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Patriots and Mobsters: The Alliance Between the Mafia & Government During WWII

This four week course will discuss the relationship between Lucky Luciano's Italian Mafia and the US Government during World War II
Military History 101 by Amber Dowdy
450 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 16 learners
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45 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 weeks
year olds
learners per class
per learner - per class

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Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Students will gain an understanding of the organization of the Mafia in the 1940's, and will work to comprehend the actions and motivations of organized crime organizations during World War II.   
I have a degree in history from Grand Valley State University.  During my last year of university I wrote my senior thesis on the topic of the Mafia during World War II.  My thirty page thesis was produced through original research on the Mafia, and I am looking forward to the opportunity to teach students about the contributions that the Mafia made to the war effort. 
There will be a two-page (double spaced) writing assignment due at the end of the course.  This assignment is not required, but recommended.  The paper will allow students the opportunity to summarize the content of the class in their own words, allowing them an opportunity to explain the content, which will lead to a greater understanding of the material.  
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
There is no assessment required for this course, but a two-page paper is recommended. 
45 minutes per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
There will be a discussion of the rise of Charles 'Lucky' Luciano.  Lucky's rise does include the murder of a former Mafia boss, inside of a New York restaurant.  This content will be provided without graphic detail, but will be discussed in a way to allow for understanding of the famed Mafia leader's rise.  

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Military History 101 by Amber Dowdy
Lives in the United States
Military History Taught by Historians
450 total reviews
331 completed classes

About Us

Welcome to Military History 101!

My name is Amber, and I am the owner/head teacher of Military History 101 by Amber Dowdy.  I have a degree in History from Grand Valley State University, which is located in Michigan, USA.  Prior to becoming a... 
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