Download a larger image of the Arc de Triomphe and share the photo with your class, then try these discussion questions and classroom activities:

  • The L’Arc de Triomphe was commissioned by Napoleon as a monument to his successes. Create a timeline that shows the rise, height and fall of Napoleon. Here is an initial source of information from the BBC.
  • While L’Arc de Triomphe is the most famous of Paris’ arches, there are many more located around the city. After some investigation, make a chart showing the similarities and differences between them.