French revolution

The French Revolution

The French Revolution began in 1789 and took the idea of modern democracy from the fledgling United States to Europe. A period of social, political, and economic upheaval, it has been the setting for many seminal works by major authors, including Charles Dickens and Victor Hugo. This Reading Set includes both fiction and nonfiction passages along with related reading comprehension questions.

Reading Passages In This Set


1

The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen

The Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, written in 1789, is the core document of the French Revolution, establishing ...

943 Words, 10th-12th Grades, 1300L +, Compare and Contrast

2

The Period

by Charles Dickens from A Tale of Two Cities

Book the First, Chapter I Passage: Charles Dickens w...

251 Words, 9th-12th Grades, 1300L +, Context Clues, Figurative Language, and Theme

3

Calm in Storm

by Charles Dickens

Book the Third—the Track of a Storm, Part IV passage...

515 Words, 9th-12th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Figurative Language, Main / Central Idea, Summary, and Theme

4

Paris: September 1792

by Baroness Orczy from The Scarlet Pimpernel

Chapter I passage: The adventure novel “The Scarlet ...

689 Words, 9th-11th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Character Traits, Figurative Language, and Story Elements

5

The Bishop Works

by Victor Hugo from Les Misérables

CHAPTER XII passage: Often called one of the greates...

1,095 Words, 11th-12th Grades, 420L - 730L, Character Traits, Summary, and Theme

6

Tricoteuses: Knitting During the Reign of Terror

Students will read a passage about the tricoteuses, the knitting women who sat near the guillotine during the French Revolution...

676 Words, 10th-12th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Fact and Opinion, Main / Central Idea, and Summary