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U.S. History Part 2: From Truman to the Berlin Wall

Nelson Vargas, JD; Law/Hist. Professor
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A 4-week course exploring American history from the end of World War II to the present day.

Class Experience

US Grade 3 - 6
Originally from Puerto Rico, I grew up in the low-income housing projects of New York City. I have worked in law for over 20 years. This includes experience as a refugee officer in Africa and South East Asia. 

As required by Outschool regarding I have significant expertise in conflict resolution and mediation. I have received mediation training as part of my legal degree and receive continuing education training in both mediation and conflict resolution to retain my legal licensure. I have participated in several mediations and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. I have provided training in conflict resolution and de-escalation at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. In 2020 I co-taught a class on mediation at the Univerity of Maryland, School of Social Work.   
The class will address armed conflicts that the United States has been involved with, such as the Korean conflict and war in Vietnam. Given the age group, class discussion will focus on the lasting legacy of these conflicts and how they continue to shape the world today.
Sources for the class include:

* Source material documents from the U.S. National Archive, the Smithsonian resource library, and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. 
* American Memory collection - historical collections for the National Digital Library, at the Library of Congress. 
* History Matters: The U.S. Survey Course on the Web. (n.d.). Retrieved January 08, 2021, from http://historymatters.gmu.edu.
* Teaching for Change, Civil Rights Teaching, from https://www.civilrightsteaching.org/resources
Joined August, 2020
Teacher expertise and credentials
Juris Doctor in Political Science and Government from SUNY at Buffalo School of Law
Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and Government from SUNY at Albany
🧑‍⚖️ JUDGE
🌟LAW/COLLEGE Professor

I am a judge, former federal prosecutor, policy counsel, and college and law school professor. My bachelor's degree is from the State University of New York at Albany in Political... 
Group Class


for 4 classes
1x per week, 4 weeks
55 min

Completed by 56 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 8-13
3-10 learners per class

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