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Ancient Greece

3 Credits
Are you interested in a deeper understanding of the world of ancient Greece and its impact on our own day? Explore the historical development and impact of ancient Greece, the birthplace of democracy, philosophy and many other aspects of life that we take for granted today. Utilizing national social studies standards, course content and assignments will emphasize research as well as practical application of ancient Greece's influence on our modern world. This course is recommended for social studies/history teachers grades 5-12 or any educator. interested in a deeper understanding of the world of ancient Greece and its impact on our own day.

NOTE: Required textbook must be purchased separately.

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Dr. Allen Carden

As both a teacher of history at the college and university level for over four decades, and a researcher and writer of history, my love for studying the past and sharing my insights has only increased with time. A great history class in my junior year of high school grabbed my interest and helped establish a trajectory that has been so much more than a job; it has been an adventure, a passion, and I would even say a ministry in which the search for truth and exposure of historical error has fascinated me. I love taking complex historical events and persons and trying to make them understandable and relevant to my students. It is my privilege to be not only an instructor of continuing education courses for Fresno Pacific University, but also to be a full-time professor of history at this fine institution. One of the joys of my professional life life has been developing 17 courses for FPU's continuing education offerings, primarily in history but also in education and cross-cultural studies. Enriching the fund of knowledge for teachers through these courses has been very satisfying.