This is a reading packet as a replacement or supplement to a textbook. It includes graphic organizers and vocabulary. There are secondary source readings about the American Revolution, English Revolution, French Revolution, and Haitian Revolution. The packet also includes primary source documents, such as the American Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence, English Bill of Rights and French Declaration of Rights of Man. All readings have graphic organizers with guided reading questions. The lesson includes a jigsaw activity.
CA Social Studies Frameworks Met:
10.2 Students compare and contrast the Glorious Revolution of England, the American Revolution, and the French Revolution and their enduring effects worldwide on the political expectations for self-government and individual liberty.
1. Compare the major ideas of philosophers and their effects on the democratic revolutions in England, the United States, France, and Latin America (e.g., John Locke,Charles-Louis Montesquieu, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Simón Bolívar, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison).
2. List the principles of the Magna Carta, the English Bill of Rights (1689), the American Declaration of Independence (1776), the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen (1789), and the U.S. Bill of Rights (1791).
3. Understand the unique character of the American Revolution, its spread to other parts of the world, and its continuing significance to other nations.
4. Explain how the ideology of the French Revolution led France to develop from constitutional monarchy to democratic despotism to the Napoleonic empire.
5. Discuss how nationalism spread across Europe with Napoleon but was repressed for a generation under the Congress of Vienna and Concert of Europe until the Revolutions of 1848.