Is Freedom Really Free? A Closer Look at the French Revolution

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What happens to a revolution undeterred? To rebels unconstrained? To a government with unlimited power? Middle schoolers investigate the French Revolution in depth and then make connections to other revolutions to determine the cost of freedom.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • To give class members insight into the rage of the Third Estate, assign Langton Hughes' poem "What Happens to a Dream Deferred?" as homework the night before the second lesson of the unit
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires extra prep time to collect and prepare materials for each lesson in the unit
  • The unit was developed for the 2005 Core Knowledge National Conference
Pros

  • The 49-page packet for he richly detailed unit plan includes an appendix of all required materials
Cons

  • None
Common Core