Celebrating Bastille Day

Teaching resources to help you to introduce the history behind and traditions surrounding Bastille Day on 14 July to your French class

Tes Resources Team

French Flag Flying For Bastille Day

Lesson ideas and activities to introduce learners to the history behind the French national holiday

Celebrated each year on 14 July, Bastille Day, known more formally as la Fête Nationale, commemorates the storming of the Bastille. This was one of the most important events in the French Revolution and ultimately led to the execution of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

As such, we’ve hand-picked a selection of our favourite Bastille Day-inspired resources to help you to examine its significance with your pupils.

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Bastille Day
Krazikas

Bastille Day

3 Resources
This resource contains three resources on Bastille Day. PowerPoint Presentation This is a fully editable and informative 60-slide PowerPoint presentation about Bastille Day which takes place on the 14th July. The presentation focuses on the causes of the French Revolution, the key events of th...
Bastille Day Quiz
gwennaliann

Bastille Day Quiz

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Easy questions about Bastille Day. The quiz has 16 questions in English and 4 in French as it is aimed to the whole school and not just to French learners.
Bastille Day Lesson
Alexandra Stokes

Bastille Day Lesson

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A lesson all about Bastille Day including a range of activities. It is presented in English, so it is suitable for low-ability or younger pupils. It could also be used during form time for cultural awareness. Includes: -Presentation of facts with questions mixed in to check understanding (these co...
La Revolution Francaise - The French Revolution - Bastille Day
Cynthia-G

La Revolution Francaise - The French Revolution - Bastille Day

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10 slides on the French Revolution to explain what it is. \- Brainstorming to start the lesson \- Listening activity : video 'The French revolution in a nutshell' to understand what happened on the 14th July 1789. the students answer the 3 questions What ? When ? Where ? \- Class activity :...
Le Quatorze Juillet - Bastille Day
runaway

Le Quatorze Juillet - Bastille Day

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A powerpoint presentation that might do for an assembly or start a class discussion and a link to a blog post with lots of ideas of things to do in class to celebtrate Bastille Day