Andrew Marr's History of the World The French Revolution

Andrew Marr tells the story of the French Revolution. He explores the causes and events, Louis XVI’s failed escape and execution and Napoleon’s ascent to power. Warning: There are some violent scenes of execution and riot. Teacher notes: Before viewing this video, the teacher could prepare a checklist of key points for students. This might be given to students before the viewing, and might be given as a set of separate cards for them to re-sequence in pairs, to allow discussion and review. Students could plan and create a comic book narration of the events of the French Revolution. Students could be asked to note the causes of the French Revolution and the aims of its proponents. Pausing at 3:08, students could recall these factors and comment on how just the cause of revolution seems to have been. In the remainder of the extract, students might be asked to record the key events of the revolution and its aftermath. Students could be asked to comment on how successful the revolution was, with reference to the causes and aims identified at the beginning. For more challenging discussions, students might assess how far they agree with the narrator's summary of revolutions from 9:37 to the end.

  • 2012
  • 00:10:15
  • 15-17
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