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Chapter 11: The French Revolution

Unit 2: The Early Modern World, 1400–1800

Chapter 11:  The French Revolution and Napoleon 1789-1815

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Academic Expectations: Historical Perspective (2.20)

Program of Studies:  SS-H-HP-S-1 (Part B) Specific Below

Thoughtful Ed. Activity:  Vocabulary Notebook, Web Notes, Give One Get One


 Students will:

SS-H-HP-U-1:  History is an account of human activities that is interpretive in nature, and a variety of tools (e.g., primary and secondary sources, data, artifacts) are needed to analyze historical events.


SS-H-HP-U-2:   History is a series of connected events shaped by multiple cause-effect relationships, tying past to present.


SS-H-HP-U-WC1:   Students will understand that: world civilizations (e.g., African, Asian, European, Latin American, Middle Eastern) can be analyzed by examining significant eras (Renaissance, Reformation, Age of Exploration, Age of Revolution, Nationalism and Imperialism, Technological Age, 21st Century) to develop chronological understanding and recognize cause-effect relationships and multiple causation.


Learning Targets (I Can’s)


  • Describe the Three Estates.
  • Define the Relics of Feudalism.
  • Define Bourgeoisie.
  • Describe the Tennis Court Oath.
  • Explain the rights of Man and the Citizen.  VOCABULARY NOTEBOOK


  • Describe the National Convention.
  • Explain the Committee of Public Safety.
  • Describe the Reign of Terror.
  • Analyze the Directory.  MAPPING


  • Describe the rise of Napoleon Bonaparte.
  • Describe the Napoleonic Code.
  • Define Nationalism.
  • Describe Napoleon’s wars of Conquest.
  • Analyze the defeat in Russia and Waterloo.  ETCH A SKETCH