The French Revolution
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!
Researching the Time & Place - When? Where? Who? Why? What? ~ How?
- French Revolution & Napoleon
Teacher and kids resources for lessons and activities.
- French Revolution Unit Plans
Designed for 9th grade, but may be adapted for other grades - plans, ideas, and worksheets.
- The French Revolution
Summary of Events (1789 - 1799) from Spark Notes
- 19th Century in France
Learn about Politics, Social Classes, Technology, Fashion, Furniture, Music, Architecture, The Academy, Breaking Away, Art, and Symbolism by the Paris Project.
- The Palace of Versailles
Beautiful pictures and Information.
- Napoleon & Beethoven
From the "Legends and Heroes" Series from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra - a lesson plan comparing and contrasting these two 1800's men.
More on the Revolution - Study Materials
Some of these are more graphic than others and should be chosen carefully with the maturity of students.
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.
Do you want to learn more? - Other sites we liked for study!
- *French Revolution
Worksheets for study ~ Chronology, Overview Diagram, Causes of the Revolution (variety of forms), "Tennis Court Speech", Revolution Begins, King Louis XVI, Newspaper Report, War & Republic, Trial of a King, Execution of a King, Execution of Louis
- *Freedom or Death
French Revolution Quest ~ Over 20 small articles giving information about the Revolution, Timeline, Biographies, and Multimedia.
- French Revolution for Kids
from KidsPast.com "The Past Belongs to Kids"
- The French Revolution
Several articles about the French Revolution from "Social Studies for Kids"
- French Revolution Videos
Teacher approved videos about the revolution and it's events.
DVD's about the French Revolution - Make the Historic Stories Come Alive!
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
France ~ The Country & Geography - Understand the revolution better by knowing the country!
- French Theme Page
English / French Dictionary, Tons of Mini Books, Worksheets, and Activities for the French language. There are also flag, map, artists, and inventors materials.
- France @ World Atlas
Besides having awesome maps to print, several other resources are given ~ Brief Description, Famous Natives, Fast Facts, Flags & Symbols, Islands & Regions, Landforms, Land Statistics, Latitude & Longitude, Links, Maps, Time, and a Timeli
- Inventors & Inventions from France
from Enchanted Learning
- Statue of Liberty
Learn more about the relationship of France and the United States with this gift given almost a century later.
Read about France
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.
Lapbooking & Notebooking
- Lapbook & Notebook Pages I Created
Mini Books: Bastille Day - July 14, French Words, The Flag of France, Tennis Court Oath, Guillotine, Napoleon Notebook Pages: King Louis XVI, Queen Marie Antoinette, Napoleon Bonaparte
- France Mini Books
Where in the world is France? Mini book with map. French Flag Simple Fold Book Where in Europe is France? Worksheet
- French Revolution
Study Worksheets for Older Kids ~ These would be great to add to a notebook ~ Chronology, Overview Diagram, Causes of the Revolution (variety of forms), "Tennis Court Speech", Revolution Begins, King Louis XVI, Newspaper Report, War & Republic, T
- Blank Map of France
You pick the size to print out ~ maps can be one page size up to 8' X 8' or 64 pages. I guess the largest could be wall posters. I'm considering a 4 page one that will be easy to locate places and then be folded up into our notebook.
- European Map
Print with labels or no labels.
- Maps of France @ Worksheet Works
Design your own specifications to these maps and worksheets. Freelance France Map - choose cities, physical attributes, and neighbors to be displayed with or without labels "Label Me" France Map - choose what to have your students label. These make g
Games for Learning
- Walk the Plank Game
Answer the questions about the French Revolution correctly with the pirates.
- Fling the Teacher Game
I DON'T like the title, but the game forces kids to know basic facts.
- French Revolution Mini Games
Matching, Flashcards, Concentration, Word Search
- French Revolution & Napoleon
A 25 questions mini online quiz
- Online Interactive Europe Map
Roll the mouse over the map to see the hidden names - colorful and easy. A tremendous amount of online map game activities and print resources for all types of maps may be found here!
- Europe Online Map Puzzle
Click and drag the countries to their locations ~ 4 levels of difficulty
French Revolution & Literature Studies
- Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
Literature Unit Study on this story.
- The Boy Who Drew Birds: A Story of James John Audubon
"Summary: John James Audubon was a boy who loved the outdoors and believed in studying birds in nature, not just from books. Capturing the early passion of America's greatest painter of birds, this story will leave young readers listening intently fo
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.
L'Arts de France
- French Songs & Music
Download free MP3's and information about French music.
- French Music
from Discover France
- Music of France
History of music in France ~ French composers
- French Art
Art history through time ~ French artists
- French Artists
from Artcyclopedia ~ a timeline listing of French Artists
- French Literature
Check the links at the bottom of the page - some are other pages within the site about literature in different time periods, other links are of other sites.