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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 _politic/fall/images/crown.jpg

2 Napoleon as Emperor: Coronation in 1804 painting by Louis David 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? 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

7 Napoleon’s Army Retreats- Phase 2 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:

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: /russia/battleformoscow.jpg

9 Reenactment Military Disaster: Napoleon Invades Russia

10 Online Resources Napoleon’s Defeat in Russia 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?

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

13 Napoleon in Exile (download and search for each island) Take 2: Where in the world is St. Helena?Where in the world is St. Helena? bimage/countrys/islands/atlantic /sthelena.gif sa/st_helena/st_helena_geograph y.html rism/images/stamps19C03.jpg Take 1: Where in the world is Elba Island?Where in the world is Elba Island?

14 Napoleon’s Death What did Napoleon die from? His will _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! Here is a sample blog page to preview: on4.html on4.html Interactive Battle Simulator Game for independent learning

17 References Donoho Design Group. Retrieved October 25, 2007 from MSNBC. (January 27, 2007). “Mystery of death said solved”. Sara Goudarzi. Retrieved November from Napoleon Bonaparte Internet Guide. (May 30, 2007). “News From the Front”. Edited by Beryl Bernardi. Retrieved October 25, 2007 from PBS organization. (premiered November, 2000). “Empires: Napoleon”. Prosoki, L. and Schur, J.B. Retrieved October 27, 2007 from The Napoleonic Guide. (2006). Retrieved October 27, 2007 from The Podcast Network. (August 16, 2007). “Napoleon 101”. Cameron Reilly and David Markham. Retrieved October 19, 2007 from

18 References The Other Side. (February 16, 2007). “Napoleon Map 1812”. Retrieved October 25, 2007 from The South Atlantic and Subantarctic Islands. (June 15, 2003). Carroll, P. Retrieved October 19, 2007 from Tourizm maps. (2006). Rob Hilken. “Big Italy Map”. Retrieved October 25, 2007 from Travel Europe. Retrieved October 25, 2007 from United Streaming. “Conquerors: Napoleon” (1999). Discovery Channel School. Retrieved October 27, 2007 from WorldAtlas.com. (2007). “St.Helena”. Retrieved October 25, 2007 from


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