Last period we saw the causes of The French Revolution which led to the beginnings of the Revolution with the storming of the Bastille. We will continue to examine the events of the Revolution as it led to the Republic, the execution of King Louis XVI and finally the Reign of Terror as the Committee on Public Safety led by Danton & Robespierre began to send to the guillotine those perceived to be the enemies of the Revolution.
The Revolution Brings Reform & Terror Textbook Reading (you need to make sure that you do more than just review the powerpoints. Make sure you complete the textbook readings in order to gain a deeper understanding.)
Lastly, you will make a Tombstone and epitaph of a French revolution personality.Use the attached template.
Your task: Write the epitaph (a summary statement of commemoration for a dead person) like you’d find on a gravestone for a person from this unit. You may earn extra points if you make it artistic. Complete 2 from the following:
Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, George Danton, Jean Paul Marat, Maximillian Robespierre, Charlotte Corday
Your epitaph should follow this model:
Member of which political group
Include two pictures that represent the person. (for royals use French Royal symbols & for others use symbols of the French Revolution.)
Finally, we will watch the following video on the Terror.
The Terror ended with the execution of Robespierre.