The French Revolution — Bastille Day, July 14th

July 10th, 2003 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »

July 14th is Bastille Day, the French equivalent to the United States’ 4th of July. Here are some websites with information about Bastille Day and The French Revolution:

Recommended Websites:

Web Holidays: Bastille Day

This site provides a simple explanation of Bastille Day with hotlinks to bio-portraits of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, as well as a picture of the Bastille prison.There are also links to craft activities and recipes to celebrate Bastille Day that younger children will enjoy.

France Diplomatie Website

This website offers a much more thorough explanation of Bastille Day for older students. When you get to the site you can read an introduction and use the menu at the bottom of the page to learn more about:

  • The French National Anthem, The Marseillaise
  • The French Motto, “Liberté, Egalité, Fraternity” or Libery, Equality and Fraternity.
  • The French Flag
  • The Declaration of the Rights of Man and the Citizen, inspired by the American Declaration of Independence.
  • and more including a Photo Gallery.
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