Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution

January 29th, 2015 by ClickSchooling Leave a reply »


It’s Thursday, January 29, 2015, and time for Social Sciences at ClickSchooling!


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Liberty, Equality, Fraternity: Exploring the French Revolution


Age Range: 12-18 (Grades 7-12, with parental supervision)


A collaboration of the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media and American Social History Project, this website uses text, images, maps, songs and more to provide visitors with an introduction to the French Revolution.
When arriving at the link, you are presented with a digital menu map that offers 3 ways to explore the website: 
  • Explore
  • Browse
  • Search
You may also use the menu above the image to quickly reach your desired destination of study.

In Explore, you can read through the ten essays on the major topics of the French Revolution that include: 

  • Social Causes of the Revolution
  • Monarchy Embattled
  • The Enlightenment and Human Rights
  • Paris and the Politics of Rebellion
  • Women and the Revolution
  • Monarchy Falls
  • War, Terror, and Resistance to the Revolution
  • Slavery and the Haitian Revolution
  • Legacies of the Revolution
Each essay page not only includes informative text but additional topical documents, images, maps, and songs that are accessible by selecting the icons on the left hand side of the text. These icons are strategically placed on the side to correspond with the relevant text providing a more in-depth look at the subject.

Select the Browse option on the main menu to: 

  • View 245 images, which include political cartoons, works of art, and artifacts.
  • Examine 338 text documents such as memoirs, official reports, newspaper articles, treatises, eyewitness accounts.
  • Explore 13 maps of the changing European borders in this era, military campaigns, and sites of Parisian revolutionary activity.
  • Listen to and read lyrics for 13 songs from the time.
  • Discover the key events of the Revolution with the 382 timeline entries.
  • Learn 65 terms using the Glossary.
If you have a specific topic of interest or a particular matching resource, use the Search option to quickly locate information.

This website provides a comprehensive overview of the French Revolution using primary sources and makes a wonderful avenue of study for the subject.


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