Unit 7: Napoleonic Europe
This unit focuses on the various causes that led to a revolution in France in 1789 as well as each of the significant phases of the revolution through the rule of Napoleon. Also, we will be working on our joint paper assignment with English.
English-History Synthesis Essay
Assigned Reading - Due 2-15: Laurent Joffrin's "Napoleon: Classical Dictator" (Hand out) Look for how Joffrin views Napoleon and how Napoleon reflected the values of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution in his rule. Look also for ways that Napoleon went against those same values. Was France better off because of Napoleon?
Day 1: Jan 9
Main Focus: Napoleon's rise to power
Unit 7 Overview Sheet "Napoleonic Europe"
Notes: Introduction to Napoleon (Early days to Consolate).
Video: Watch and discuss video about Napoleon's rise and fall.
Read and Discuss Madame de Remusat, “Memoirs: Napoleon’s Appeal.” p. 72 Sherman.
Long-term Assigned Reading - Due Day 6: Laurent Joffrin's "Napoleon: Classical Dictator" (Hand out) Look for how Joffrin views Napoleon and how Napoleon reflected the values of the Enlightenment and the French Revolution in his rule. Look also for ways that Napoleon went against those same values. Was France better off because of Napoleon?
Day 2: Jan 10
Main Focus: Napoleon's Reforms and Empire
Warm Up: Napoleon's Image
Main Focus: Building Napoleon's Empire
Briefly Review: Napoleon's Achievements and Reforms (Pictionary?)
Notes: Building An Empire 1804-1814
Napoleonic Map Instructions
Main Focus: Challenges to the Empire
Review: Building Napoleon's Empire
Notes: Challenges to Napoleon's Empire - Fall of the Empire
Main Focus: Restoring Balance to Europe
Review: The Fall of Napoleon's Empire
Read and Discuss: “Napoleon’s Diary.” P. 73-74. Sherman
Notes: The Congress of Vienna
Main Focus: Evaluating Napoleon
Socratic Seminar: Napoleon Classical Dictator
Assignment: Napoleon Poem Instructions
Quiz on Napoleon (20 pts)
Share Poems about Napoleon
LINKS: External Resources
Concordat of 1801
Battle of Austerlitz
Francisco Jose de Goya
Tsar Alexander I
Scorched Earth Policy
Battle of Nations
Duke of Wellington
Congress of Vienna (1815)
Prince Clemens von Metternich
EVENTS – See Revolution Timeline Chart on page 662 Kagan / Napoleon’s
Napoleonic Empire (1804-1815)
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