Teacher-Written Lesson

French Revolution: Enlightenment in Action

  • Written by Michael McLaughlin
  • 45 minutes

Lesson Overview

I provided copies of these notes to students at the start of our study on the French Revolution. The lecture was enhanced through a PowerPoint that displayed primary source images and quotes from documents. We also viewed the excellent History Channel documentary on the French Revolution - this was viewed in ten-minute segments to break up the film and to fit into our notes and course of study. This outline touches on the topics of: causes of the revolution, storming of the Bastille, radicals fight for power, revolution turns violent, Paris in Crisis, women's march to Versialles, September massacres, execution of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, Robspierre, the Civil Constitution of the Clergy, and more. 

Recommended For

Grade Level: High School

Subject: History, World History, AP World History Practice Test Materials, European History

Learner: Traditional Classroom, Advanced Placement, Homeschooled Students, Gifted Learners

Tagged as: history,  french revolution,  french history,  european history

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