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Russia: From Gorbachev to Putin
with Arlene Jackson
Let us visit the biggest country in the world. We will investigate the demographics, culture, government, education, way of life, foreign policy along with its arts and literature. This will be an intractive course with lots of discussion and valuable informaqtion that we need to know as United States citizens. It will be enhanced with a Powerpoint presentation that gives us a glimpse of what is going on now.
Arlene Jackson is well known for her China course at SCSC as well as courses at YCSC
Historical Fiction: Arundel by Kenneth Roberts
with Steve Thornley
In 1775, the Second Continental Congress authorized the Continental Army to invade British-occupied Canada with the aim of eliminating a continuing threat to New England and New York and obtaining French-Canadian assistance in helping obtain our independence. We’ll read “Arundel” by local author Kenneth Roberts, a work of historical fiction, which chronicles the march through Maine by that part of the invasion force led by Benedict Arnold, and the ensuing Battle of Quebec. Roberts reintroduces us to popular characters from “Northwest Passage”. Join us in reading and discussing this little-known episode from the American Revolution. We plan to read “Rabble in Arms” and “Oliver Wiswell” in future courses.
Steve is an artist, photographer, graphic designer, historian, teacher, and lifelong learner