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

Flora Michti

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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French Revolution CLIL resources 2/2
noemie

French Revolution CLIL resources 2/2

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Resources to teach the French revolution in French to Y9. If you are interested in CLIL, there are a lot more resources (in other languages too) on http://clil4teachers.pbworks.com, where these were originally posted (and where I took a couple of powerpoints from and adapted them, so I do not claim ...
Bastille Day Quiz
Krazikas

Bastille Day Quiz

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This resource contains a 40 question PowerPoint quiz on Bastille Day ( La F te Nationale) and the French Revolution. Bastille Day is France's National Day and takes place on 14th July. The quiz can be used for individuals or teams. There is a sheet for individuals/teams to record answers. The a...
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 :...