French Revolution

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The lesson is an overview of the French Revolution and does not include an in-depth study or investigation of the revolution.  There are numerous sites included with the additional resources teachers may access to expand the lesson.  The lesson may be used to compare the American Revolution with the French Revolution as well.  A summary of the important people and events of the revolution is included in the lesson.  It is important for students to understand that many countries throughout history have experienced revolutions.

French Revolution Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about the French Revolution
  • Hands-on homework activities
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades 4-6 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

Provide your students with a brief overview of the French Revolution using this lesson.  Your students are likely familiar with the American Revolution, but are not aware that other countries around the world have had revolutions as well.  It does not include an in-depth study or investigation of the revolution, but there are numerous websites included with the additional resources teachers may access to expand the lesson.  The lesson may be used to compare the American Revolution with the French Revolution as well.  A summary of the important people and events of the revolution is contained in the lesson.

Sample Classroom Procedure / Teacher Instruction:  

  1. Tell students or display: The dictionary defines a revolution as a forcible overthrow of a government or social order in favor of a new system.  Ask students to tell the meaning of the words:  forcible, overthrow, social order, new system.
  2. Allow for responses and discussion. Ask students if they believe this has ever happened in America or other countries.
  3. Allow for responses and discussion. (American Revolution) Introduce the French Revolution.
  4. Distribute French Revolution content pages. Read and review the information with the students.  Save the final question for the lesson closing.  Use the additional resources to enhance understanding.
  5. Distribute Activity page. Read and review the instructions.  Place students in groups of 3 or 4.  Encourage students to be specific, and to think deeply about each question.  Before answering each question, ask them to imagine how it could affect themselves and family and friends.  Tell them to be specific with responses.  Allow sufficient time for completion.  (Use additional paper if necessary.)
  6. Once completed, a class discussion follows with each group giving feedback related to the issues and questions. Debate if necessary, ask students to support their opinions, facts, etc. (responses to questions will vary.)
  7. Distribute Practice page. Check and review the students’ responses.
  8. Distribute the Homework page. The next day, check and review the students’ responses.  Allow students to share responses to questions.
  9. In closing, ask: What do you think would motivate, inspire, or persuade a large group of citizens in the United States to start a revolution?  Would you participate in it?  Why or why not?
  10. Allow for responses and discussion. (Temper unreasonable or irresponsible comments.)  Ask students to support their responses with facts.

Common Core State Standards:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.5       CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.3                CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.7

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2        CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.3                CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.7

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2    CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.4      CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.10

Class Sessions (45 minutes):At least 2 class sessions

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Additional information

Grade Level

4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

Subject

Social Studies

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