The revolution changed forever an apparently stable kingdom and society based on hierarchical, even divine concepts of authority. Revolutionaries sought to remake that world according to the principles of popular sovereignty, equality before the law, and the right of individuals to make the most of their capacities.
In this Inquiry Lesson students will achieve the following objectives:
1) The student will use primary and secondary sources to improve skills in historical research identification, analysis, interpretation, and both reconstruction and reinterpretation of the past
2) Students will learn the events and actions that impacted government, political theory, and the economy which led to the French Revolution
3) Through group discussion, document analysis, and debate, students will propose a supported theory on the outcomes of the French Revolution which can be presented in the form of an essay.
4) Students will understand that historical events, including the French Revolution, are the result of a number of causes and actors.
5) Students will learn proper use of technology in the classroom to assist in historical inquiry.