The French Revolution grew out of a complex set of political, economic, intellectual, social, and military challenges in late 18th century France. This lesson gives students the opportunity to evaluate several of these causes and debate which were the most influential to the events of 1789.
In this lesson, students will organize and categorize the causes of the French Revolution; evaluate and weigh the importance of several causes of the French Revolution; and make arguments about the legitimacy of political revolution.
This lesson is aligned with the Common Core (CCSS) and National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) Standards. It also includes accommodations for English Language Learners (ESOL, EFL, ESL), exceptional education (ESE), and gifted students, as well as an answer key.