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Washington, DC: Capital Sites

3 Credits
The names are heard every night on the news: the White House, the Pentagon, and Capitol Hill. We watch programs with the Lincoln Memorial, Jefferson Memorial or Washington Monument as backdrops. Articles are read from the Smithsonian, National Geographic, and the Library of Congress. There is no other place in this country that directly affects every citizen, as does Washington, D.C. No matter the curricular area, our capital will provide the educator abundant materials with which to approach most academic areas and to have the chance to adapt the treasures of our nation's capital to his or her own classroom. Travel to and experience the political, cultural, and social environment our capital offers.

NOTE: Required textbook must be acquired 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.