Napoleon Bonaparte Webquest and Video Analysis with Key- This is a 12 page document that contains a webquest and a completed teachers key for easy marking. It contains 38 questions based on a documentary video clip and the Biography.com website.
Students will begin this assignment by watching the documentary clip: All You Need To Know About Napoleon Bonaparte on YouTube. The video will introduce the time period and go over the key themes and events of the time. Napoleons early life, his rise in prominence in the French military, his victories in Italy and at Austerlitz, his appointments as First Consul and Emperor, and his defeats in Egypt and Russia are all covered. His conquest of Spain and eventual defeat and exile to Elba is also reviewed. His return to power, defeat at Waterloo, and eventual exile and death on St. Helena is finally explained. Following the video, students will proceed to the Biogrpahy.com website to learn more detail about Napoleons life. His childhood on Corsica, his time at military college, and his rise through the ranks are all covered. His time as First Consul and then Emperor is also reviewed as are the reforms he instituted. The Napoleonic Code and the Continental System are both explained. Finally, the reading goes into much more detail about his famous victories and defeats.
This webquest can be easily used as an introduction to the topic, a study guide, or a quick and easy sub plan.