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The French Revolution



(1789 - 1815 A.D.)

The French Revolution and Napoleon

$160 per month

1 session per week


Allison Bruning




12 - 18  years old




Session 1: The French Revolution Begins


Students will identify

Old Regime, estate, Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Estates-General, National Assembly, Tennis Court Oath and Great Fear.

Students will explain how they would change an unjust government in the late 1700s. 

Students will analyze the The Three Estates.

Students will summarize the lives and historical contributions of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

Students will explain why the Third Estate propose a change in the Estates-General voting rules.

Students will summarize the importance of bread in France.

Students will describe how the women's march marked a turning point in the relationship between the king and the people. 


1) Complete Section 1 Assessment and Multimedia Activity on page 655.

2) Read pages 656 - 662 in course textbook.

3) Complete the Science and Technology Connect to Today questions on page 659.

Session 2: Revolution Brings Reform and Terror


Students will review their homework.

Students will identify Legislative Assembly, emigre, sans-culotte, Jacobin, guillotine, Maximilien Robespierre, and Reign of Terror.

Students will describe how the terms left, right and center are connected to political factions in today's world.

Students will analyze how differences of opinion on how to handle such issues as food shortages and debt affected the Legislative Assembly.

Students will describe what the September Massacres showed about the mood of the people.

Students will summarize the life and historical contributions of Jean-Paul Marat.

Students will analyze the use of the guillotine during the French Revolution. 

Students will analyze a primary text and explain how Robespierre justified the used of terror.

Students will analyze primary and secondary sources relating to the French Revolution.


1) Complete Section 2 Assessment and Multimedia Activity on page 661.

2) Read pages 663 - 667 in course textbook.

Session 3: Napoleon Forges an Empire


Students will review their homework.

Students will identify Napoleon Bonaparte, coup d'etat, plebiscite, lycee, concordat, Napoleonic Code, and Battle of Trafalgar.

Students will summarize the life and historical contributions of Napoleon Bonaparte.

Students will explain how Napoleon was able to become a dictator.

Students will infer why they think Napoleon crowned himself emperor.

Students will describe the effects Napoleon intended the sale of Louisiana to have on France, the United States and Britain.

Students will analyze the geographical locations of key battles during the War in Europe from 1805 - 1813 A.D.

Students will conclude how successful Napoleon had been in his efforts to build an empire by 1805 A.D.


1) Complete Section 3 Assessment and Connect to Today on page 667.

2) Read pages 668 - 671 in course textbook.

Session 4: Napoleon's Empire Collapses


Students will review their homework.

Students will identify blockade, Continental System, guerrilla, Peninsular War, scorched-earth policy, Waterloo, and Hundred Days.

Students will explain how the growing feelings of nationalism in European countries hurt Napoleon.

Students will analyze the geographical locations of Napoleon's Russian Campaign in 1812.

Students will explain why the French people welcomed back Napoleon so eagerly.


1) Complete Section 4 Assessment and Connect to Today on page 671.

2) Read pages 672 - 675 in course textbook.

Session 5: The Congress of Vienna


Students will review their homework.

Students will identify Congress of Vienna, Klemens von Metternich, balance of power, legitimacy, Holy Alliance and Concert of Europe.

Students will summarize in what ways the Congress of Vienna was a success.

Students will compare the geographical locations of European countries in 1810  and 1817.

Students will describe the seeds that were sown by the French Revolution.

Students will describe how the French Revolution affected not only Europe but also other areas of the world.

Students will analyze the relationship between the Congress and Vienna and the United Nations.

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