This DBQ will help students understand the problems that existed in French society before the start of the French revolution. This is a great resource that allows students to be actively involved in the lesson. I usually use this in small groups, or sometimes assign for homework and review the next day.
Also includes Abbe Sieyes speech, "What is the Third Estate"? This speech was instrumental in explaining why the third estate unhappy with what was going on in pre-revolutionary France.