Card Sort: Long Term Causes of the French Revolution

Teaching the long term causes of the French Revolution with its political, economic, social and intellectual origins, can be quite a hard topic for some students. This fun and engaging activity has been carefully designed to help students assess which factors were the most important through an interactive card sort. It is suitable for the full range of ability and contains a stretch and challenge task for the more able.

When you purchase this resource you will be able to download a single page word document, which includes aims, instructions, two tasks, and sixteen statements to be sorted under the four headings of political, economic, social and intellectual. Once your students have sorted the statements or created a colour key, they can then organise them into their order of importance. Once the statements have been reviewed after a class discussion, they can then be stuck into their books and used as the basis for an extended piece of writing

This resource makes a great starter or plenary to completed in pairs or groups. It can be cut up the students or placed into envelopes for use with several classes or even set as a piece of homework. For more information, please view the preview.

The aims and objectives are:

Theme: The French Revolution, 1789
Know: What were the long term causes of the French Revolution?
Understand: What roles did political, economic, social and intellectual factors play?
Evaluate: Which long term factor was the most important in causing the revolution?

WILF - What Am I Looking For?
Identify and describe: The long term causes of the French Revolution?
Explain: What roles did economic, social, political and intellectual play?
Analyse: Which long term factor was the most important in causing the revolution?

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