WENDY AND AVRON FOGELMAN
FIVE STAR TRAVEL, INC.
The Lifelong Learning Society’s Super Tuesdays Lecture Series
at the Barry Kaye Auditorium
AMERICA’S HIDDEN HISTORY:
LESSONS YOUR TEACHERS NEVER TAUGHT YOU IN SCHOOL
Robert P. Watson
DESCRIPTION: Let’s go behind the scenes and uncover history your teachers never taught you. Throughout this eight-week series, we will examine both the well known moments in history (in order to explore the forgotten tidbits and back-stories of those famous events), and the not-so-well-known events and individuals who shaped our history but never made it into the textbooks. Together, we will play historical detective, exploring the tricks of the trade used by professional historians, and the challenges limiting our historical understanding. Along the way, you will learn about several fascinating and controversial, as well as triumphant and tragic individuals and events that shaped American history.
- The challenges of studying history
- Humorous moments in history
- Heroes of history
- Scallywags and poltroons from history
- ‘What-were-they-thinking’ moments in history
- Tragic moments in history
- Some personal, favorite stories from history
- Lessons from history
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION: Dr. Robert P. Watson is Professor and Coordinator of American Studies at Lynn University and a Fellow at the Florida Joint Center for Citizenship. He has published 34 books and hundreds of articles, chapters and essays on topics in American politics and history; co-convened a half-dozen national conferences on the presidency; serves on the boards of several scholarly journals, presidential foundations, and community and professional associations. A frequent media commentator, he has given thousands of media interviews to local, national and international print, radio and television outlets, including CNN, BBC, USA Today, and others. He writes a Sunday column for the Sun-Sentinel newspaper, and is the political analyst for WPTV 5 NBC in South Florida. He has won several Distinguished Professor awards, including the Teacher of the Year Award at FAU and Lynn.
|4 – 5:45 pm
Tuesdays, January 15, 22, 29; February 5; 12, 19, 26; March 12
Carole and Barry Kaye Auditorium, Boca Raton Campus
$78 member/$110 non-member
Members Only: Register for W284 and W285 and pay only $125 for both