Bastille Day Resource Bundle
Fireworks, food and festivities... Sounds awesome right? But what is Bastille Day really all about? To answer that, we have to go back to a time when France was, well, a little less awesome...

Use the Bastille Day Resource Bundle to introduce students to Bastille Day and to contextualize it with the national holidays celebrated in your country.

Australian Curriculum Link: ACHASSK065

This resource is delivered as a 12 page PDF in A4 size.

So, what's included?

✓ 500-word engaging and entertaining article entitled Bring On Bastille Day! targeted at 9-12 year-old readers.

✓ Glossary of unfamiliar terms found in the above article to build understanding and vocabulary.

✓ Pre- & Post-Reading Quiz for analysing prior knowledge and reading comprehension (answers included).

✓ Understanding the Text Tri-Level Question Guide asks students 'Does the text say this? Does the text suggest this? Do you agree with this statement regarding the text?

✓ French Revolution Image Analysis encourages students to look at two iconic images associated with Bastille Day for clues about the event and the people involved.

✓ The Fall of the Bastille Sensory Worksheet

✓ Bastille Day Quiz

✓ National Day Venn Diagram Template to compare Bastille Day with a national holiday celebrated in your country.

✓ A list of other teaching ideas for utilising Bring On Bastille Day! in your classroom.

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Created: Dec 23, 2016

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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