While this lesson does cover Napoleon's early career and battles, it also takes a side trip into the culture of the times, showing how revolutions affect culture and fashion as well as politics. A picture essay looks at the birth of the tradition of great French restaurants, the new craze for dancing,especially a scandalous new dance called the waltz ("a dance of familiarity demanding the amalgamation of two dancers"), and the scandalous new fashions that revolutionized the world of fashion as much as the guillotine did for politics.
In the PowerPoint, the color flowchart develops slide by slide while other notes for the students scroll down the side. There are also extensive pictures 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 which contain lots of details and interesting trivia.
NOTE: This Powerpoint comes with the flowchart in the older color scheme. However, it does have one slide with the newer color scheme if you want to convert the other slides.
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