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PRIDE: Napoleon’s Downfall “All celebrated people lose dignity on a close view.” —Napoleon Bonaparte Lesson Plan Project by Michelle Zgombic Grade 7 Social.

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1 PRIDE: Napoleon’s Downfall “All celebrated people lose dignity on a close view.” —Napoleon Bonaparte Lesson Plan Project by Michelle Zgombic Grade 7 Social Studies http://www.pbs.org/empires/napoleon/n _politic/fall/images/crown.jpg

2 Napoleon as Emperor: Coronation in 1804 painting by Louis David http://www.ddg.com/LIS/InfoDesignF96/Emin/napoleon/images/personal/cor onation.jpg

3 Napoleon-Emperor of France

4 Napoleon’s Empire at its peak Why was Napoleon considered such a successful military leader? How far does Napoleon’s influence reach? Who might he be interested in conquering next? http://www.theotherside.co.uk/tm- heritage/images/map-nap-war1812.gif

5 Decision making “Great ambition is the passion of great character. He who is endowed with it, may perform either very great actions, or very bad ones; all depends upon the principles which direct him.”  Analyze this quote in the context of his reasoning and his decision to invade Russia- did he make the right choice?

6 Napoleon’s Army Retreats: Phase 1 http://www.napoleonguide.com/maps_russret_boriss.htm

7 Napoleon’s Army Retreats- Phase 2 http://www.napoleonguide.com/maps_russret_boriss.htm Based on the two maps of Napoleon’s retreat, try to identify the route that his Troops took while attempting to return to France using a contemporary map. Contemporary Map of Russia and Eastern Europe: http://www.travelswise.com/Map/europe-map.jpg

8 Podcast of Napoleon’s Invasion in Russia: The Podcast Network (TPN) Episode #26 “The Invasion in Russia: Part III” Sound bites- 0:47 Retreat from Russia, 1:26 The Things Napoleon Lost Image Source: http://www.ddg.com/LIS/InfoDesignF96/Emin/napoleon/images /russia/battleformoscow.jpg

9 Reenactment Military Disaster: Napoleon Invades Russia

10 Online Resources Napoleon’s Defeat in Russia 1812--The March to Russia and The March to Paris, step by step account Translation on a news article from The Weekly Messenger on the “War in Russia”

11 Reflection on Friendship “If I had not been born Napoleon, I would have liked to have been born Alexander.” Do you think he said this before or after invading Russia? Why? http://www.battlefieldanomalies.com/1812/images/image004.jpg

12 Napoleon in Decline- Exile & Return: the battle of Waterloo

13 Napoleon in Exile http://earth.google.com/ (download and search for each island) http://earth.google.com/ Take 2: Where in the world is St. Helena?Where in the world is St. Helena? http://www.worldatlas.com/we bimage/countrys/islands/atlantic /sthelena.gif http://www.btinternet.com/~sa_ sa/st_helena/st_helena_geograph y.html http://www.sainthelena.gov.sh/tou rism/images/stamps19C03.jpg Take 1: Where in the world is Elba Island?Where in the world is Elba Island? http://www.arcetri.astro.it/~elba03/Elba_map.jpg

14 Napoleon’s Death What did Napoleon die from? http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16656433/ http://www.napoleonguide.com/naparsenic.htm His will- http://www.napoleonguide.com/napwill.htm http://msnbcmedia3.msn.com/j/msnbc/Components/Photos/070116/0 70116_napoleonDeath_hmed_1p.hmedium.jpg Final exile and death video clip

15 Napoleon’s Legacy “Even when I am gone, I shall remain in people’s minds the star of their rights, my name will be the war cry of their efforts, the motto of their hopes.” Is Napoleon right about how people remember him today? When people hear his name, what do you think they remember?

16 Discovery Worksheet and Culminating Activity Click on the icon to find the Discovery Worksheet and Culminating Activity… have fun! Also post a blog on our school website, the topic is what you believe is Napoleon’s biggest mistake… try it! www.warrentboe.org/blogwww.warrentboe.org/blog Here is a sample blog page to preview: http://www.pbs.org/empires/napoleon/flash/n_myth/perspective/questi on4.html http://www.pbs.org/empires/napoleon/flash/n_myth/perspective/questi on4.html Interactive Battle Simulator Game for independent learning http://www.pbs.org/empires/napoleon/flash/n_war/ibs/index.html http://www.pbs.org/empires/napoleon/flash/n_war/ibs/index.html

17 References Donoho Design Group. Retrieved October 25, 2007 from http://www.ddg.com/LIS/InfoDesignF96/Emin/napoleon/images/personal/coronation.jpg. http://www.ddg.com/LIS/InfoDesignF96/Emin/napoleon/images/personal/coronation.jpg MSNBC. (January 27, 2007). “Mystery of death said solved”. Sara Goudarzi. Retrieved November 8 2007 from http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16656433/http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16656433/ Napoleon Bonaparte Internet Guide. (May 30, 2007). “News From the Front”. Edited by Beryl Bernardi. Retrieved October 25, 2007 from http://www.napoleonbonaparte.nl/index.htm.http://www.napoleonbonaparte.nl/index.htm PBS organization. (premiered November, 2000). “Empires: Napoleon”. Prosoki, L. and Schur, J.B. Retrieved October 27, 2007 from http://www.pbs.org/empires/napoleon/n_politic/fall/images/crown.jpg.\ http://www.pbs.org/empires/napoleon/n_politic/fall/images/crown.jpg.\ The Napoleonic Guide. (2006). Retrieved October 27, 2007 from http://www.napoleonguide.com/maps_russret_boriss.htm. http://www.napoleonguide.com/maps_russret_boriss.htm The Podcast Network. (August 16, 2007). “Napoleon 101”. Cameron Reilly and David Markham. Retrieved October 19, 2007 from http://napoleon.thepodcastnetwork.com/http://napoleon.thepodcastnetwork.com/

18 References The Other Side. (February 16, 2007). “Napoleon Map 1812”. Retrieved October 25, 2007 from http://www.theotherside.co.uk/tm-heritage/images/map-nap-war1812.gif. http://www.theotherside.co.uk/tm-heritage/images/map-nap-war1812.gif The South Atlantic and Subantarctic Islands. (June 15, 2003). Carroll, P. Retrieved October 19, 2007 from http://www.btinternet.com/~sa_sa/st_helena/st_helena_geography.html.http://www.btinternet.com/~sa_sa/st_helena/st_helena_geography.html Tourizm maps. (2006). Rob Hilken. “Big Italy Map”. Retrieved October 25, 2007 from http://www.big-italy-map.co.uk/maps/italy%20400.jpg. http://www.big-italy-map.co.uk/maps/italy%20400.jpg Travel Europe. Retrieved October 25, 2007 from http://www.travelswise.com/Map/europe-map.jpg.http://www.travelswise.com/Map/europe-map.jpg United Streaming. “Conquerors: Napoleon” (1999). Discovery Channel School. Retrieved October 27, 2007 from http://www.unitedstreaming.comhttp://www.unitedstreaming.com WorldAtlas.com. (2007). “St.Helena”. Retrieved October 25, 2007 from http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/islands/atlantic/sthelena.gif http://www.worldatlas.com/webimage/countrys/islands/atlantic/sthelena.gif


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