Maximillien Robespierre Powerpoint


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Learning Objectives:

All students will understand at least 5 key facts about Robespierre.
Most students will appreciate that the reputation of a historical person is not black and white and that information can be biased.
Some students will learn how to distinguish between different information and reach a more balanced argument.

Lesson Snapshot:

Robespierre Quotes
He was one of the most influential figures of the French Revolution
He saved the Revolution by imposing the Terror.
He was a champion of liberty and protector of democracy.
Bloodthirsty tyrant
Fanatical republican who thought the end justified the means.
Champion of the Revolution’s purest and noblest ideals
Protection of his own ideals was everything to him.
He had a virtual carte blanche to convict anyone on the flimsiest of charges
He was considerably ahead of his time.
He wanted complete civic equality and the abolition of slavery, universal suffrage, comprehensive education, progressive taxation and social justice
He was a villain who perverted the noble ideals of 1789

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  • Aimed at Students studying across UK Year 7,8 & 9 or equivalent
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