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French Revolution

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.


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Read these class notes about the origins and causes of the French Revolution from an intellectual, social and political viewpoint.
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.
Learn about the author of "The Rights of Man." NOTE: This site includes ads and has a link leads to discussion board.
Try this online quiz about the French Revolution and Napoleon.
This PBS site explains the French Revolution and includes comments from experts. There is also information about Napoleon.
Read these primary documents that show how the British press reported on events of the French Revolution.
Read this encyclopedia entry about the Reign of Terror. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This site explains the calendar adopted at the revolution time. The site also includes information on how to count years and converting a Republican date to a Gregorian date.
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.
This site has many resources for the classroom such as worksheets created by teachers, activities, mind-maps, and summary of events. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Find out about people involved in major events of the French Revolution. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This 11 minute "crash course" video includes most of the important details about the French Revolution. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a message board.
Play the French Revolution scavenger hunt game by using information in the WWW to answer questions about the French Revolution.
Watch an animated feature about the French Revolution. NOTE: This site requires that you pay a subscription in order to view content.
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.

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