This lesson focuses on the recurring patterns of revolutions in the modern era. The flowcharts for the English, Russian, and Chinese revolutions follow the same pattern as this one. Along with the concepts common to all of themis the idea that a revolution requires a much longer time to resolve itself than is usually thought. Thus, instead of the commonly given dates of 1789 to 1799 given for the French Revolution, this lesson treats it as a process that hasn't achieved a stable democracy until the third Republic is founded in 1871.
In the PowerPoint, the color flowchart develops slide by slide while other notes for the students scroll down the side. There are also photos with captions mixed in to illustrate the lesson and capture students’ interest. This packet also contains a student reading, flowchart, and the author’s own research notes with lots of details and interesting trivia.
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