International School History - European Schools - S5

 
S5 History Last update - 04 November 2015 Official European School History 4-5 Syllabus: English, French, German.
Unit 4 - Napoleonic France
Key Questions Lessons Additional resources and external links
How did Napoleon come to power? Overview illustrated timeline of Napoleon's life.

Brooman - Revolution in France 52-57, worksheet and essay plan outline diagram.

Documentary video reconstructing Napoleon's rise to power.

 

 

See here for the videos of the whole series and the website to accompany it.
 
IB History of Europe Course Companion pages 35-38.
   
A Khan academy video lecture on Napoleon's rise to power.
How is art useful to historians? A case study of David and Napoleon. Brooman - Revolution in France 51-65,

Worksheet and PowerPoint of art featured in the lesson.

Wikipedia on David and his paintings 'crossing the Alps' and 'coronation'.
 
A Smart History Khan academy video lecture on David's painting of Napoleon

Video by art historian Simon Schama on Brussels' buried artist David.

Visit David's most controversial painting at the Royal Museum of Fine Arts in Brussels.
 

Change, continuity and reaction in Napoleon's France: How significant were Napoleon's reforms? Brooman - Revolution in France 51-65,
Worksheet and video shown in the lesson.

 

 

See here for the videos of the whole series and the website to accompany it.
 
IB History of Europe Course Companion pages 39-42.
Napoleon's Europe: How did Napoleon's conquests change the face of Europe? Brooman - Revolution in France 67-71, and video shown in the lesson.

Timeline of Napoleon's Europe 1814-1815, colour map of Napoleon's Europe, blank map of Europe to be completed and summary table of changes in Europe to be filled in.

PowerPoint from the lesson.

 

See here for the videos of the whole series and the website to accompany it.
 
IB History of Europe Course Companion pages 43-52

Video - History Channel Conquerors series considers Napoleon's greatest victory.

How and why was Napoleon defeated? Brooman - Revolution in France 74-79, and short videos about Napoleon's armies in Spain and Russia, or complete video examining Napoleon's defeat.

Worksheet and PowerPoint from the lesson.

 

Minard's Graphic map showing the route of Napoleon's invasion and retreat from Russia.

 

 

See here for the videos of the whole series and the website to accompany it.
 
Khan academy video lecture explains the failure of the Russian campaign.
   
BBC article -- Napoleon's failure: For the want of a winter horseshoe (09-02-12) and video.
   
IB History of Europe Course Companion pages 53-56
What happened at the Battle of Waterloo? Worksheet from the lesson and map of the battle of Waterloo.

Documentary video extract

On the power of the feature film's dramatic reconstruction. Compare the relative effectiveness of standard documentary to the big-budget feature film - Video.

Feature film on the Battle of Waterloo. How accurate is the film? See Alex von Tunzelmann's review.

Waterloo 200th anniversary in 2015 - New website.
 

The Waterloo heritage site near Brussels.
BBC Battle of Waterloo essay and online game.


Excellent animated gif of the battle, click to enlarge.

How important was the Battle of Waterloo?
Blackadder's perspective - video.

Dan Snow's hour by hour video explanation of the course of the battle.

 

What was the legacy of the French Revolution and Napoleon? Worksheet from the lesson.

Brooman - Revolution in France
 
Hero or villain?: Documentary film-making activity on Napoleon. Planning sheet and instructions.

What are the key documentary film-making techniques?

 

2012 plans to build a Napoleon Heritage park in France. "In the 21st Century people need a new medium for history - and that medium is the theme park” Charles Napoleon. What do you think?


See best films from previous years.

End of Unit Test
Quiz and revision advice

 

 

 

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