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General Interest / Psychology, Philosophy, Culture, History and Law

The USA, 1945-2001: From Hiroshima to 9/11


Start date: 13th Jan 2021

Time: 19:00 - 21:00

Cost: £95

Day: Wednesday

Duration: 10 weeks

Tutor: Andy Ison

Course code: 21SP056

This course is for students with an interest in history in general and US and world history in particular

For the first session students will need an interest in history, an open mind, a desire to learn and a willingness to enquire and question

Additional Costs: None

The course aims: The course aims to give an overview of political, social, economic and military developments in the USA between the final days of World War II and the collapse of the Twin Towers in 2001

The course will cover:

Insights on the role and influence of each of the presidents from this period with a focus on key events and turning points from the era, focusing on the national and international issues that were shaped by the USAs role as a Superpower during the time of the Cold War and in the decade following the fall of the USSR

Key topics will include:

Summaries of the roles and achievements of each president from Harry Truman to George W. Bush

 By the end of the course students will have a deeper understanding of the most profound factors and significant events that shaped the USA in these decades


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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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