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Bastille Day Resource Bundle
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Get the 'Bastille Day Resource Bundle' from HistoriCool, the coolest mag in history! Engage kids in the story behind the national day of celebration in France and compare and contrast it with commemorations and celebrations in your own country with the resources within this bundle.

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Fireworks, food and festivities... Sounds awesome right? But what is Bastille Day really all about? To answer that, we have to go back to a time when France was, well, a little less awesome...

Use the Bastille Day Resource Bundle to introduce kids to Bastille Day and to contextualize it with the national holidays celebrated in your country.

This resource is delivered as a PDF in A4 size.

So, what's included?

500-word engaging and entertaining article entitled Bring On Bastille Day! targeted at 9-12 year-old readers.

Glossary of unfamiliar terms found in the above article to build understanding and vocabulary.

Pre- & Post-Reading Quiz for analysing prior knowledge and reading comprehension (answers included).

Understanding the Text Tri-Level Question Guide asks students 'Does the text say this? Does the text suggest this? Do you agree with this statement regarding the text?

French Revolution Image Analysis encourages students to look at two iconic images associated with Bastille Day for clues about the event and the people involved.

National Day Venn Diagram Template to compare Bastille Day with a national holiday celebrated in your country.

A list of other teaching ideas for utilising Bring On Bastille Day! in your classroom.


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The article used in this resource bundle was first published in HistoriCool Magazine Issue 09 June/July 2014. If you haven't already heard of HistoriCool Magazine (i.e. the coolest mag in history!) jump over to to check it out!

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Founded in 2013, HistoriCool Magazine is in the business of creating history-makers! Each and every issue of HistoriCool aims to inspire, engage and entertain 8-14 year-old readers with stories from the past while building core skills and confidence so that they may one day make history themselves.

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