6-8 History: Revolutions

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Target Ages: 11-14
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6-8 Core Curriculum - History: Revolutions

Take your children on a fascinating trip back in time to explore the European Scientific Revolution, the European Enlightenment, the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and the connections among these world changing events. Highlights include multisensory activities to engage your children and provide the connection to make history relevant in their own lives. Each chapter includes current and active links to multiple videos, hands-on activities, readings, lesson plans, worksheets, charts, interactive websites, games, full-color high resolution graphics, and more!

This unit study is part of our history core curriculum series for grades 6-8. The time needed to complete this unit study will vary for each child, but you should expect to spend approximately 50 hours.

Take a peek inside:
  • A timeline approach to history
  • The birth of modern science
  • Copernicus
  • Galileo
  • Rene Descartes
  • Isaac Newton
  • Modern links to the Scientific Revolution
  • The ideas behind the European Enlightenment
  • Thomas Hobbes and John Locke
  • The contributions of Montesquieu, Voltaire, and Rousseau
  • American Enlightenment leaders
  • The French and Indian War
  • Causes of the American Revolution
  • Patriot revolts and protests in the 1770s
  • Historical events through multiple perspectives
  • The influence of speeches and poetry
  • Africans in America
  • Native Americans and the American Revolutionary War
  • Major American Revolutionary War battles
  • Enlightenment ideas in the Declaration of Independence
  • The legacy of the American Revolution
  • Connections between the American Revolution and the French Revolution
  • Causes of the French Revolution
  • The ancient regime and the three estates
  • Fall of the Bastille
  • The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen
  • Fall of the monarchy
  • The Reign of Terror
  • The French Revolution and slavery
  • The Haitian Revolution
  • The legacy of the French Revolution
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
  • The Napoleonic Code
  • and much more!

All activities in this unit study are presented in an easy to follow format with an active and updated web link. Click on the link and the best resources on the World Wide Web appear for your children. The links bring the world to your children by providing streaming videos, interactive web sites, educational games, audio files, and more. At Intellego Unit Studies, we believe in the varied learning styles and multiple intelligences of every child. That's why all of our unit studies include reading and writing activities, videos, art, comparisons, drawing and painting, discussions, hands-on activities, art projects, full-color high resolution graphics, printable activity pages, and more!

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