Zeezok Publishing's Z-Guide to The Count of Monte Cristo is a great way to incorporate media into your study of the French Revolution.
This guide contains a topic overview movie synopsis and ten learning activities for an in-depth study of the film. Learn more about Napoleon Bonaparte and the French Revolution. Ponder the value of a good mentoring relationship and think through what you would do with unlimited wealth. Re-live the thrill of finding Count Spadas treasure and consider the what-ifs of history if just one detail in the movie turned out differently. Evaluate your own beliefs with the Worldview Activity probe the directors mind with The Filmmakers Art activity and get the entire family involved with the For Family Discussion section at the end of the guide. Choose those activities which best fit your students course objectives areas of interest or time schedule. An action-packed adventure thriller The Count of Monte Cristo is a great way to learn about responding to wrongs revenge and forgiveness.
Movie Summary: Edmund Dantes puts his ship ashore on the forbidden island of Elba in search of a doctor. Only Napoleon Bonapartes intervention saves him from certain death. The former dictator coerces Dantes into carrying a letter back to France which lands him in the infamous prison Chateau dIf for 13 years. Contact with a mad priest enables Dantes to escape and take revenge on those responsible for his wrongful imprisonment.
Topics: 19th Century France Napoleon Bonaparte Consequences of Lying and Scheming Dealing with False Accusations Anger and Revenge Handling Wealth Mentoring
Contains a printable pdf file of the complete study guide. It does not include the movie. This file is licensed to the original purchaser and is not to be resold. Permission is not granted for classroom district-wide school-wide system-wide or co-op use. (Movie sold separately.)
This Z-Guide is based on the movie The Count of Monte Cristo (2002). You can view a trailer for the movie below.