Click: "Discovering the Places." A map will come on screen. There are five reading selections for the "Chateau," three for the "Trianon," four for "Le Parc," and three for "En Ville." Read all the selections and take notes on each one.
Click: "People." Read the selections on Louis XIV, Mme de Pompadour, and Absolute Monarch. Take notes on each selection.
Click: "Past and Present Life." Read and take notes on the five selections under "Life at the Court" and the three selections for "Ancedotes."
Click: "Masterpieces." Take detailed notes on each ite listed under paintings, sculptures, furniture, instruments, decor, and collections.
Write a 6 to 8 page paper detailing how Chateau Versailles symbolizes the power and personality of Louis XIV, absolute monarchy, and the French culture.
To acquaint students with a better understanding of court life at Versailles.
To acquaint students with the basic concepts of absolute monarchy and the personality of Louis XIV.