History and Culture

Instructor(s):
Patrick Moore
Wednesdays, January 20-March 10|1-2:30 p.m. ET

The Black Plague of the 14th century killed at least one-third of all the people in Europe within four years. Many thought that it was the end of the world. Yet, what immediately followed was the Renaissance, the foundation of our modern world. How could that period of art and culture

Instructor(s):
Patrick Moore
Thursdays, January 21-March 11|2:30 - 4 p.m. ET

Upon reading the Versailles Treaty, French General Foch remarked it was merely a twenty-year armistice. From 1919 to 1939, Europe’s nations struggled to keep the peace, rebuild, and cope with economic depression – all while fascism and communism inflamed passions.

Instructor(s):
Whitney Lloyd
Wednesdays, February 03-March 10|10-11:30 a.m. ET

In this course, we will delve into the character, political philosophy, and historical significance of John Adams and Thomas Jefferson.

Instructor(s):
Assaf Boker
Thursdays, February 18 - March 11|1-2:30 p.m. ET

Join Assaf Boker as he guides you through the history, archeology, religions, and sites of Jerusalem. Beginning with life in Jerusalem during the time of the Temple, visit the Southern Wall archaeological excavations where you will gain a better understanding of Jewish life 2000 years ago. Then travel to Mt.

Instructor(s):
Benjamin Sperry
Thursdays, March 4-25|10-11:30 a.m. ET

Abraham Lincoln’s tenure as U.S. president coincided almost exactly with the duration of the Civil War (1861-1865). During the course of his presidency, Lincoln’s articulation of the Northern cause evolved. His tone and his emphasis changed with changing circumstances.