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Bastille Day

Holidays & Events

Int
Teens & Adults
Grades 6–12

Bastille Day is the term English-speaking nations use for France’s national holiday (La Fête Nationale). This lesson includes a reading about the history of the storming of Bastille and the events leading up to the French Revolution.

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Focus

topic-based
4-skills
monarch vs. monarchy

Vocabulary

storm
fortify
monarchy
clergy
nobility
commoner
veto power
revolt
constitution
medieval
A spinning paper plane
A spinning paper plane