French Revolution Timeline

The events of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1815 contributed to a drastic change in French leadership, as well as the country's attitude toward wealth and the working man. A timeline lists the main events of the 26-year period and includes the Meeting of Estates-General, the Execution of Louis XVI, and the Battle of Waterloo

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Instructional Ideas
  • Present as a study guide for students to use at the end of a history unit
  • Assign each topic to individuals or pairs for additional research
Classroom Considerations
  • Does not provide additional information besides the title of the event and the year; learners will need to research details themselves
  • Events are listed in columns but are meant to be read from left to right, which may confuse some readers, but you can easily edit the format
  • Includes several events of the French Revolution that may not be mentioned in many history books
  • Provides space on the bottom of the page for notes