Marie Antoinette: The Tragic Queen
Students view a documentary on Marie Antoinette, who became a symbol of the reviled monarchy. After viewing, students discuss what they saw then create a family line of Marie Antoinette. They compare maps of Europe from her time to ours.
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Who was Catherine of Aragon?
Talk about Tudor drama! High school historians explore the tragic life of Catherine of Aragon through an informational text, which is approximately seven paragraphs long. Four comprehension questions follow, three of which are recall...
7th - 10th Social Studies & History
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,...
17 mins 7th - 12th 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...
24 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
French Revolution (Part 2)
Interesting facts and historical anecdotes are peppered throughout this video, which covers the beginnings of the French Revolution of 1789. The narrator guides viewers through the timeline and events of the French Revolution with...
15 mins 7th - 12th Social Studies & History
Marie Antoinette and the French Revolution
Pupils examine how the French and American revolutions influenced and emergence of free press in these countries. Students explore the link between government control of the press and the type of government. They compare and contrast...
9th - 12th English Language Arts