French Revolution High School Level Study

Just out of curiosity, is anybody else interested in a high school level study of the French Revolution?  We use the Mother of Divine Grace history curriculum, but I really think the French Revolution has had more impact on our Western culture than, perhaps, the Spanish history covered in eleventh grade.  I don’t know much about the French Revolution myself, being public schooled and all, 😉 but I’ve pulled together a book list already and will be working on getting it all organized and developing essay topics.  Just wondering!

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  1. I’m going to call you and talk to you about how you develop your courses. Have you done them for the elementary aged kids when they strike a subject that really excites them?

  2. I am very interested. My 10th grade son finished studying last month, spending only a month on it. My 9th grade son is covering it RIGHT NOW. I would love suggestions for books to read!

  3. It never occurred to me to do an entire study on it. I don’t know that I can pause the rest of our history studies to make room for that, but I would like to get the most impact we could out of the time that we have to study it.

    1. We don’t do a chronological type of history course, so we have a bit of leeway, and I think it’s probably worth a whole year. I’m still waiting on my books, but it’ll be a history + literature course. There are even a couple of operas, if you want some culture! 🙂

      I don’t mind broader, survey courses in the younger years, but I think, by high school, they really need time to delve deeper and think.

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