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Marie Antoinette Lesson Plan

Instructor: Dana Dance-Schissel

Dana teaches social sciences at the college level and English and psychology at the high school level. She has master's degrees in applied, clinical and community psychology.

The historically-significant life of Marie Antoinette appeals to students because it was filled with mystery and drama. This lesson plan makes learning about her fun and fruitful with the help of a video lesson to guide small group activities.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this lesson, students will be able to:

  • identify Marie Antoinette's image
  • outline key life events for Marie Antoinette
  • analyze the impact of Marie Antoinette's life

Length

1 to 1.5 hours

Curriculum Standards

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.1

Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources, attending to such features as the date and origin of the information.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.2

Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of how key events or ideas develop over the course of the text.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.3

Analyze in detail a series of events described in a text; determine whether earlier events caused later ones or simply preceded them.

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.9-10.7

Integrate quantitative or technical analysis (e.g., charts, research data) with qualitative analysis in print or digital text.

Materials

  • Several images of Marie Antoinette
  • Computers, tablets, or smartphones with internet access
  • A worksheet created using the quiz associated with the lesson
  • White butcher paper

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