Make a Newspaper on the French Revolution or Napoleon


 

The French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars are among the most important events in all of history. As we get ready for a Unit Exam you will write a newspaper about an event in the French Revolution or Napoleon. You can either write about a broad topic or a very specific topic. Use your imagination.

  • Use the Template worksheet or Make one of your own
  • Write articles based on the topics we covered
  • Include details
  • Write in your own words(do not copy)
  • Use artwork
  • Extra Points for creativity and imagination

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You can cover:

  • French Revolution
  • Reign of Terror
  • Napoleon
  • Congress of Vienna

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Powerpoint with Bellringer and instructions for newspaper

French Revolution Newspaper Template

Napoleon Newspaper Template

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The Rise of Napoleon


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This week we will examine one of the most important people in World History Napoleon Bonaparte. After the chaos of the Reign of Terror Napoleon rose quickly up the ladder of power in France. We will first look at his rise to power through his military victories, overthrow of the Directory, appointment as First Consul and then as Emperor. We will conclude by looking at the Peninsular War in Spain by looking at the painting Third of May by Francisco de Goya. Afterwards, you will complete a crossword puzzle and guided reading on the rise of Napoleon.

Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte Powerpoint

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We will use the following videos video below to help us understand the painting The Third of May by Goya.

 

Looking at the Peninsular War through Goya’s Third of May Worksheet

The Rise of Napoleon Guided Reading

Napoleon Forges An Empire Textbook Reading

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The Reign of Terror-Primary Sources


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The period following Louis’s execution became known as ‘The
Terror’ in France. In the years 1793 — 1794, thousands of
people suspected of anti-revolutionary activities or of helping
France’s enemies were sent to the guillotine. We need to look at
the situation in France to understand why the reign of terror
began. In January 1793, Louis was executed. In February, it
was clear that the war was still going badly for France. And in
March, there was a peasant revolt in Vendee, in the northwest.
In August, the Jacobins declared that ‘Terror is the order
of the day’. By the late summer, many areas of France were
rebelling against the new radical Jacobin government. Because
of these threats to the stability of France, the Convention took
emergency measures. It set up a Committee of Public Safety
(source 1), which had twelve members. Measures
such as setting up the Committee for Public Safety,
were aimed at allowing the revolution to survive
during a crisis. A fear of traitors had grown in
France following revolution and war, and this led to another
measure, revolutionary tribunals.The law was changed to try folk
quickly. You will examine several sources and answer constructed response questions using the sources. make sure you use the sources in your answers.

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You will examine the Reign of Terror using primary & secondary sources. Make sure you answer completely using complete sentences.

Reign of Terror Sources Worksheet

The Republic and the Reign of Terror


 

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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.

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The French Revolution: The Republic & The Reign of Terror Powerpoint

The French Revolution: The Republic & The Reign of Terror Guided Notes

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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.)

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Lastly, you will make a Tombstone and epitaph of a French revolution personality.Use the attached template.

Make a Gravestone and epitaph Worksheet & 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:

Here Lies….

Born…

Died…

Husband/wife of….

Father/Mother/brother/son of…or

Member of which political group

Famous for…

Remembered for…

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.

 

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The Causes of the French Revolution


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This week we will examine a very important part of Europe and World history The French Revolution. By the mid 1700s France was considered the most advanced country in the world and the center of the Enlightenment. Yet while France had all the appearances of a rich prosperous country this appearance was deceiving as France was deep in debt and simmering in unrest as France suffered from high taxes, high inflation, inequality and lingering questions raised by Enlightenment thinkers such as Voltaire and Rousseau. These tensions and problems led to the French Revolution.

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As we examine the issues of the French Revolution you will look at the different phases and issues of the Revolution through the viewpoints & perspectives of different classes of French citizens. During this time citizens of France were divided into classes or Estates. The Three Estates were: First Estate: Clergy, Second Estate: Nobility, Third Estate: Everyone else  (About 95 percent of the population, including the bourgeoisie(middle class), urban workers, and rural peasants.

French Revolution Powerpoint Part 1

The French Revolution Begins Guided Notes

The Causes of the French Revolution: Primary Sources and Questions

The French Revolution Begins Textbook Reading

The Legacy of the French Revolution and Napoleon


Next week we will begin preparing for out mid term exams. We will also take a short quiz on the French Revolution & Napoleon. The quiz will consist of 15 multiple choice questions and a constructive response question on the Legacy of Napoleon.

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Thursday/Friday we will discuss the Legacy of the French Revolution & Napoleon. Afterwards you will have an opportunity to complete any missing or incomplete work.

Legacy of the French Revolution & Napoleon Powerpoint

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The Fall of Napoleon & The Congress of Vienna


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By the beginning of 1812 Napoleon was at the height of his power in Europe. He controlled all of Europe either directly or indirectly yet Great Britain was still out of his reach. He sought to bring Britain to her knees through an economic blockade known as the Continental System. But in 1810 the Russian Czar Alexander I began to trade with the British which led to Napoleon’s decision to invade Russia and force Russia to cease trading with the British. Historians have long regarded this as Napoleon’s greatest mistake as the Russians merely retreated into the vastness of Russia. The harshness of the Russian winter decimated Napoleon’s army and gave Napoleon’s enemies an opportunity to defeat him at the Battle of Leipzig(also called the Battle of the Nations)

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Battle of Waterloo

Napoleon was exiled to the island of Elba in the Mediterranean  but after a year he returned to Paris where he was welcomed as a returning hero. Napoleon gathered an army and faced a British and Prussian army led by the British Duke of Wellington at Waterloo in Belgium where he met his final defeat. Afterwards the nations of Europe gathered at the Congress of Vienna where they remade Europe and attempted to roll back the Enlightenment changes brought by the French Revolution.

We will examine Napoleon’s fall, attempt to regain glory at Waterloo and Congress of Vienna. Afterwards you will have an opportunity to complete any incomplete work and we will watch the video on Napoleon’s life. Link to the Powerpoint and textbook reading are found below.

The Fall of Napoleon Powerpoint

Napoleon’s Empire Collapses Textbook Reading

The Congress of Vienna Textbook Reading

 

The Rise of Napoleon


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This week we will examine one of the most important people in World History Napoleon Bonaparte. After the chaos of the Reign of Terror Napoleon rose quickly up the ladder of power in France. We will first look at his rise to power through his military victories, overthrow of the Directory, appointment as First Consul and then as Emperor. We will conclude by looking at the Peninsular War in Spain by looking at the painting Third of May by Francisco de Goya. Afterwards you will complete a crossword puzzle and guided reading on the rise of Napoleon.

Rise of Napoleon Bonaparte Powerpoint

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We will use the video below to help us in our understanding of the painting The Third of May

Looking at the Peninsular War through Goya’s Third of May Worksheet

The Rise of Napoleon Crossword

The Rise of Napoleon Guided Reading

Napoleon Forges An Empire Textbook Reading

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Catch Up


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When we return to class after the Thanksgiving break we will begin to examine the rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte. We will finish the semester by looking at Napoleon even though we have a short period of time to complete the unit. Even if we do not finish the unit in class you will be responsible all of the unit found in the textbook. So make sure you read ahead.

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Many of you still have not completed all the work for this semester. If you turn in the Facebook project THIS week you can still receive 75% of the grade. Follow the links below for all the assignments included so far in this unit which include The Enlightenment and the French Revolution. Other late work if turned in by Tuesday morning can receive 90% credit; if received by Friday you will receive 75% credit. All work turned in next week will receive 50% credit. WARNING: Make sure you don’t copy or plagiarize. I always find out.

Reign of Terror Sources Worksheet

French Revolution Political Cartoons Constructed Response Questions

Palace of Versailles Virtual Tour Worksheet

Virtual Tour of the Palace of Versailles Website

Oliver Cromwell Character Worksheet (use the Powerpoint below)

Oliver Cromwell Powerpoint (for use with the worksheet)

Absolute Monarch Facebook Page

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When we return to school after the Thanksgiving break we will begin to study the rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte. Napoleon came to power during post Terror France and dominated much of Europe.  From 1799-1815 most of Europe became embroiled in the Napoleonic Wars which were centered on the person of Napoleon Bonaparte. I preparation for the Napoleonic Era you can watch the video below. If you watch the video and type a one page review of the video you can receive 100 points. Make sure the paper is typed and in your OWN words. You can email me your paper to leverettscotlandville@yahoo.com 

Also if you are planning on presenting a Salon group reenactment then make sure it is ready by the time class starts after Thanksgiving. Also remember  the optional projects (French Revolution/Napoleon Shirt or The French Revolution/Napoleon Movie Poster Projects are due December 10/11)

Many of you did not complete the Facebook project. You should take advantage of the time off to complete any missing work. You can still complete missing work for fewer points.

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