Class Schedule – Punta Gorda

Florida SouthWestern State College
Charlotte Campus

26300 Airport Rd, Punta Gorda, FL 33950

LEARNING – JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT!

Walking Tour of Punta Gorda’s Historic MuralsRon Norsell
Mondays, January 26, February 9, February 23, 10:00 a.m.

Have you ever wondered about the murals of Punta Gorda? Why they are here and what they represent? Put on some comfortable walking shoes and join us for an interesting two-hour tour. You’ll learn about Punta Gorda and its rich heritage.

 Please note: These walking tours will begin at the south end of the parking lot of Laishley Park Municipal Marina. Please meet there and plan to arrive 10 minutes early.

Ron Norsell is a lifelong history buff. He moved to Punta Gorda following his retirement from an international business career that fed and cultivated his interest in history. The murals around town impressed him, and his curiosity inspired him to learn more. By coincidence a friend asked him to consider joining the Punta Gorda Historic Mural Society. He writes, “What an opportunity! I jumped at the chance and the rest is history.” Today, he feels privileged to serve as the society president and carry on the legacy of founder Dr. Robert Andrews.

Member Price (Jan 26): $10.00


Non-Member Price (Jan 26): $15.00

Member Price (Feb 9): $10.00


Non-Member Price (Feb 9): $15.00

Member Price (Feb 23): $10.00


Non-Member Price (Feb 23): $15.00

Calusa LegacyCindy Bear
Mondays, January 26 – February 2, 1:00 – 2:50 p.m. (2 weeks)
Room E-121

The story of the Calusa people is one of a remarkable civilization thriving on the shores of a rich and bountiful estuary, and building power and an economy based on their river fishing technology. The Native Americans engineered a remarkable canal through Pine Island, developed a rich artistic tradition, and perplexed Spanish missionaries with their unique spirituality. This presentation will provide an overview of the Calusa civilization and include information on the methods that archaeologists and historians used to piece together the story we know today.

Please note: The first class will be on the FSW campus. The second class will be held at the Calusa Mound Site, in Pineland on Pine Island. Students must supply their own transportation.

Cindy Bear is a fifth generation Floridian and holds a bachelor degree in Wildlife Ecology and a Masters in Science Education. She is the Coordinator of Programs and Services for the Randell Research Center, Calusa Heritage Trail, Pineland, Pine Island, Florida.

Member Price: $20.00


Non-Member Price: $25.00

Introduction to PhilosophyDr. Mark Ehman
Mondays, January 26 – February 16, 3:00 – 4:50 p.m. (4 weeks)
Room E-121

Dr. Mark Ehman has traveled extensively and has written and published on a wide range of religious topics, comparative religions, and philosophy.

Dr. Mark Ehman holds a PhD in Buddhist studies and a Master’s degree in Indian studies from the University of Wisconsin. He has taught both at the college and high school level in Florida including Florida SouthWestern State College, Florida Gulf Coast University, Barry University, and Nova Southeastern University as well as Springfield College. His language skills include Spanish, French, German, Sanskrit, Pali, Greek, and Chinese.

Member Price: $40.00


Non-Member Price: $45.00

The Curious Archaeology of Spanish Explorers in FloridaMelissa Timo
Monday, March 16, 10:00 – 11:50 a.m. (ONE DAY ONLY)
Room E-121

We’ve all heard the tales: Leon’s ingenious discovery, Narvaez’s tragic expedition, de Soto’s monumental trek across the southeast. We have old Spanish documents recounting their feats, but can their stories hold up to the archaeological facts? Come and learn about what previous field work has told us about the first Spanish visitors to Florida and how current, cutting edge archaeology is changing the story.

Melissa Timo, MA, RPA is the Outreach Coordinator for the Southwest Region of the Florida Public Archaeology Network at Florida Atlantic University. She has participated in excavations and artifact analysis across the eastern US over the last 14 years. Her specialties within archaeology are historical archaeology, African American archaeology, and cemetery studies.

Member Price: $10.00


Non-Member Price: $15.00

The Gullah: African Culture in AmericaDr. Martha Bireda
Mondays, March 16 and March 23, 1:00 – 2:50 p.m. (2 weeks)
Room E-121

In this course, participants will learn about the history and culture of the Gullah people who live on the Sea Islands of the Southeast United States. The Gullah have maintained more of their African culture than any other group of African Americans in the US.

Dr. Martha Bireda is Director of the Blanchard House of African American History and Culture of Charlotte County. Bireda is a native Floridian and the descendant of African American pioneers in Punta Gorda. She is the author of six books, including one for youth which describes the values of African American pioneers in the area.

Member Price: $20.00


Non-Member Price: $25.00

As You are Now, So Once Was I: Decoding Florida’s Cemeteries Melissa Timo
Tuesday, January 20, 10:00 – 11:50 a.m. (ONE DAY ONLY)
Room E-121

Florida’s cemeteries are not as quiet as one might think. Instead, these burial places are rich with hidden symbols, public proclamations, and old – sometimes odd – traditions. From public playgrounds to austere resting places to high tech memory storage, studies of cemeteries can bring to life families, communities, and cultures long after they’ve left Florida far behind.

Melissa Timo, MA, RPA is the Outreach Coordinator for the Southwest Region of the Florida Public Archaeology Network at Florida Atlantic University. She has participated in excavations and artifact analysis across the eastern US over the last 14 years. Her specialties within archaeology are historical archaeology, African American archaeology, and cemetery studies.

Member Price: $10.00


Non-Member Price: $15.00

Critical Thinking About Weird StuffHoward Goldson
Tuesdays, January 20 – February 10, 1:00 – 2:50 p.m. (4 weeks)
Room E-121

The 21st century foretells exponential technological change (auto-driven vehicles, planetary tourism, etc.). Such change will necessarily alter the way we think about society and our individual relationship with it. We will examine and discuss theories of the contemporary philosophers Karen Barad (Quantum physics as a model for social science), Nancy Fraser (the borders of public space in a globalized world), and Drucilla Cornell (the impact of African ethics on the western concept of justice). The discussion will evaluate the use of these theories to visualize societal possibilities in the years to come.

Howard Goldson received a Juris Doctor degree from St. John’s University and practiced law in New York for 50 years before retiring in 2009. In the 1980s, he completed course work for Master’s degree in philosophy at SUNY Stonybrook but never wrote the dissertation to receive the degree. Since his retirement, he devotes his time to abstract painting, studying philosophy (the area of social justice), and presenting courses at the Lifetime Learning Institute at Bard College.

Member Price: $40.00


Non-Member Price: $45.00

DrawingRosalie Mack
Tuesdays, January 20 – February 10, 3:00 – 4:50 p.m. (4 weeks)
Room E-121

Want to learn to draw better? No matter what your drawing experience is presently, this is an opportunity to develop a sharp eye, learn different drawing techniques, and impress yourself with your personal accomplishments! Whether you embrace drawing as a finished work or want to develop your drawing skills to enhance another medium, drawing is the foundation of all art and your journey in drawing will develop your artistic abilities as no other discipline can. The course will cover the use of pencil and color pencil, and acquaint you with other drawing mediums. You will begin developing an eye for good composition, proportion, color, value, texture, contrast, and variety. Skilled artists and beginners alike will benefit from this drawing experience! Please note: Participants should bring their own supplies such as drawing pad (9”x12″ or 11”x14″), number two pencils, white plastic eraser, color pencils (24 colors or larger, Crayola brand is recommended).

A Florida native, Rosalie graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a BFA. After a stint in the advertising world as a fashion illustrator and graphic designer, she began teaching art. Rosalie recently retired from the Charlotte County public school system after a 33-year career as an art teacher, beginning at the middle school level and concluding at the high school. She taught a variety of specific courses including Advance Placement Studio Drawing (college level), drawing and painting, two dimensional art, and art history. She is presently an instructor at the Visual Arts Center in Punta Gorda and looks forward to working with art students of all levels!

Member Price: $40.00


Non-Member Price: $45.00

Reading the Night SkiesDavid Hanson
Tuesdays, January 20 – February 10, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. (4 weeks)
Room E-121

This ever-popular course in the James & Barbara Moore Observatory provides an introduction to the stars and planets, and uses classroom and observatory techniques. Students will be treated to discussions of the sky as seen from southwest Florida in addition to locating planets, constellations, special stars, and galaxies. Modern topics in astronomy along with myths and legends will also be presented.

Please note that while the observatory lobby is air conditioned, the observatory part of the building is not.

David Hanson earned his MA in physics from the University of Northern Iowa and has over 49 years’ teaching experience, including both high school and collegiate levels in addition to industrial education.

Member Price: $40.00


Non-Member Price: $45.00

Writing PoetryDorothy Howe Brooks
Tuesdays, January 27 – February 17, 10:00 – 11:50 a.m. (4 weeks)
Room E-121

In poetry, as Alexander Pope said, “The sound must seem an echo to the sense.” People write poetry for many reasons: for personal enjoyment, for family and friends, or for publication. This class is for poets of all levels including beginners, those who have taken the class previously, anyone who wishes to learn more about the craft of poetry or improve their skill at writing poetry.

Dorothy H. Brooks writes poetry and fiction. Her work has appeared in or is forthcoming in numerous literary magazines. She has a Master’s degree in education from Tulane University and has taught fiction in the continuing education program of Kennesaw State University in Atlanta. Her full length book of poetry, A Fine Dusting of Brightness, was published in 2013 by Aldrich Press.

Member Price: $40.00


Non-Member Price: $45.00

Successful Trip PlanningBeth Shively
Tuesday, March 17, 1:00 – 2:50 p.m. (ONE DAY ONLY)
Room E-121

Everyone needs to get away. Have a dream vacation in mind but don’t know how to plan it? Traveling on a budget? This class will provide tips and give you the tools to get the most out of your travel: how to plan, make your own guide book, budget, pack, and avoid pitfalls.

Beth Shively retired from 27 years of federal civil service as a chemist and moved to Punta Gorda in 2014. She has planned her own cost effective travels to Hawaii, London, Paris, Italy, Maine, Utah, and other locales. Besides traveling she enjoys genealogy, reading, and collecting fossils.

Member Price: $10.00


Non-Member Price: $15.00

Basic DNA and GenealogyLarry Peck
Tuesday, March 17, 3:00 – 4:50 p.m. (ONE DAY ONLY)
Room E-121

This class is a guide for the beginner in one or both fields. It will include an outline of the three DNA streams used in attempting to match ancestors. Items that will be discussed are: who the current major players in this field, and what you can reasonably expect to resolve in matching DNA and your genealogy. Basic terms will be discussed as well as a few of the pitfalls that can occur.

Larry Peck received an AS and BS in law enforcement and retired after 30+ years in that field. He worked the last three years as a Certified Forensic Computer Examiner. He served in the US Army and US Coast Guard – both on active duty and in the reserves – retiring in 2008. He is the current Genealogist for the Elizabeth Tilley Mayflower Colony and for the Charlotte County Genealogy Society. He has been working on his family’s genealogy for over 25 years.

Member Price: $10.00


Non-Member Price: $15.00

US Economy: Secular Stagnation Redux?Dr. Gene Laber
Wednesdays, January 21 – February 11, 1:00 – 2:50 p.m. (4 weeks)
Room E-121

In the late 1930s economist Alvin Hansen claimed that the US economy was caught in “secular stagnation,” defined by weak recovery from recessions, slow growth, and lingering high unemployment. Though forgotten after WWII, secular stagnation is back in the news after well-known economist Larry Summers revived the theory following a weak recovery from the Great Recession. In a related vein, news media reports describe a “shrinking middle class” struggling to survive in this weak economy. This course will examine the secular stagnation theory in the context of contemporary economic conditions. Analyses will include discussions of monetary and fiscal policy as they relate to secular stagnation, supply-side views on economic growth, income growth among households, and the implications of national debt and federal finances for economic growth.

Gene Laber is professor emeritus at the University of Vermont. He holds a PhD in economics from the University of Maryland and was on the faculty of the University of Vermont, where he taught courses in economics and finance for 28 years. He has consulted with numerous corporations, testified as an expert witness in regulatory proceeding and court cases in various states, and served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Vermont Municipal Bond Bank.

Member Price: $40.00


Non-Member Price: $45.00

Great Decisions: The Foreign Policy Association’s Annual PresentationHasan Hammami
Wednesdays, January 21 – March 11, 3:00 – 4:50 p.m. (7 weeks)
Room D-106

LLI is proud to offer the 2015 Foreign Policy Association course. The topics will include defense technology, Israel and the US, Turkey’s challenges, Islamic awakening, energy independence, food and climate, China’s foreign policy, and US trade policy. Topics may change as dictated by the Foreign Policy Association. The 2015 Great Decisions Briefing Book will be available at the first class for $25.00 (cash or check payable to LLI only please).

Hasan Hammami was born in Jaffa, Palestine and became a refugee at age 15. He has been a United States citizen for over 30 years and is a resident of Punta Gorda. He was educated at the Christian Brothers College in Jaffa; the National College in Choueifat, Lebanon; the American University of Beirut, Lebanon; and the University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England, in addition to coursework at the Sloan School of Management at MIT. He continues to travel extensively through the Middle East.

Member Price: $70.00


Non-Member Price: $75.00

Briefing Book: $25.00

Marjorie Rawlings at Cross CreekJoan Mountford
Wednesdays, January 28 – February 18, 10:00 – 11:50 a.m. (4 weeks)
Room E-121

In 1928, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and her husband bought a 72 acre orange grove in a Florida hamlet named Cross Creek and moved there from Rochester, New York. Out of that move came a flood of stories about backwoods Florida, most notably The Yearling, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1939 and is now considered an American classic. Rawlings captured her passion for her home in her remarkable memoir, Cross Creek. This course will focus on the memoir itself and on the 1983 film based on it. Participants should read the first 10 chapters before the first class. (Copies of Cross Creek will be available for purchase at Copperfish Books in Punta Gorda; mention you are taking this course and receive a 10% discount on the book.)

Joan Mountford, a winter resident of Punta Gorda, holds degrees from Tufts University and Simmons College. She lives most of the year in New Hampshire, where she taught high school English for 35 years, and presented workshops annually at state and regional conferences. In addition, she has for a number of years been an occasional columnist for the Concord Monitor, the newspaper in the state capitol.

Member Price: $40.00


Non-Member Price: $45.00

Four Descriptive Nature Hikes on Trails in Charlotte and DeSoto CountiesJohn Phillips
Wednesdays, February 18 – March 11, 8:30 a.m. (4 hikes) – Various Locations

Wednesday, February 18 – Charlotte Flatwoods Preserve: This is a Charlotte County preserve consisting of pine flatwoods, wetland marsh, and freshwater pond habitats. The trail circles a wetlands marsh. A number of wading birds can usually be seen, along with carrion eating birds such as vultures and eagles. It will also be a place where participants can see and learn about a number of exotic, invasive plant species.

Member Price: $10.00


Non-Member Price: $15.00

Wednesday, February 25 – Deep Creek Preserve: This is a Southwest Water Management preserve consisting of well-managed pine flatwoods, wetland marshes, and hardwood hammock habitats. Possible animal species that might be seen include white-tailed deer, wild hogs, a variety of birds, and gopher tortoises. A variety of plant species that grow in the different habitats will be seen and discussed.

Member Price: $10.00


Non-Member Price: $15.00

Wednesday, March 4 – Shell Creek Preserve: This is a Charlotte County preserve purchased with special funds dedicated to the Conservation Charlotte program.  It consists of pine flatwoods, scrub, and hardwood hammocks bordering Shell Creek. A wide variety of birds will be seen as well as plants in an interesting sequence of habitats from dry pine flatwoods, through overgrown scrub, to the hardwood hammock bordering Shell Creek.

Member Price: $10.00


Non-Member Price: $15.00

Wednesday, March 11 – Footprints Trail: This is a trail designed and built by graduates of the Florida Master Naturalist Program on the State-owned Babcock Ranch. It traverses through pine flatwoods, wet prairie, and a cypress swamp. Animal species that might be seen include white-tailed deer, wild hogs, wild turkeys, and a wide variety of birds.

Member Price: $10.00


Non-Member Price: $15.00

Please note: Each walk takes 2 – 3 hours. Participants should meet at 8:30 a.m. at FSW campus in the parking lot in front of the Auditorium, then follow the instructor to the location of the hike. The instructor may be able to take several participants in his vehicle. Each hike is limited to 20 people. Due to the conditions of the trails, participants should be in good physical condition and dress appropriately.

John Phillips is a retired college administrator from northern New York State. He is a graduate of the New York State Ranger School, earned a BS in communication arts and an MS in extension education from Cornell University, and earned another MS in higher education administration from SUNY at Albany. He is a Florida Master Naturalist and certified as an instructor in the Florida Master Naturalist program.

A Tour of Hobcaw BaronyJudith Berger
Wednesday, March 18, 10:00 – 11:50 a.m. (ONE DAY ONLY)
Room E-121

Hobcaw Barony is located on Pawley’s Island, South Carolina. The word “barony” refers to the original land grant to noble Englishmen from their King in 1718. The present day barony is made up of five former rice plantations. The tour will teach you the history of the rice plantations. You will see original slave quarters and a historic cemetery where owners and their families were buried. You will see how the land is being used today as a scientific research center: to educate and to preserve the environment as well as the historical buildings.

Judith Berger was an educator for forty years. She is a member of the LLI Board and Chairperson of the Curriculum Committee.

Member Price: $10.00


Non-Member Price: $15.00

Tax Planning Strategies for RetireesEd Jones
Thursdays, January 22 – January 29, 1:00 – 2:50 p.m. (2 weeks)
Room E-121

What should you know about taxes? This class will focus on income, gift, and estate taxes and how you can maximize your benefits in these areas. As you approach, or are in retirement, your tax planning strategies may change. We will explore successful ways that will bring you financial benefits.

Ed Jones earned BA and MBA degrees from Syracuse University. His experience includes being Associate Professor of Utica College of Syracuse University, and a partner in a CPA firm.

Member Price: $20.00


Non-Member Price: $25.00

What is Judaism or, What is a Jew? The Many Faces of JudaismRabbi Solomon Agin
Thursdays, January 29 – February 5, 3:00 – 4:50 p.m. (2 weeks)
Room E-121

This course will define what a Jew is in light of beliefs, traditions, and practices. In addition, the Reform, Conservative, Orthodox, and Reconstructionist movements will be examined and explained. There will be an overview given on Hasidism.

Rabbi Solomon Agin received his BA degree from Brooklyn College of the City of New York with a medal in Hebrew Studies. He attended the Academy for Jewish Religion and Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion. Ordination was received in 1966 and the Doctor of Divinity from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in 1995. Rabbi Agin is Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Beth El of Fort Myers. Currently, he is the Rabbi of Temple Shalom of Port Charlotte. He is the only Board Certified Jewish Chaplain in Southwest Florida and serves as National Director of Membership for the Association of Jewish Chaplains. Rabbi Agin also serves as President and CEO of 21st Century C.A.R.E.

Member Price: $20.00


Non-Member Price: $25.00

Economic Outlook and OpportunitiesAdam Cummings
Thursday, February 5, 10:00 – 11:50 a.m. (ONE DAY ONLY)
Room E-121

This class discusses the improving economy and actions to take today. It explores the slow pace of economic recovery, anxieties about deficits and debts, the economic outlook, strategies to address the impact of inflation and interest rates, and domestic and international opportunities and hazards.

Adam Cummings is a licensed financial advisor with Edward Jones. He earned a Master of business administration while serving as a Charlotte County Commissioner. His reputation for being able to make the most complex subjects understandable stems from a deep love of learning and a passion for passing on that knowledge. Throughout his career he has striven to help those he serves to make more informed decisions.

Member Price: $10.00


Non-Member Price: $15.00

The Quirkiness of Southern LiteratureTammie Diehl
Thursdays, February 5 – February 26, 1:00 – 2:50 p.m. (4 weeks)
Room E-121

This is an in-depth look at the characters, plots, and settings that can make up the novella, plays, and short stories of Carson McCullers, Flannery O’Connor, William Faulkner, and Tennessee Williams. We look at the symbolism in O’Connor, the mood and tone in McCullers, the settings of Williams, and the joys and use of language of Faulkner. This class provides a lot of laughs.

Tammie Diehl has degrees from Auburn, Missouri, and the University of Georgia. She spent 30 years teaching high school and college literature and writing. Diehl served on the state writing standards board, county curricula drafting, and she wrote the curriculum for Southern American and English literature. She has written two books in her “chick lit” series.

Member Price: $40.00


Non-Member Price: $45.00

Myanmar-BurmaSharon Graham
Thursday, March 19, 10:00 – 11:50 a.m. (ONE DAY ONLY)
Room E-121

‘This is Burma’ wrote Rudyard Kipling. ‘It is quite unlike any place you know about.’ Turn the clocks back and discover an exotic land. Learn about this beautiful country, history and culture.

Sharon Graham and her husband Joe are independent travelers who have been to many places around the world. Sharon writes and lectures about her experiences. She was a medical technologist in Pennsylvania for thirty years before moving to Punta Gorda in 2003.

Member Price: $10.00


Non-Member Price: $15.00

Try Prose, Not ProzacTammie Diehl
Thursdays, March 19 – March 26, 1:00 – 2:50 p.m. (2 weeks)
Room E-121

You will learn how to analyze what bugs you, why you react the way you do, and how to deal with issues in a simple, safe, and sane way. Reading, thinking, writing, discussion and laughter at any age.

Tammie Diehl has degrees from Auburn, Missouri, and the University of Georgia. She spent 30 years teaching high school and college literature and writing. Diehl served on the state writing standards board, county curricula drafting, and she wrote the curriculum for Southern American and English literature. She has written two books in her “chick lit” series.

Member Price: $20.00


Non-Member Price: $25.00

Genealogy in Your PJs: The InternetJoanne Ryder
Fridays, January 23 – February 13, 10:00 – 11:50 a.m. (4 weeks)
Room E-121

The Internet isn’t the “be all, end all” of your genealogy, but it’s a great place to get started! Learn where to begin, what to watch out for, and which tools are crucial for your success. Discover the most useful genealogy search engines, websites, and databases. Work with surnames, census, mailing lists, and message boards. Begin the search for your family’s roots – and ENJOY it!

Joanne served as President of the Charlotte County Genealogical Society in 2002 and 2003 and was Editor of their newsletter, Geneagram, for 10 years. She has been teaching genealogy since 2002. Joanne serves as Public Relations Chair for the Florida State Genealogical Society and President of the Phantoms of the Orchestra, a volunteer auxiliary of the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. In 2006, Joanne sought to form an organization for those who were researching Germanic genealogy; the result is the Southwest Florida Germanic Genealogy Society of which she is president.

Member Price: $40.00


Non-Member Price: $45.00

Legal and Tax Questions Every Snowbird Should KnowJeffrey R. Kuhns
Friday, January 30, 1:00 – 2:50 p.m. (ONE DAY ONLY)
Room E-121

Are you a snowbird? Do you own two or more homes? Are you contemplating dual residency? Are you uncertain if you are a Florida resident? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, this class will help you understand the most common issues surrounding these situations. We will cover important legal and tax issues regarding ownership of two homes, snowbird residency concerns, and the importance of tax and estate planning when owning property in multiple states.

Attorney Jeffrey R. Kuhns concentrates his practice in the areas of tax and business law, wills, trusts and estate planning, and probate and trust administration. Jeff is a member of the Florida Bar, the Charlotte County Bar Association and is certified by the Florida Supreme Court as a County Court Mediator. Jeff, an Ohio native, received bachelor degrees in both business administration and history from the University of Southern California in 2007, a Juris Doctorate from Whittier Law School in 2010, and a Masters of Laws degree in taxation from Chapman University in 2013. In addition to Florida, Jeff is also admitted to practice law in Minnesota and California. Jeff enjoys teaching paralegal studies at Florida Southwestern State College as an adjunct professor.

Member Price: $10.00


Non-Member Price: $15.00

Trail of TearsDr. Gail Davis
Fridays, February 13 – February 27, 1:00 – 2:50 p.m. (3 weeks)
Room E-121

The Trail of Tears is considered among many to be a low point in American history. The US government brutally carried out the systematic removal of Native Americans from their ancestral land and established culture. Some marched as far as 1400 miles to designated Indian territory, which is now eastern Oklahoma. This removal began in 1830 with the signing of the Indian Removal Act, sponsored and vigorously pursued by Andrew Jackson. This law will be examined from a social-political perspective and include an in-depth look at the Native American culture, especially the Cherokee Nation. Journal entries from those who survived the trail and original piano music that Dr. Davis (who is a descendant of both the Cherokee and Blackfoot tribes) composed, will add an emotional level to her riveting and compelling storytelling style of teaching. Participants will ponder some of the difficult questions that faced the Native American people and decide for themselves if George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Andrew Jackson acted in the best interest of everyone.

Please note: It is recommended students purchase accompanying CD on first day of class for $5 (payable to the instructor); content includes detailed readings, treaties, proclamations, speeches, and additional information on topics researched by the instructor.

Dr. Gail Davis is a college professor, historian, musician, and professional story teller. She earned her doctorate from the University of Central Florida and has been teaching college for 30 years.

Member Price: $30.00


Non-Member Price: $35.00

 

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