Social Studies

5 People From French History Who You Should Know

History of France through lives of Joan of Arc, King Louis XIV, Voltaire, Napoleon, and Monet.
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55 minutes

per class

Once per week

over 5 weeks


year olds


learners per class

per learner - per class

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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
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Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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Class Experience

Students will know who these five individuals are and their contribution to French history and to world history. They'll know something about the Enlightenment and why the French Revolution was important. They'll know what Impressionism is.
Former Deputy Director of the historic home of President Ronald Reagan where I worked with people first-hand who were speechwriters, advisors and aides to President Ronald Reagan, who gave one of the speeches listed in this class. 2002 graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University with a bachelor of science degree in political science and history, with an emphasis on American history. Former Intercollegiate Studies Institute Honors Fellow. Trained by top experts in communications and speechwriting on the power of persuasion, including image coaches and communications consultants to presidential candidates. Author of the book Backdoor to the White House. Lifelong student of history. 

We live in a big and fascinating world and one of my goals with my classes is to help kids develop an interest and appreciation for the world around them and different cultures. My classes draw from my own experiences as a world traveler. I've visited and lived abroad in twenty-two countries. I also have several years of experience in working with students as a teacher and mentor and look forward to having the opportunity to invest in the life of your learner. I love teaching but more than anything I love investing in the lives of young people and bringing them along on a journey.
No required homework but there are additional resources to help students go deeper in the content.
Students are provided weekly pre-class and post-class resources and a final test at the end of the 5 weeks.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Parents looking for materials to submit as work assignments are always happy with the materials I provide.
55 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 0 - 1 hours per week outside of class.
None of the following resources are required for this course. However, the course is built on content derived from these sources, and students interested in any particular compoment of this course will benefit from further exploration of these sources, and reading or watching these resources alongside this class will greatly benefit their own education as well as class discussions.

JOAN OF ARC: The Joan of Arc Story by Anna Revell

Film, Joan of Arc: God's Warrior

Film, The Messenger, The Story of Joan of Arc

The Real Joan of Arc, Documentary by Martin Meissonnier

The Rise and Fall of Versailles Documentary by Paul Burgess

Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King
by Antonia Fraser, Rosalyn Landor, et al.

Louis XIV: The Real Sun King
by Aurora von Goeth and Jules Harper 

The Portable Voltaire (Portable Library) Paperback – July 28, 1977
by Voltaire 

Candide by Voltaire

The Age of Voltaire: A History of Civlization in Western Europe from 1715 to 1756, with Special Emphasis on the Conflict between Religion and Philosophy Audible Logo Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
Will Durant (Author), Ariel Durant (Author)

Napoleon: A Life
by Andrew Roberts, John Lee, et al.

Napoleon: A Concise Biography
by David A. Bell, Paul Heitsch, et al.

Napoleon and Wellington By Andrew Roberts

I, Claude Monet, Film directed by Phil Grabsky

Monet. The Triumph of Impressionism
by Daniel Wildenstein 

Claude Monet: Life and Art
by Professor Paul Hayes Tucker

The History of Impressionism by Rewald, John (1973)
by John Rewald


Clark Vandeventer
Lives in the United States
World Traveler & Fun Dad
586 total reviews
227 completed classes

About Me

Hi, I'm Clark and I teach social studies and history classes, and help introduce learners to some of the great ideas and heroes of history and some of the greatest stories ever told.

We live in a big and fascinating world and one of my goals with... 
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