Teach Through Educational Travel: Arc de Triomphe

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.

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Sarah Wyland
Sarah never gets in trouble for being on Facebook and Instagram at work, because its her job. As social media manager, she gets to tell the stories of travelers, teachers, and interesting places. Other titles she enjoys include dog mom to Knox, barre instructor, Crossfit athlete, avid reader, and world traveler.