French Revolution Causes - Project and Gallery Walk - This 9 page French Revolution resource focuses on teaching students the main causes of the French Revolution. The resource contains a student handout that explains a research project, instructions for participating in a Gallery Walk activity, a graphic organizer and a detailed teachers key and marking rubric.
The research project requires students to participate in a student-centered inquiry-based project wherein they will break into groups and each group will be responsible for researching a different cause of the French Revolution. Based on the research completed for the causes of the French Revolution, each group will then create a visual display to showcase the information related to their cause of the French Revolution. Next, students will participate in a Gallery Walk activity wherein they will complete a graphic organizer related to all of the main causes of the French Revolution.
The resource centers on the following main causes of the French Revolution: the economic crisis of the 1770's, the bad harvests and spike in food prices in the 1770's, the ideals and concepts of the Enlightenment, the resentment of the feudal and estates system, and the failure of Louis XVI to respond to the crisis of the time. Overall, the resource captures the main causes of the French Revolution and is a great way to introduce students to the historical significance of the French Revolution!
The resource includes a very detailed teachers key with explanation for use of the resource. As well, the resource includes a detailed teachers key such that the visual display of the French Revolution research project can be assessed.
This is an excellent resource for teaching the main causes of the French Revolution and will make an excellent teaching tool in your classroom! The project will foster research and student-based learning. The Gallery Walk will engage students and foster critical thinking in completing a graphic organizer.