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Psychology, Philosophy, Culture, History and Law

History The USA - 1860-1945 from Abraham Lincoln to Franklin D. Roosevelt


Start date: 23rd Sep 2020

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Cost: £95

Day: Wednesday

Duration: 10 weeks

Tutor: Andy Ison

Course code: 20AU046

Anyone who has been on Andy's classes will know that he delivers fascinating, and illuminating talks on every subject that he delivers. There will be ample opportunity to discuss during the sessions.

The course will cover many aspects of US life including:

Reviews of all of the US presidents from Abraham Lincoln to Harry Truman

Four major wars: the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, the Great War and the Second World War

Race: Emancipation, Reconstruction, the Ku-Klux-Klan, the Harlem Renaissance, Civil Rights and the key legal developments

The status of Native Americans within the USA

Campaigns: suffrage, temperance, labour rights

Prohibition and Gangsters

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Andy Ison

Andy Ison

I am a qualified secondary school teacher who specialises in History, Politics and Business Studies. I taught in the UK and overseas for 14 years, working as a Head of History at a school in the Midlands and as Vice-Principal of an international school in Germany. I have delivered lectures and taught a range of courses for Rossett Adult Learning since 2016 covering British and World History as well as politics and current affairs.

In my teaching I aim to be interesting, creative and challenging, looking to enthuse students and to encourage debate. I believe we all learn best when we are engaged with the subject, when we care and feel some passion for it, see its relevance to our own experiences and feel a connection with those who are or were involved. Stories, images, maps and debate all play key roles in these classes so that understanding is added to knowledge.

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