Ch 5: Napoleon & the French Revolution Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

The Napoleon and the French Revolution chapter of this course is designed to help you plan and teach about the conditions that led to the French Revolution and Napoleon's rise and fall in your classroom. The video lessons, quizzes and transcripts can easily be adapted to provide your lesson plans with engaging and dynamic educational content. Make planning your course easier by using our syllabus as a guide.

Weekly Syllabus

Below is a sample breakdown of the Napoleon and the French Revolution chapter into a 5-day school week. Based on the pace of your course, you may need to adapt the lesson plan to fit your needs.

Day Topics Key Terms and Concepts Covered
Monday The roots of the French Revolution Economic and social factors that contributed to revolution in France
Tuesday Phases of the French Revolution The National Assembly of France and the Reign of Terror
Wednesday Napoleon Bonaparte The ascendance of Napoleon Bonaparte and his reforms
Thursday The Napoleonic Empire French expansion and nationalism
Friday Napoleon's fall Waterloo, Napoleon's exile, and the Congress of Vienna

6 Lessons in Chapter 5: Napoleon & the French Revolution Lesson Plans
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The Causes of the French Revolution: Economic & Social Conditions

1. The Causes of the French Revolution: Economic & Social Conditions

In this lesson, we explore the social, economic, and political conditions in late 18th-century France, out of which the French Revolution exploded in 1789.

The National Assembly of France: Creation, History & Impact

2. The National Assembly of France: Creation, History & Impact

In this lesson, we explore the initial phase of the French Revolution and the creation of the National Assembly of France. We'll also discuss the reforms it initiated and the events in France prior to the Assembly's fall in 1792.

Napoleon Bonaparte: Rise to Power and Early Reforms

3. Napoleon Bonaparte: Rise to Power and Early Reforms

In this lesson, we explore the rise to power of one of France's greatest rulers, Napoleon Bonaparte, and his subsequent achievements during the first few years of his rule up until he was crowned Emperor in 1804.

The Napoleonic Empire: Military & Economic Expansion

4. The Napoleonic Empire: Military & Economic Expansion

In this lesson, we explore the French Empire under the Emperor Napoleon I, from Napoleon's coronation as emperor in 1804 until the fateful invasion of Russia in 1812.

The Fall of Napoleon & the Congress of Vienna: Definition & Results

5. The Fall of Napoleon & the Congress of Vienna: Definition & Results

In this lesson, we explore the fall of Napoleon's French Empire after his fateful decision to invade Russia in 1812. In turn, we also discuss the Congress of Vienna that convened after Napoleon's defeat and attempted to plan post-Napoleonic Europe.

The Reign of Terror in the French Revolution: Definition, Summary & Timeline

6. The Reign of Terror in the French Revolution: Definition, Summary & Timeline

In this lesson, we explore the phase of the French Revolution popularly known as the Reign of Terror, a year-long period where thousands of French men and women lost their lives.

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