French Revolution: Liberté, égalité, fraternité
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This unit plan is designed as a part of the grade twelve academic course, “World History Since the Fifteenth Century.” This unit discusses the French Revolution, from the problems of Louis XIV’s reign that contributed to the hardships of the Third Estate. This unit ends with the rise of Napoleon and the legacy of the French Revolution. Within the Ontario Curriculum for CHY 4U it lays at the end of Section C. The World 1650-1789 and the begging of Section D. The World 1789-1900. Each of the unit plan contributors have had experience teaching a portion of the unit on The French Revolution, and have each created a three lessons about the revolution that is of special interest to them. The goal of this unit plan is to examine the impact the French Revolution had on the political landscape of the early modern West. The unit was designed with the critical inquiry process in mind. Each lesson focuses on specific historical thinking concepts both implicitly and explicitly, with a strong focus on evidence and historical perspective in each lesson. These lessons are designed to encourage students to think critically and ask questions to help shape a narrative about the French Revolution.