French Revolution

Our French Revolution lesson plan teaches students about the French Revolution, including its causes and effects, its major conflicts, and its lasting impact. Students also learn relevant vocabulary and about some key figures involved in the conflict.

Our French Revolution lesson plan is an overview of the French Revolution and does not include an in-depth study or investigation of the revolution. A summary of the important people and events of the revolution is included. During this lesson, students are asked to work with a partner to consider various factors that may lead people to begin a revolution and answer questions about them in order to think more deeply about the issues behind historical revolutions. Students are also asked to identify people and their role during the French Revolution in order to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson.

At the end of the lesson, students will be able to explain the causes of the French Revolution and identify some of the major people and events of the war.

Common Core State Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.5, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.3, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.7, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.6.2, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.4, CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6.10

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Social Studies


4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade

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    andrea b.
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    French Revolution

    Great activity!

    John H.
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    Loved it! Excellent materials!