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Napoléon Bonaparte: un héros ou un tyran?
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.
10th - 12th Languages
French Revolution (Part 4)- The Rise 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.
17 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Napoleon and the War of the Third Coalition
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.
22 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Preparing for the Lewis and Clark Expedition
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.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History
French Revolution (Part 3)- Reign of Terror
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.
24 mins 7th - 12th 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
Napoleon and the Wars of the First and Second Coalitions
After a brief summary of Napoleon's conquests and the coalitions against which he fought, this video details his emergence as Emperor and a major superpower in Europe. It summarizes main points about Napoleon, including his trail through Egypt and back into France, and his appointment as first Consul.
13 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Napoleon's Peninsular Campaigns
Told like an exciting story about the adventures of Napoleon, this video thoroughly and appealingly guides students through the most pivotal moments of the beginning of Napoleon's downfall, leading up to his unsuccessful invasion of Russia.
20 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Napoleon and the War of the Fourth Coalition
France has gone through a lot of changes lately - first the monarchy fell to revolution, then the Republic was formed from the ashes, and now Napoleon has made France a major world power once again. This video shows the meteoric rise of Napoleon I, the new Emperor, and his continued acquisition of power and territory as he fights Russia, Prussia, and Great Britain in the War of the Fourth Coalition.
16 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
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.
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Louisiana Purchase: Reading and Quiz
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.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
The Louisiana Purchase: Worksheet
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.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Western Civilizations, Chapter 18: The French Revolution
Add authenticity to western civilizations with primary source analysis, one of many great tools available on this comprehensive online guide. Although designed to accompany the Western Civilizations text, it is valuable independently. Scholars examine 5 documents detailing causes, events, and ramifications of the French Revolution, including Napoleon's rise to power.
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History
Western Civilizations, Chapter 20: From Restoration to Revolution
Give your historians a geographical perspective using map labeling, one of many great tools available on this comprehensive western civilizations website. Although designed to use with the Western Civilizations text, it is valuable independently.
10th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History