Everything you need to understand or teach The Greater Journey by David McCullough.
The Greater Journey, Americans in Paris, is the story of the thousands of American artists and professionals who traveled to Paris, France, between the 1830s and the turn of the century. These Americans, most of whom were young aspiring artists and professionals, braved the often treacherous voyage across the Atlantic, which took as long as a month, to share in the magical inspiration of the City of Lights. In their own way, these talented young artists and professionals were pioneers who wanted to learn and develop their skills and talents to eventually bring them home to enhance their homeland.
There were outstanding institutions of study and learning. Charles Sumner left his budding law firm in Boston in exchange for the opportunity to attend the Sorbonne. After many years of learning and being exposed to the liberal culture in Paris, Sumner returned to America to become a US senator...
The Greater Journey: Americans in Paris Lesson Plans contain 135 pages of teaching material, including: