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Was Napoléon Bonaparte a hero or a tyrant? Discuss examples of each, and list their common attributes. Then, to form a solid argument and take a stance, intermediate and advanced Francophones conduct Internet research. After a few days at the library, they construct an argumentative speech to support that he was either a hero or a tyrant. 
In this online interactive history quiz worksheet, learners respond to 50 multiple choice questions about Napoleon Bonaparte. Students may submit their answers to be scored.
In this Napoleon Bonaparte activity learning exercise, learners record the 9 dates and details provided in the appropriate boxes on the timeline.
In this Napoleon Bonaparte learning exercise, middle schoolers write a confidential report about the details of his birth, political ideas, and rise to power.
In this online interactive history worksheet, students respond to 10 essay and short answer questions about the life and accomplishments of Napoleon Bonaparte.
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.
A timeline of the main events in Napoleon's career (starting in 1799) begins this video, which details the War of the Third Coalition and the transition of the Holy Roman Empire into the Confederation of the Rhine. Maps, paintings, and annotations will make this lecture appealing to your students as they learn about Napoleon's incredible rise to the position of Emperor, and therefore, near-invincibility. Strategies of the war from all perspectives help to round out this chapter in history.
Here's a worksheet to help your class envision the Lewis and Clark expedition. Your young historians read a one-page article on the expedition, use context clues and a dictionary to define eight terms from the article and write a subtitle for each of the five paragraphs in the article. They imagine they are members of the Corps of Discovery and write a letter to a family member on their trip through the west.
This presentation features a collage of pictures and maps to be annotated by the engaging and passionate narrator. The beginning of the video features a review of the last one (featuring the first steps of the French Revolution), and flows smoothly into the main events of the Revolution and the Reign of Terror. The video also recounts the violent development of the Revolution; at teacher's discretion, this can be viewed in one sitting or in several class sessions.
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. 
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 activity includes these three great short answer questions.
In this Napoleon Bonaparte study guide worksheet, learners read a brief overview pertaining to the man and then respond to a reflection question.
For this Napoleon Bonaparte worksheet, students complete a graphic organizer that requires them to examine 26 events and categorize them as successes or failures for Napoleon.
Celebrate the anniversary of one of the United States' most important land acquisitions with a fun worksheet. The class answers five matching questions related to those involved with the Louisiana Purchase and then think about what life would be like today if France still had control of Louisiana.
Present the life and times of Napoleon to your World History class. This is a very complete slide-show that high-lights the key events, players, and politics that lead to the rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte. There are many rich and interesting images, any one of which would be a great discussion starter. This one is a definite download.
Students examine the color in paintings. In this visual arts lesson, students explore the 1821 painting by Jacques-Louis David and identify the colors in the art piece. Students write an original fairy tale and create an illustration using primary colors and one neutral color.
In need of informational text and a related quiz regarding the Louisiana Purchase? Here are four pages containing basic information on Thomas Jefferson, Napoleon, Manifest Destiny, and the Louisiana Purchase, plus a 15-question quiz. 
Students examine the portrait of two historical princesses. In this art history lesson, students define the term "adornment" and discuss the characteristics of each painting. Students compare and contrast the objects worn by women. As a follow-up activity, students draw a portrait of a women from their own lives.
Students identify adornments as a form of art. In this art and jewelry instructional activity, students view portraits of two historical princess noticing their adornments, then draw a person in their life focusing on the adornments they wear.
Young readers examine the details in an 1821 painting by Jacques-Louis David depicting two sisters who are exiled princesses. They read a tale about the Brothers Grimm, who were writing fairy tales during the same time period that these sisters were exiled. They then write and illustrate a fairy tale inspired by the painting.

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