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Lesson Plan: The Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat

Overview

This lesson will cover the assassination of French revolutionary leader Jean-Paul Marat by Charlotte Corday in his bathtub. Students will learn about the political climate of the French Revolution, the role of Marat in the revolution, and the events leading up to his assassination. The lesson will also explore the impact of Marat's death on the revolution and the legacy he left behind.

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the political climate of the French Revolution
  • Understand the role of Jean-Paul Marat in the revolution
  • Analyze the events leading up to Marat's assassination
  • Evaluate the impact of Marat's death on the revolution
  • Appreciate the legacy of Jean-Paul Marat

Methodology

The lesson will begin with a brief lecture on the political climate of the French Revolution and the role of Jean-Paul Marat in the revolution. Students will then work in small groups to analyze primary sources related to Marat's assassination, including Corday's letter explaining her motives. The class will then come together for a discussion on the impact of Marat's death on the revolution and the legacy he left behind. Finally, students will complete a written reflection on what they have learned.

Resources/Materials

  • Primary sources related to Marat's assassination (e.g. Corday's letter)
  • Whiteboard and markers
  • Handouts for small group work
  • Writing materials for reflection

Activities

  1. Lecture on the political climate of the French Revolution and the role of Jean-Paul Marat in the revolution
  2. Small group work analyzing primary sources related to Marat's assassination
  3. Class discussion on the impact of Marat's death on the revolution and the legacy he left behind
  4. Written reflection on what students have learned

Assessment

Assessment will be based on participation in small group work and class discussion, as well as the quality of the written reflection.

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