Learn more about the French Revolution and its causes and effects. These sites are geared toward high school students and include timelines, primary documents, and paintings. Read letters from Marie Antoinette and listen to songs from the time period. There is also a link to an eThemes Resource on France.
This encyclopedia entry covers the origins of the revolution, the Estates-General and the National Assembly, the Revolution of 1789, factionalism and war, the Revolution of 1792, and more. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Explore this site to learn more about the French Revolution. This site includes many images, maps, and translated documents from revolution time. You can also listen to songs from the time period by clicking on "Browse" and then choosing a song.
This site is a school-oriented site and gives introductory information on different aspects of the French Revolution. It covers why and how the Revolution occurred, how it was lived, celebrated, resisted, condemned, and suffered by men and women whose hopes and aspirations were hardly different from their 20th-century counterparts. Resources such as letters, poems, speeches, diaries, newspaper articles, songs and videos are included.
This site includes an interactive timeline and interactive game which test knowledge of revolution-related words. Teachers should review the site before using in classrooms. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Learn more about the country of France and its culture, geography, holidays, language, regions, and more. Take virtual tours of the Palace of Versailles, the Eiffel Tower, and the famous Louvre Museum. Includes royalty-free images, 360-degree panoramic views, a live Webcam you can control, and lots of factual information, plus a list of recommended children's books about France. An eThemes Resource on the Statue of Liberty, a gift from France, is included.
These websites are about Marie Antoinette, the Bourbon Queen who was beheaded during the French Revolution. There are biographies, portaits, and timelines, and historical information on important people and events in the turbulent times in which she lived. Included is an eThemes resource on the French Revolution.