Lesson Plan

The French Revolution Museum

Teaches students events, causes, and effects of the French Revolution.
Patricia T.
Classroom teacher
Ridge High School
Basking Ridge, NJ
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects Social Studies

Students will be able to...define the time period of he French Revolution. Students will be able to identify specific and major events that occurred throughout the entirety of the Revolution, noting specific changes in social and political policies. Students will also be able to identify the causes and effects of the French Revolution.

Social Studies
Grades 8 - 12
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1 The Hook

Activity: Exploring

Students will view reenactments of the French Revolution and read stories written about the time periods. 

2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Conversing

Students will be given a timeline of the major events of the French Revolution. Students will then be be given a brief explanation of each major event and famous individual from the period. Teacher will give directions and model how to use the museum box website to construct their project on the French Revolution. 

3 Independent Practice

Museum Box
Free, Paid

Students will be assigned a specific historical figure or event from the French Revolution. Students will need to research important aspects of their assigned topic and compile information they will use to teach their classmates about the event or person. After students have obtained all of the historical information they need to present, they should then begin to format their project using Museum Box. Students will display the information they have found defining and highlighting their assigned topics and then add videos, music, graphics etc. to enhance their presentation. 

4 Showcase

Activity: Presenting

Students will teach their topic from the French Revolution to classmates. After all presentations are finished, we will discuss which event or people were most influential during the French Revolution.