Revolutions storybook project



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REVOLUTIONS STORYBOOK PROJECT
1. You and a partner will create an illustrated children's storybook that chronicles the major events of the American OR French Revolutions and describes how these revolutions contributed to the rise of democracy. It should be written in simple, clear language that a 10-year-old could read and understand.
2. Your project will include these features:

  1. A visually appealing cover/frame/slide with an appropriate title.

  2. A brief introduction that describes the prior conditions in the region.

  3. A page for each of these 9 major events

  4. A conclusion page explaining how the French Revolution contributed to the rise of democracy



French Revolution example:

1. Conditions in France in the late 1780s

2. the meeting of the Estates General

  1. the Tennis Court Oath

  2. the storming of the Bastille

  3. Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen

  4. the March on Versailles

  5. National Assembly declares France a republic

  6. The Reign of Terror

  7. The rise & fall of Napoleon.

  8. Conclusion that explains if the Revolution achieved any of the goals of the Enlightenment and the growth of democracy



American Revolution

1. Conditions in America after the French and Indian War



2. Stamp Act

  1. Boston Massacre OR Boston Tea Party

  2. Lexington & Concord

  3. Declaration of Independence

  4. Battle of Saratoga

  5. Battle of Yorktown

  6. Treaty of Paris

  7. Constitutional Convention

  8. Conclusion that explains if the Revolution achieved any of the goals of the Enlightenment and the growth of democracy




  1. Each page/frame/slide must contain

    1. an illustration of the event

    2. thought or voice bubbles coming from characters in the illustration

    3. a caption that describes how the event relates to the Revolution and uses the vocabulary appropriate to the Revolution.




  1. Your project will include additional touches to make it artistic and visually appealing-‑ use of color, captions that are typed or neatly lettered in ink, and uses page numbers for example. Storybooks be bound or stapled.




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