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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.
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...
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. Images of revolutionary figures are also displayed.
A good way to transition from the French Revolution to the influence of Napoleon Bonaparte, this video details how the French government changed in the intervening years, and Napoleon's militaristic rise to power. The colorful maps, pictures, and annotations detail the instances in which "Napoleon kicks butt," and will make this presentation appealing to even uninterested historians.
Pupils 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.
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.
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.
In the final video about the rise, height of power, and fall of Napoleon, Sal details the last historic battles before the Sixth Coalition forces the powerful leader to abdicate and eventually into exile. The presentation uses maps, paintings, and a particularly interesting photograph of the house in Elba to which Napoleon is exiled. The installment of Louis XVIII as King after the removal of Napoleon will surely inspire some discussion in class as to the efficiency of the French Revolution.
Here is an interesting and somewhat interactive presentation. Covering the French Revolution, the slide show begins with a timeline of Napoleon's rise to power and ultimate fall. Main ideas for each event are then outlined with critical thinking questions. Each topic from the timeline also includes a graphic organizer the shows key concepts in a different way. A great resource for independent learners or homeshoolers.
Determine if you think nationalism led france into the French Revolution. Presented here are multiple facts pertaining to France's nationalist ideology and the path leading to the Revolution. While text is somewhat scant, major events such as the Storming of the Bastille are well represented.