Nelson Vargas, J.D. Professor
From Pilgrims to the Presidency; from the Romanoffs to the Reconstruction; from Aristotle to Apple, this weekly class explores a new topic in US History every week.
US Grade 2 - 5
From the Presidency to the Parliament; the Romanovs to Reconstruction; Aristotle to John Adams, this weekly class explores a new topic in world history every week. I employ a student-centered approach, where I act as a facilitator asking questions and prompting discussions in order to promote critical thinking. Research projects and class participation will be encouraged, but not required. One topic, period, or event will be chosen each week by me, from topics provided by the students....
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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The class may, at times, deal with sensitive topics, such as injustice, persecution, and discrimination. 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. Consequently, multiple news sources from varying perspectives will be used, including most commercial media sources, source material such as judicial decisions, legislative reports, original documents, and videos. Since this is a history class there will be references to historical documents and articles from a variety of sources to include, but not limited to, reference materials from services such as Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, and the National Archives.
From time to time I will post materials and/or resources on Outschool prior to class.
Meet the teacher
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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Live video meetings
3-10 learners per class