Lesson #4: Causes of Revolution 

What were the social, economic, and political problems in pre-revolutionary France?

Social Structure of France

Causes of Revolution (Slides)

Problems of France Primary Sources

Problems of France (Handout)

Lesson #9: Review

Review the causes, stages, and effects of the French Revolution

Great Events: French Revolution

Great Leaders: Napoleon

Great Events: Congress of Vienna

Hollywood Squares (Slides)

Lesson #8: Congress of Vienna

What were the major goals of the Congress of Vienna and were they successful?

Vienna & Impact Primary Sources

Congress of Vienna (Slides)

Congress of Vienna (Handout)

Effects of French Revolution (Handout)

Lesson #5: National Assembly

How did the relationship between the French people and the king change in the early stages of the Revolution?

National Assembly Primary Sources

STAGE 1: National Assembly (Slides)

Lesson #7: Napoleon

What were the achievements and failures of Napoleon?

Success & Failures (Slides)

Success & Failures (Handout)

Napoleon Reading & Map

Biography.com: Napoleon

Reign of Terror

Summer 1793 – Robespierre becomes the leader of the Committee of Public Safety. The committee would decide who was an enemy of the state of France.

Lesson & Resources

Lesson #1: The Age of Reason

Why is the Enlightenment also known as the Age of Reason?

Enlightenment Recipe

Age of Reason (Handout)

The Age of Reason (Slides)


Emperor of the French. Responsible for many French Revolution reforms as well as conquering most of Europe. He was defeated at Waterloo.

Lesson #6: Reign of Terror

What effects did the Reign of Terror have on France and the French Revolution?

Reign of Terror Primary Sources

STAGE 2: Radical Revolution (Slides)

Explore Geography

Lesson #2: Enlightenment Leaders 

How did Enlightenment thinkers influence future independent movements and governments?

Thinker Stations (Slides)

Thinkers (Notes & Handout)

Great Thinker: John Locke

There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.

Unit #2: Revolutions


A movement in the 18th century that stressed the importance of reason and science in philosophy and the questioning of government. 

Napoleon of France

Mr. Christopher Patten