The American Revolution was a war fought between Great Britain and the American colonies for independence from 1776-1783.
Benjamin Franklin was a diplomat for the colonists who convinced the French monarchy to help the colonists by sending troops to fight in the American Revolution.
The Declaration of Independence was written by Thomas Jefferson with the purpose of the American colonies declaring their independence from Great Britain in 1776.
The Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen was written in France as a means of the citizens declaring their independence from King Louis XVI.
The French Revolution was fought from 1783-1789.
King George III was the absolute monarch of Great Britain during the American Revolution.
King Louis XVI of France was tried and found guilty of treason by the French people. He was later beheaded at the guillotine.
The Reign of Terror was a period in French history in which over 17,000 citizens were beheaded at the guillotine for disagreeing with the new French government.
Marie Antoinette was the wife of King Louis XVI who was also beheaded by the French people.
The Seven Year's War was fought between the Empires of England and France across multiple continents in the 1750's. In America, we know this war as the French & Indian War.
The Sons of Liberty were a group of colonial men organized to stop East India Company from delivering tea in port cities. They defended Americans when no one else was able to. They were the first patriots willing to defy tyranny by the British Empire in the colonies.
During the Tennis Court Oath on June 20th, 1789, members of the Third Estate decided to form a new National Constituent Assembly.
The First Estate of France was made up of the clergy and was the smallest class. This group did not have to pay any taxes.
The Second Estate of France was made up of the Nobility and was only about 2% of the total population.
The Third Estate of France was the largest class in France that was made up of the peasants. This group also paid heavy taxes to the government.
Thomas Jefferson was the author of the Declaration of Independence. Source #2 from the White House.
French Revolution and Napoleon Students read and then annotate the worksheet hyperlinked under the picture to the left and then fill in the guided notes sheet attached here
Battles of the American Revolution (SAS #202): Research five key battles of the Revolutionary War, compare details and outcomes, and evaluate the significance of each. You'll summarize what you learn to answer this focus question: Which battle had the greatest impact on the outcome of the Revolutionary War?
The French Revolution "Those who have and those who have not": Though identified as a 9th grade lesson, the plan and materials may easily be adapted to benefit 7th grade students. It examines the the reigns of absolute monarchs and the monetary crisis of the French government.
The French Revolution - The Third Estate (SAS #189): Students identify the differences among the three Estates and analyze a primary source evaluating the importance of the Third Estate.
Discovery Education: Visual images and Background Information of the following men of the American Revolution include George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams.
The Stamp Act (SAS #30): Explore the growing tensions between Britain and the American colonies and the impact of colonial boycotts to answer this question: Should the British Parliament repeal the Stamp Act? You'll take a position and defend it with evidence from primary source documents.
The French Revolution Timeline (SAS #1119): Students explore events from the French Revolution and Napoleon's rule. and analyze the sequence of events for cause and effect.
Discovery Education: The Men of the American Revolution Gallery Walk Guide can be used as a technology activity done with the entire class with the aid of i-pads.