They Ruled: History's Best, Worst, and Weirdest Leaders
Each week we will examine a different king, queen, president, or other leader from history, using images, primary sources, & discussion to examine their life and evaluate their leadership qualities.
Nelson Dean, M.Ed.
193 total reviews for this teacher
Once per week
learners per class
How does an “Ongoing” course work?
Meets on a weekly schedule, join any week, no need to catch up on previous material
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Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
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In this class, we will look at mighty, magnificent, and misinformed people who found the leadership of their people thrust upon them. Using primary sources and images from their rule, we will examine both the basic story of their upbringing and career, as well as analyze the way they justified and maintained their position of power. We will close by trying to make an assessment of their leadership, drawing connections to our own time and to other figures we have examined in the course. In...
I have taught AP World History, AP European History, AP Art History, and AP English for ten years in a brick-and-mortar high school, and I have worked with students on Outschool for three years ranging in age from 6 to 16, so I have a strong background in historical content knowledge and analysis, as well as experience working with a wide array of different learners.
35 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
While this does not represent an exhaustive list of sources used, these are some of the main secondary authors used by the instructor to prepare for the course: Michael Farquar's A Treasury of Royal Scandals A. Adu Boahen's Yaa Asantewaa and the Asante-British War Jung Chang's Empress Dowager Cixi Alison Weir's Queen of the Crusades, Isabella: She-Wolf of France Catherine Roehig's Hatshepsut: From Queen to Pharaoh Richard Huscroft's The Norman Conquest Franz Herre's Ludwig II, Maria Theresa: the Great Habsburg Modern Europe: Sources & Perspectives (ed. Swanson & Melancon)
Nelson Dean, M.Ed.
Teaching Art, History, and Music!
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
193 total reviews
70 completed classes
I have been a high school music teacher for seventeen years, and a high school history and English teacher for the last thirteen years. In that time, I have taught a wide variety of classes including Percussion Methods, Geography, U.S. History, AP...