This video guide accompanies the first 30 minutes of The History Channel video The French Revolution. This segment focuses on the causes of the French Revolution, and details the rule of Louis XVI, how Enlightenment ideas challenged authority, and how the American Revolution inspired members of the Third Estate to revolt against the French government. The video also explains who Robespierre was and the significance of his leadership of the Third Estate.in their rise up against the French monarchy. The last part of this section of the video explains the significance of the Storming of the Bastille.
Two post video reflection questions are included at the end of the video guide, which aids students in drawing connections between the causes of the French Revolution to other events studied earlier in the course as well as to current events.
YouTube link to the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pXxoyk5wOo