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The use of numerous audiovisual documents linked to the classes should allow the effective visualization of the facts evoked. Each document will be the subject of detailed analysis and precise commentary.
The maelstrom of the
Napoleon 1st and the
adventure of the First Empire
The experience of
the first Restoration
The “Monarchie de Juillet” and the 1848 Revolution
The Second Republic and the Second Empire
The Third Republic
We shall look at the elaboration of a coherent historical narrative in French national awareness: the perception of history through a national feeling which had developed around specific events.
The history of France's positioning in Europe also reveals the evolution of a national identity, from the identification with an idea of national grandeur to the persistence of a universal ideal.
According to the motto inscribed on the face of the Pantheon - « Aux grands hommes la patrie reconnaissante » - the very concept of the French nation is inseparable from the ideal of the providential “great man”, and we shall study representative examples.
The "Belle Epoque" and the traumatism of the First World War
Between the wars and
the growth of dangers
The 2nd World War: Collaboration and Resistance
The 4th Republic and
The 5th Republic and
In their role as pedagogic monitoring, the documents presented on the IFUPE website after classes and in the recapitulative brochures, will furnish students with a record of this “lived” approach to history.
In the framework of complementary activities, the visits to museums or historic places will naturally be related directly to class work conceived as a dynamic and realized learning process about the periods and events under consideration.
L'ensemble du programme sera abordé dans le souci d'une "incarnation" du récit historique, délaissant le seul cours magistral. Il s'agit pour nous de transmettre le déroulement des grandes phases de l'Histoire de France par l'intermédiaire de représentations concrètes :
Christian roots, from the
coronation of Clovis to Charlemagne
The French Middle Ages,
between permanence and change
15th and 16th centuries: upheavals and the foundation of a nation-state
The “Grand Siècle” / The France
of Louis XIV
The 18th century: liberalization
and the break-up of absolutism
The history of France is approached via groundswell movements which have determined French society and culture. This gives a sense of history in the present which we hope to share with our students: the great phases of historical evolution which, from the end of the Middle Ages through the changes of the 20th century, have shaped the identity of a nation.