Powered flight was only a few years old when World War I erupted in Europe. although both sides were slow to recognize the potential of aircraft in war, by 1918 entire squadrons of aircraft were fighting to dominate the sky. Find out why the life expectancy for new pilot's was measured in days. From Richtofen to Rickenbacker, this session details the men, equipment, and aircraft involved in World War I air combat over the Western Front. Partipcants recieve a DVD containing the instructor's preentation. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply.
When the lights went out in Europe in August 1914, most observers thought the matter would be settled in weeks. Instead, the Great War became a catastrophe that claimed the lives of millions over the next four years. Beginning with the initial flood of German troops into France in 1914 and concluding with the breaching of the Hindenburg Line in 1918, this session is a detailed study of WWI trench warfare along what became known as the “Western Front”. Participants receive a DVD containing the instructor’s presentation. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply.
The Battle of Stalingrad was a battle between Nazi Germany and its allies and the Soviet Union for control of the city of Stalingrad in Southern Russia, now Volgograd. Learn why the results of these operations are often cited as one of the turning points of World War II, what caused The Battle of Stalingrad to be the bloodiest battle in human history, and how the battle was marked by brutality and disregard for military and civilian casualties by both sides. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply.
Canals were once visionary undertakings, providing more efficient transportation methods. Examine the history of these waterways on the Upper Chesapeake and the Lower Susquehanna River. Begin your study of the canals in the classroom , then visit places along these ancient paths for a closer examination of the canals, the built environment, and the transformations that have taken place over time.
Discover your roots. Gain basic genealogical information and techniques for reseraching family history using local sources and the Internet. Discuss documenting and publishing research findings. Learn how to find and use genealogical source records, how to apply research strategies, and how to keep yourself organized. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply.
The American Civil War changed dramatically when Ulysses S. Grant took command of the Army of the Potomac in 1864. For almost 24 months, the Civil War's two best generals, Grant and Lee, went head-to-head in a winner take all contest that resulted in several hundred thousand casualties--and ended Southern hopes for independence. Study the events, weapons, strategies and tactics of the final two years of the war. All participants will receive a DVD of the instructor's presentation and accompanying research material. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply.
Study the life of Alexander Hamilton from his early days in the West Indies, to his rise to be Secretary of the Treasury, and his tragic end. The course presents Hamilton as a war hero, womanizer, abolitionist, economist, and a genius and will include excerpts from the Broadway musical “Hamilton” . Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply.
Examine the role of African Americans during the revolutionary war in both the continuental and British armies. Study the origin, spread and legalization of slavery in British North America, review the antebellum period of American history, and the events leading to the eventual end of slavery through constitutional amendment. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply.
Examine and discuss the lives of America's Presidential wives throughout history. Review the early years, education, social status, careers before the White House, and life after the White House. In addition, students examine the First Ladies' years in the White House and their impact on their husbands' presidency and on American society and culture over all.
This class covers the June 6, 1944, invasion of northwestern Europe and will go into detail on the planning, preparation, and course of the campaign. The D-Day invasion was the largest amphibian invasion in the history of warfare and is considered one of the turning points of World War II. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply.
One sought religious freedom, the other gold. For decades they have been in competition for the hearts of America. This course will compare and contrast the competitive histories of Jamestowne and Plimoth from their beginnings in 1607 and 1620 respectively, and show how these different establishments created “America the Beautiful.” Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply.
Examine the use of the atom bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki along with the cancelled Invasion of Japan (Operation Downfall). The planning, conception, and implementation of the aspects of Operation Downfall, such as Operation Olympic, the invasion of Southern Kyushu, and Operation Coronet, the invasion of Honshu (main island) will be examined in detail. The class reviews the questions that have puzzled historical commentators since the end of World War II, such as “Did the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ultimately save lives?” and “Were the use of the atomic bombs, the only actual use of nuclear weapons in warfare, morally defensible?” Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply.
Study the Greek speaking people from the origins of Greek civilization during the Bronze Age to the dispersion of Greek culture during the Hellenistic era through the conquests of Alexander the Great. Topics emphasize the political, social, cultural, and economic institutions and values that Hellas created to revolutionize Ancient Mediterranean history. Gain an understanding of the history of Greek civilization, the nature of democracy, and the relationships among politics, art, literature, and the ideals of civic virtue. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply.
Examines the origin and development of the Crusades and the Crusader States in the Islamic East. Explores dramatic events, such as the great Siege of Jerusalem, and be introduced to vivid personalities, including Richard the Lionheart and Saladin. Topics include aspects of institutional, economic, social and cultural history and will compare the ideas to medieval Christian beliefs. Finally, critically examine the resonance the movement continues to have in current political and ideological debates. Senior adult and disabiled retiree course fee waivers apply.
More has been written about the Battle of Gettysburg than perhaps any other Civil War battle and yet there is always something new to discover. Gettysburg is the largest land battle ever fought in North America and it’s practically next door to Baltimore. This session covers the entirety of the Gettysburg campaign in micro-detail using a geo-spatial approach that maps units down to Regimental level. Instructor's lecture on DVD included. Senior adult and disabled retiree course fee waivers apply.
Course Fee: $39
Material Fee: $29
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Joppa Hall, Rm. 008
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