*Note - this is lesson #1, created by Dan Nguyen, of my French Revolution unit. Please check my page if you would like to purchase the entire unit at a discounted price.
This lesson plan covers the underlying causes for the French Revolution as well as the events that begin it.
Specific topics include: 1. The Social Class system of France, the 3 Estates. 2. Bourgeoisie and Peasant anger 3. King Louis XVI and France's economic crisis. 4. The convening of the Estates-General 5. The 3rd Estate forming the National Assembly. 6. How the 3rd Estate was influenced by the Enlightenment and the American Revolution 7. The Tennis Court Oath 8. The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
Students read a 2 and a half page article that covers these topics. An additional 2 page chart is included. On the chart, students will use the article to complete a "comic strip."
For each section of the chart, there are specific questions for the students to respond to. Then on the bottom of each section, students are to visually illustrate the main idea from that section.
For Texas teachers, this lesson addresses the following TEKs:
WH1 History. The student understands traditional historical points of reference in world history. The student is expected to: (E) identify major causes and describe the major effects of the following important turning points in world history from 1750 to 1914: the Enlightenment's impact on political revolutions
WH9 History. The student understands the causes and effects of major political revolutions between 1750 and 1914. The student is expected to: (D) identify the influence of ideas such as separation of powers, checks and balances, liberty, equality, democracy, popular sovereignty, human rights, constitutionalism, and nationalism on political revolutions
WH20 Government. The student understands how contemporary political systems have developed from earlier systems of government. The student is expected to: (B) identify the impact of political and legal ideas contained in the following documents: the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen
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