Bring the French Revolution to Life with this Detailed Movie Worksheet plus Puzzle Page to accompany the 2006 Feature Film, "Marie Antoinette!"
--117 Multiple Choice Questions, all in movie order
--Full Answer Key Included
--No Prep -- Just Print and Go!
--Multiple Choice means fast correcting too!
--Crossword Puzzle Review page makes for a fun recap of the movie, or can double as formal assessment quiz!
About these Marie Antoinette Movie Worksheets
This movie activity pack is designed to go with the 2006 feature film Marie Antoinette. There is more than one movie with that name – this learning packet matches the version directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Kirsten Dunst in the title role. Marie Antoinette focuses on the life of the title character from shortly before her marriage through the events of the French Revolution which forced her to leave Versailles, never to return.
As such, it provides students with a strong background into many of the issues and problems that were to contribute to the French Revolution.
Benefits of these Marie Antoinette Worksheets
Students who watch the movie will learn far more about the period if they pay close attention. These Marie Antoinette Movie Worksheets and Activities help them focus on key ideas including:
• The longstanding antipathy between Austria and France
• Marie Antoinette’s Austrian status conveying a disadvantage
• The free-spending ways of the French monarchy
• Traditional life at Versailles
• Marie Antoinette’s resistance to the norms of behavior at the French court
• Jean-Jacques Rousseau and his influence on Marie Antoinette
• French assistance to the American Revolution
• The growing problem of the French national debt
• The attack on the Bastille
• The Women’s March on Versailles
• Louis XVI’s indecisiveness in the face of the crises facing France
Student Activities Included in these Marie Antoinette Movie Worksheets
This packet contains both traditional and recreational approaches toward the movie:
• More than 100 multiple-choice questions for use as a viewing worksheet or test/quiz.
• Crossword puzzle with clues and terms drawn from key movie information
Features of these Marie Antoinette Worksheets
• All questions presented in “movie order” so students can answer as they watch.
• “Movie order” questions also allow teachers to stop and start the film whenever they wish, breaking it into manageable segments over a period of days – even interspersing it with textbook-based or other instruction before resuming. Students can simply pick up where they left off on the questions!
• If the questions worksheet is used during viewing, teachers can reserve the crossword puzzle for a fun final assessment activity – or assign it for extra credit/enrichment if they desire.
A Highly Enjoyable Movie!
Marie Antoinette is very far from a staid historical production, the kind that students sometimes find dull. Instead, it is highly engaging and really keeps student interest. In part, this is due to the director’s innovative choices for the music that accompanies scenes – popular songs from the new millennium!
Another huge draw for student audiences is the extensive use of authentic locations at the Palace of Versailles. It’s one thing to read about the huge sums of money spent by the French monarchy, and quite another to get an eyeful of the opulent palace in which Marie Antoinette spent her time. Most students have never seen anything like the level of luxury at Versailles, and it fascinates them.
The young ladies in the class are also usually fascinated by the fashions shown in the movie – historically accurate French Revolution era costumes, including one insanely tall wig Marie Antoinette actually had made.
I hope you find the movie and these Marie Antoinette worksheets useful and engaging for your world history or European history classes!
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Happy teaching as always,