What Caused the French Revolution?

Was cake really the cause of the French Revolution? Learn about all of the political elements and implications that led to the end of 1,000 years of French monarchy, and how the upheaval began the first French Republic at the end of the 18th century.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Assign the video and assessment for homework before a lesson on the French Revolution
  • Encourage learners to draw out a timeline of the events based on the description from the video
Classroom Considerations

  • Video includes a caption that notes a timeline correction
Pros

  • Includes a multiple choice assessment from the video, as well as a reading passage for extending the lesson
  • Video is engaging and informative for all reading levels
Cons

  • None