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American Heritage: Jamestown, Williamsburg & Yorktown

3 Credits
This online course exposes the student to the American Heritage settlements of Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown. Located in southeastern Virginia and connected by the Colonial Parkway, Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown offer the visitor a unique step back in time to various periods in our country's history. From the earliest permanent English settlement in Jamestown in 1607, to a 173 acre living museum which comprises Colonial Williamsburg, ending with the Revolutionary war victory at Yorktown in 1781, you will walk where 17th and 18th century Englishmen and Americans carved out a nation called the United States of America. They left behind a legacy of law, language, customs and a way of life, which today will give the educator abundant materials with which to approach almost all academic areas and levels.

NOTE: Required DVD package must be purchased separately.

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Nadine McFadden

I enjoy teaching, at any level. I delight in the creativity involved, bringing new strategies and information, relish when the “light bulb” turns on, and have a passion for improving student thinking. I’ve been teaching for over 35 years and can honestly say I’ve learned as much from my students as, hopefully, they have from me. Here’s my educational background - My bachelor’s degree was a foreign language comprehensive. I subsequently went back and received a minor in consumer economics. My master’s degree was in curriculum studies with a concentration in reading. I was a member of the Coalition of Essential Schools. As such, I was a co-presenter at a Fall Forum workshop at Brown University in Provenance, RI. I’m a published author and was honored to be a member of Phi Kappa Delta. I have written and received several grants, including the Martha Holden Jennings grant which enabled me, as department chairman, to bring much needed technology into the classrooms of my department. Incorporating all of this into the courses I bring to my Fresno students is an absolute joy. I hope you benefit from this experience and I hope you challenge me as well because I truly enjoy the learning process.