International School History - European Schools - S5

 
S5 History Last update - 06 November 2014 Official European School History 4-5 Syllabus: English, French, German.
Unit 3 - French Revolution
Key Questions Lessons Additional resources and external links
What were the long-term causes of the French Revolution? 1788-1794 visual timeline

Essay planning sheet, printable or e-version

Brooman - Revolution in France 4-18

PowerPoint images from lesson
 
IB History of Europe Course Companion pages 1-10. An edited extract on the ideas behind the revolution is here.

 

 

 

 

History channel documentary video about the French Revolution. Political causes (15-18) - abuse of power e.g. sealed letters and Marie Antoinette. Economic causes (8-12)  Social causes (4-8, 10-11) Cultural causes (12-14) One of my former students wrote a simple outline of the long-term causes.

 
K. Clark's classic Civilisation television documentary series examines the impact of the Enlightenment and The French Revolution.

Links: explanation from the SchoolHistory site, origins of the French Revolution (History Guide), Lecture outline from Paul Halsall

Khan academy video lecture explains the causes of the revolution.
   
A series of lectures and very useful summary diagrams about the French Revolution from the Flow of History website.
What were the short-term causes of the French revolution? Brooman - Revolution in France 19-25

Worksheet PDF

Penalty shootout quiz

 

History channel documentary video about the French Revolution. Short term causes These causes begin with freak weather which caused the poor harvest in the summer 1788. Other causes that need to be included: unemployment, reform of the Estates General, complaints list and the Tennis Court Oath.
 
IB History of Europe Course Companion pages 10-20.
What actually happened at the storming of the Bastille? Brooman - Revolution in France 28-32. (questions 1-3 p.32)

 

 

Images and video of the storming of the Bastille
 
IB History of Europe Course Companion
pages 18-20.
How did Louis XVI gradually lose power after the storming of the Bastille? Brooman - Revolution in France 33-38

Worksheet PDF

 

 

 

History channel documentary video about the French Revolution
 
IB History of Europe Course Companion
pages 20-30.
   
Khan academy video lecture explains what happened after 1789.
Why did the revolutionaries kill Louis XVI? Brooman 38-42 Worksheet PDF

Powerpoint.

 

 

History channel documentary video about the French Revolution.
 
A little Blackadder light relief.
What was the Terror? Brooman 42-49 Worksheet PDF BBC dramatic documentary on Robespierre and Terror.
 
IB History of Europe Course Companion p
ages 31-3.
   
Khan academy video lecture explains the terror.

Video by art historian Simon Schama on Brussels' buried artist David.

Visit David's most controversial painting at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels.
 
Danton - 1983 directed by Andrzej Wajda.

Gérard Depardieu - Danton
Wojciech Pszoniak - Robespierre

 

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