U.S. History Part 3: From Bush to Biden (Ages 8-11)

Nelson Vargas, J.D. Professor
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(358)
Come explore American history for 4 weeks, where we look at the Presidency of George H.W. Bush to Joe Biden.

Class Experience

US Grade 3 - 5
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.   
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Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
The class will address acts of terrorism that have been perpetrated against the United States, as well as armed conflicts. Given the age group, class discussion will focus on the lasting legacy of these conflicts and how they continue to shape the world today. There will be discussions on potentially politically divisive topics. Students will be expected and required to respect different views and experiences. To this end, we will look at history from varying perspectives, with a focus on objective and provable facts. 

The class will focus on multiple perspectives. Since this is primarily a history class there will be references to historical documents and articles from a variety of sources to include, but not limited to, reference materials from services such as Westlaw and Lexis/Nexis and the National Archives.   
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. 

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Meet the teacher

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(358)
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 Science and History, with a minor in Economics. I also earned a... 
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for 4 classes
1x per week, 4 weeks
55 min

Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(8)
Completed by 22 learners
Live video meetings
Ages 8-11
3-5 learners per class

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