Sunday, August 30, 2009

Tapestry of Grace Year 3, Week 2

Here is an overview of my history plans for Nathan and Ryan this week.

Key Facts:

1. Louis XVIII
a. Palace of Versailles
b. Spent 23 years in exile and was exiled again with the return of Napoleon from Elba.
c. Charter of 1814 - France's new constitution.
d. Last French monarch to die while reigning.

2. Horatio Nelson
a. Joined the Royal Navy at 12 years of age.
b. Over the course of his navy career, Nelson contracted malaria, dysentery
and suffered from seasickness.
c. During the French Revolutionary Wars, Nelson lost an eye.
d. During an attack in the Canary Islands, Nelson lost an arm.
e. Battle of the Nile.
f. Battle of Trafalgar was Nelson's greatest victory and where he lost his life.
g. Famous last words: "Thank God I have done my duty. Kiss me, Hardy."
h. Famous Monuments.

3. The Continental System
a. Starving Britain of money.
b. Destroying British trade, particularly the re-export of colonial goods to Europe.
c. Berlin and Milan Decrees.
d. The Continental System backfired on Napoleon.

4. The Third Coalition
a. Britain, Austria, Russia, Sweden and some German states - striking back at France.
b. Napoleonic Wars.
c. Napoleon on the verge of being master of Europe.

5. Napoleon's Coronation
a. Elaborate ceremony lasting more than three hours.
b. Notre Dame Cathedral.
b. Two brothers (Lucien and Jerome) were banned from the service.

Unit Projects: Continue working on display board. Add information about Napoleon and Horatio Nelson

Geography: Review latitude and longitude.

Digging Deeper:
  • Review life and ministry of William Carey
  • Introduce Immanuel Kant
  • The Code Napoleon


Additional Activities: Create a french meal for dinner

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