This is a reading passage about the history and facts about Bastille Day. The reading includes three articles with questions and a crossword puzzle that follows. The articles cover the history of Bastille Day, how it is celebrated in New Orleans, and proper etiquette for the French flag. It also has a few French vocabulary words related to the holiday.
Depending on how long you want the assignment to be, you can split up the articles rather than having them read all three at once.
This is a great reading to keep in your emergency substitute plan file for all levels of your French classes. The reading is in English and includes a key.
Key words: French class, Bastille Day, Paris, France, Napoleon Bonaparte, Marie Antoinette, French flag, Versailles, Independence Day