The French Revolution: Crash Course

An episode from a world history video playlist on the French Revolution presents a very rapid review of the key events of the revolution. It then provides viewers with the narrator's rationale for considering the French Revolution more revolutionary than the American Revolution. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Pause the video frequently to permit viewers to clarify understanding and to ask questions
  • Have viewers list topics they would like to research in greater depth
Classroom Considerations

  • Video references concepts developed in earlier episodes
Pros

  • Highlights key Enlightenment ideas that revolutionize political thinking
Cons

  • None
Common Core