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America Goes Modern: The 1920's

SOC-955
3 Credits
Online
4.90/5.00
In this course you will learn how the 1920's were years of rapid and startling changes in the ways many Americans thought and lived their lives. You will also study this important decade that brought forth the best and worst of human nature, saw unprecedented technological advances, and took America from dizzying heights of material prosperity to the despair of national economic collapse. You will be able to apply what you have learned to lessons and activities that are relevant to your classroom, to excite and interest your students about this historical time period in history. All course assignments have been developed to align with Common Core State Standards for Literacy and Writing in History/Social Science.

NOTE: Required textbook must be purchased separately.

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Dr. Allen Carden

Instructor
As both a teacher of history at the college and university level for over four decades, and a researcher and writer of history, my love for studying the past and sharing my insights has only increased with time. A great history class in my junior year of high school grabbed my interest and helped establish a trajectory that has been so much more than a job; it has been an adventure, a passion, and I would even say a ministry in which the search for truth and exposure of historical error has fascinated me. I love taking complex historical events and persons and trying to make them understandable and relevant to my students. It is my privilege to be not only an instructor of continuing education courses for Fresno Pacific University, but also to be a full-time professor of history at this fine institution. One of the joys of my professional life life has been developing 17 courses for FPU's continuing education offerings, primarily in history but also in education and cross-cultural studies. Enriching the fund of knowledge for teachers through these courses has been very satisfying.