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The Crisis of American Diplomacy, 1793–1808

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
The tangled web of the United States’ diplomatic alliances and foreign policy during the French Revolution comes under scrutiny in a three-resource collection. Young historians examine how Great Britain and France challenged both the...
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The American War for Independence

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Imagine the chances of a ragtag militia taking on the disciplined army and the majestic navy of the world’s largest empire. What were the colonialists thinking and what were their chances of success? Using primary source documents and an...
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Learn About the Dreyfus Affair

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
Innocent man or traitor to France? That is the question addressed in a five-lesson unit that looks at multiple interpretations of the Dreyfus Affair. As young historians examine primary sources, they also consider the bias that history...
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The Price of Freedom: Americans at War Printable Exhibition

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
The Price of Freedom: Americans at War is a collection of 13 resources from a printable exhibition curated by the Smithsonian Museum of American History.  Each resource begins with a summary and a table of contents. The resources...
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WWII - Hitler Invades France

For Teachers 9th - 12th
After securing Poland and Czechoslovakia, Adolf Hitler orders his troops into France. It is within days that Paris is occupied and France is divided. Hitler is on an all-time high here, after so many smooth acquisitions.
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France Before WW1 - La Belle Époque?

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
Were there already warning signs in France prior to World War I that showed what was to come? Scholars investigate life in France prior to the Great War. They discuss and analyze anti-Semitism and economic issues erupting in France in...
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Geography Now! France

For Students 8th - Higher Ed Standards
While most think of metropolitan France in Europe, they may not know the country's reach extends across the world through its various overseas territories and departments. France has a fierce pride, with laws that require radio...
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WWII - Allies Liberate France

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Both the Allied and Axis Forces fought vehemently over Paris, the French capital. Despite the back and forth, the Allied Forces were able to crush their counterparts, forcing German troops to surrender in 1944.
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The Landscape of France

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students create a nature journal for an imaginary trip around France. They Identify animals and plants that live in France and describe its landscape. In addition they research a period in France's history and prepare a brief summary of...
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Regions of France

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Students pretend that their family has received a free vacation to the region of France of their choice. They must decide what their family's priorities are and research each region to find out which region would be the best for their...
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World War I: U.S. Army Battles in France

For Teachers 9th - 12th
World War I ended on November 11, 1918. Watch clips from the final battles in France that forced Germany to ask for an armistice. Although they were within reach of Paris, the Allies were able to hold them off, and they finally retreated...
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France's New Medieval Castle Takes Shape

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Students explore how a dream to build a medieval castle came to reality. In this instructional activity, students read an article about a knight's castle that is being built in France, then complete numerous activities such as a quiz, a...
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Country: France

For Teachers 1st - 12th
Students use the Internet to explore the culture, holidays, language and regions of France. They take virtual tours of the Palace of Versailles and the Eiffel Tower.
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Getting to Know France

For Students 4th - 6th
For this map skills worksheet, students answer 14 questions about the geography of France. Students then draw a rough map of France. It is assumed that access to an atlas is available.
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International Festival: France

For Teachers K - 2nd
Students explore French culture. In this cross-curriculum social studies lesson, students listen to Madeline by Ludwig Bemelmans and identify words and landmarks associated with France. Students pronounce several phrases in French,...
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Frances Ellen Watkins Harper: Lover of Literacy

For Teachers 6th - 8th
This, the sixth in a series of 10 related resources, examines the life and works of Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, an African American author, born in 1825, who advocated literacy for both free and enslaved African Americans.
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World War II in Color, Part 3/5

For Teachers 9th - 12th
The Nazis destroyed French civilian life when they invaded France in March 1940. Watch the destruction of towns and the fleeing of worried, saddened people. This is part three of a five-part series.
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French Connections

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Learners use Internet links to plan a 3-day tour of France. They role-play a typical encounter that may be experienced during their trip.
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Tour de Force on the Tour de France

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Students explore the incredible obstacles that Lance Armstrong overcame to become the second American winner of the Tour de France. They choose a person whom they admire as the subject of a 'Man in the News' or 'Woman in the News' article.
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Lesson 2: The United States, France, and the Problem of Neutrality, 1796–1801

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
While the French Revolution could be considered inspired by the American Revolution, it created thorny problems for the new United States. Should the United States get involved and be drawn into a European drama? Was the US strong...
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England & France During La Belle Époque

For Teachers 10th - 12th
In need of a lot of information on the La Belle Époque and shifts in British and French government a the turn of the century? Well, here is a 79 slide presentation covering British and French history from 1870-1911. A fantastic resource...
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An Introduction to Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Change is not always best. Edmund Burke's pamphlet Reflections on the Revolution in France takes this perspective as he argues against the potential instability of upending the traditional government model in France. High schoolers watch...
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Countries in France

For Students 9th - 12th
In this social studies worksheet, students find the foreign language terms from France and the answers are found through clicking the link at the bottom of the page.
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Breaking News English: World Cup - France and Uruguay

For Students 5th - 10th
In this World Cup worksheet, students read the article, answer true and false questions, complete synonym matching, complete phrase matching, complete a gap fill, answer short answer questions, answer discussion questions, write, and...