The French Revolution Webquest and Video Analysis with Key- This is a 14 page document that contains a webquest and a completed teachers key for easy marking. It contains 45 questions based on a Crash Course World History video and an online reading.
Students will begin this assignment by watching the Crash Course World History Video:The French Revolution. The video will introduce the time period and go over the key themes and events of the time. The debt crisis in 1789 France, crop failures, and the societal change of the time (Enlightenment) are all reviewed as causes of the French Revolution. The assembling of the Estates General, the Third Estate declaring themselves the National Assembly, the Tennis Court Oath, and the storming of the Bastille Prison are then discussed. The video goes into detail regarding the Declaration of Rights of Man and Citizen and how revolutionary this document was. Finally, the rise of the Jacobins, the suspension of the monarchy, the execution of Louis XVI, the Terror, the Committee of Public Safety, and the 1799 coup of Napoleon are covered in the conclusion of the video. The video also compares the French and American Revolutions to determine which one really was more revolutionary. Following the video, students will proceed to an online reading to complete the assignment. The reading will look more closely at France's financial problems prior to the revolution, the Great Fear, the role of Maximilien Robespierre, the bloodbath and paranoia of the Terror, and the rise of Napoleon.
This webquest can be easily used as an introduction to the topic, a study guide, or a quick and easy sub plan.