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 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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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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