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The French Revolution

Updated on November 28, 2014

Bonjour, France!

A series of revolutions have occurred throughout the world during all of history. Groups of people seeing things differently have unfortunately ended in too much bloodshed. The French Revolution is one of these wars that took a toll on many people ~ starting with the French themselves, and spreading to the surrounding countries with Napoleon. Learning about the world's past mistakes and disagreements will hopefully help us in the future. I do hope and pray that freedom and peace will come to all someday through God's Almighty love. I wish all who pass by here peace and understanding.

Below are materials I have used to teach about the French Revolution. You will find links to research about the French Revolution and / or France itself. I tried to find quality websites, webquests, books, worksheets, games, videos, and resources for the arts and other areas. I hope they are helpful to someone. If you are familiar with other resources that will help in this area of study, please add it to one of the resource lists. Merci et bonne chance, etudients!

Graphic special thanks to Mr. Phillip Martin!


More on the Revolution - Study Materials

Some of these are more graphic than others and should be chosen carefully with the maturity of students.

Historical Atlas of the Napoleonic Era
Historical Atlas of the Napoleonic Era

Read about the history of not only Napoleon, but the times and other people of the time era along with looking at maps and illustrations for deeper comprehension.

 

DVD's about the French Revolution - Make the Historic Stories Come Alive!

The French Revolution (History Channel)
The French Revolution (History Channel)

History Channel always put much research and thought into their presentations of historical events. This 100 minute film will tie in well to a secondary history lesson on the French Revolution over a couple class times. I would use it at the end of a unit for review.

 

Informative Webquests - Fun Ways to Research!

Webquests make researching a topic more interesting! Most will give an individual or group task to find out more about. Needed information is sometimes located on the site, or linked to it. Quizzes, worksheets, and games are also given at times for reinforcement of the concepts.

L'Arc de Triomphe in Paris

National Monument of France

Why is this arch important to France? How is it related to the French Revolution and Napoleon? Something interesting to research!

~ Arc de Triomphe, Paris

~ L'arc de Triomphe = Triumph Arch

Read about France

Getting to Know France and French (Getting to Know Series)
Getting to Know France and French (Getting to Know Series)

Find all sorts of interesting information and photos in small bites that encourage students to want to find out more about a topic. This book about France will definitely give your students a solid background of the country for a short unit, or provide a springboard for a longer unit.

 
Globe Trekker - France
Globe Trekker - France

Help students see these modern day glimpses of France with the well know series, Globe Trekker. This recording contains two full episodes of regions throughout the country.

 

Au revoir!

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      JoyfulPamela2 4 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      @Michey LM: Thanks, Michey! :)

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      Michey LM 4 years ago

      Very good history facts, about revolution... Blessings!

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      JoyfulPamela2 4 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      @siobhanryan: I find it fascinating to see how historic figures are intertwined at times in unusual circumstances.

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      JoyfulPamela2 4 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      @anonymous: The French Revolution is very interesting!

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      JoyfulPamela2 5 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      @JoshK47: Merci!

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Very informative - thanks for sharing!

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      JoyfulPamela2 5 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      @nikitakapoor: You're welcome!

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      nikitakapoor 5 years ago

      Great read, thanks for sharing. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      We share a similar interest!

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      siobhanryan 5 years ago

      Never knew about Beethoven

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      Whilst wars and revolutions are dreadful, they have certainly bulked up our historical reading lists. Thank you for so many interesting referrals.

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      LynetteBell 5 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      A great lens:)

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      I've always been fascinated by the French Revolution!

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      Interesting learning modules

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      @mrducksmrnot: cool

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      Hi

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      i think this website is good for people and kids to look at and learn from.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      i think its so silly

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      mrducksmrnot 6 years ago

      A wonderful lens for sure. I'm brushing up on my french for a visit to Canada soon. Love your pictures also. You stated it right in the beginning..War's = a lot of blood shed that was unnecessary for sure.

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      vkumar05 6 years ago

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      JackNimble 6 years ago

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      Fcuk Hub 6 years ago

      Now I know some interesting facts about French Revolution thanks to you :) have nice day.

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      Krafick 6 years ago

      I studied 7 years in France so I know a lot about the French Revolution, the Commune, French revolutionaries, revolutionary songs, etc. Rafick

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      Chris-H LM 6 years ago

      I'm writing right now about a related subject to the French Revolution--the Assignat. I fear the dollar may be about to share a similar fate. Thank you for your lens!

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      lasertek lm 6 years ago

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      Delia 6 years ago

      Nice lens and lots of great links...I have three books written and published in 1792, Letters of the French Revolution by Helen Maria Williams

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      beckwong 6 years ago

      great lens:)

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      a great compilation of historical facts! thank you for sharing this informative lens! cheers

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      Violin-Student 6 years ago

      Excellent lens. Great information. A fascinating time in history. Great job as usual.

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      photofk3 6 years ago

      Yes it was absolutely helpful.

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      Kiwisoutback 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      I remember this history lesson in school. That is, I remember being taught the lesson, but not the content! Thanks for the refresher.

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      iijuan12 6 years ago from Florida

      Great lens! Thank you for sharing!

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      traveller27 6 years ago

      Nice lens!

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      Mary Norton 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      This is a very useful resource. I am just reading a novel now of that time in France and it is very interesting to see how the nobility lived through this...those who survived of course.

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      sukkran trichy 7 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      great resources here. this is very interesting subject for me. thanks

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      JoeySilvestri 7 years ago

      Bonjour mon amie. I learned my frecnh with Rocket French. The fact that I could download the audio in my mp3 really helped me a lot.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Another good lens with many resources for study. Excellent work.

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      RobbertVeen1 7 years ago

      I love this kind of lenses. They are a great resource for studying a topic in depth. I didn't know there was so much variety in the material on the web about the French Revolution. Thanks!

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      this is in awesome lens on the french revolution. i will favorite this to get more updates

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      LabKittyDesign 7 years ago

      Not to mention the revolution didn't work out so hot for Lavoisier. Why is it always us nerds who get whacked?

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      JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      @TonyPayne: That sounds cool! What is the name of it?

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      Tony Payne 7 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Very nice resource. The French Revolution is fascinating. I have a CD of a 1970's musical on the French Revolution, by the people who later created Miss Saigon. It's a rare find, but great music.

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      JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      @eclecticeducati1: Thank you, Lynn! Hope he learns a lot with the materials above. : )

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      eclecticeducati1 7 years ago

      I'll have to use this with my little guy one of these days! This is great. Blessed by a Squid Angel.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      A very thought provoking lens on French revolution. I have read the Historical revolution that made drastic modifications to the French empire and changed the course of the history.

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      missbat 7 years ago

      This is a really great resource lens, with so much about the history of the French Revolution. Great job!

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      RebeccaE 7 years ago

      wow, this is anawesome lens, I liked it alot, and I learned a lot of information I didn't know, many blessings.

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      Robin S 7 years ago from USA

      Interesting read!

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      JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      @delia-delia: Wow ~ that sounds so cool! I love old books, especially leather bound. There's something special about a book that has stood the test of time. Being printed in the late 1700's, does it contain more eye - witness views of the revolution? I always think that it is more interesting and thought provoking to hear about a time from someone who has lived it as opposed to later writers who do their best to re-created from others writing.

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      Delia 7 years ago

      VERY interesting lens...I have books written by Helen Maria Williams called Letters on the French Revolution printed 1792-95 they are old leather bound books. I found them in an Antique Store years ago, 3 out of the 4 volumes....

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      JoyfulPamela2 7 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      @mydunya: Mr. "mydunya" ~ Thank you for sharing your opinion. I'm sorry that you feel I am only trying to sell things. My goal is totally the opposite. Although I did not write an article about the history of the revolution, the "content" that I want to share with fellow educators is research sites for them and their students that I found to be helpful, webquests, games, videos, worksheets, and more - all of which are free to use - not marketing materials. As far as the books and videos from Amazon, as I have stated on other pages, I am a frequent visitor of the library and I encourage people to use their libraries to the fullest. also. When I see a book or other material picture listed on a site, it helps me to find that resource. Yes, it is nice to sell things, but I just wanted to use my research time to assist others to save them time. I believe that I have more of my goal content on the page than marketing. Thank you for stopping by, I hope you find what you are looking for. ~ Pamela

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      mydunya 7 years ago

      It's rather long LENS, but most of it is marketing material. Maybe you should add some more useful content instead of selling stuff.

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      Your lenses are always so informative! Squid Angel Blessings to you

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      blastfromthepas1 8 years ago

      This is an excellent lens that will surely assist students studying the French Revolution. 5 stars!

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      This is a fantastic resource for studying the French Revolution.

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