short answer questions.