French Revolution Project Ideas

Instructor: Clio Stearns

Clio has taught education courses at the college level and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.

The French Revolution is a key event in world history, and teaching about it can be a major responsibility. This lesson offers ideas for projects that will make the history real.

Why French Revolution Projects?

If you are teaching the French Revolution to your students, you have a significant responsibility. The Revolution is a major event in world history that had far-reaching effects on socioeconomic consciousness, political structures, and geopolitics, among other things.

One way you can make the French Revolution memorable and interesting for your students is by assigning projects. Student projects have many benefits, including:

  • Getting students involved regardless of learning style or preferred modality
  • Providing active learning to help students think critically about what the French Revolution meant
  • Encouraging students to delve deeper and pursue their own questions and passions regarding history

The projects in this lesson can be modified to meet the needs of students at different levels.

French Revolution Timeline

Constructing a timeline is a great way to help students understand how the French Revolution transpired and how one set of events triggered another. Timelines make history concrete and help students wrap their heads around chronologies that might otherwise seem abstract and confusing.

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