Find Classes
Log In
Social Studies

Famous People in History

A look at the lives of extraordinary people from history (Martin Luther King Jr., Salvador Dali, Steve Jobs, etc.).
Nelson Vargas, J.D. Professor
304 total reviews for this teacher
1 review for this class
Completed by 7 learners
year olds
learners per class


Charged upfront
$21 per class
Meets 1x per week
Over 4 weeks
55 minutes per class

Available Times

This teacher may live in a different time zone.

Available Times

This teacher may live in a different time zone.
There are no open spots for this class, but you can request another time or scroll down to find more classes like this.


Class Experience

55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Class discussion may include issues such as discrimination, sexism, racism, and oppression. Parents are advised to review the class topic list for each week. 
Norman, Alexander. The Dalai Lama: An Extraordinary Life. Harcourt 2020.
Branch, Taylor. The King Years: Historic Moments in the Civil Rights Movement. Simon and Schuster, 2013
Burlingame, Michael. Abraham Lincoln: A Life. JHU Press, 2013
DeKay, James. Meet Martin Luther King Jr. Landmark 2010.
Fisher, Louis. The Life of Mahatma Gandhi. HarperCollins, 1997
Etherington-Smith, Meredith. The Persistence of Memory: A Biography of Dali. New York: Random House, 1992.
Carter, David A. Salvador Dali. New York: Chelsea House, 1995
Mandela, Nelson. Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela. Little, Brown and Company, 2008
(n.d.). Retrieved January 17, 2021, from
List of Top 100 Famous People:  . (2020, March 11). Retrieved January 17, 2021, from


Nelson Vargas, J.D. Professor
Lives in the United States
Law, social studies, history, and civics teacher
304 total reviews
457 completed classes

About Me

I am a judge, former federal prosecutor, policy counsel, and college and law school professor. My bachelor's degree is from the State University of New York at Albany in Political Science and History, with a minor in Economics. I also earned a... 
Get The App
Download the Outschool iOS app on the App Store
©2023 Outschool, Inc.