The Wright Brothers, Teddy Roosevelt, Mother Jones, Sam Gompers, John D. Rockefeller, and Henry Ford are but a few of the great characters to be discussed in these eight awesome classes. Technology is booming with the invention of trains, telephones, electric lights, harvesters, vacuum cleaners, and more. But for millions of immigrant workers, it is a time of struggles, with adults and children alike working 12 to 14 hours a day under extreme and dangerous conditions. Meet the movers and shakers of this time, working to resolve the disparity between the rich and the poor: Mother Jones, Ida Tarbell, Big Bill Haywood, and Sam Gompers. Feel the enthusiasm of Teddy Roosevelt and watch as the United States takes on its greatest role on the world stage since the Revolution as it enters the bloody battlefields of Europe in World War I.
- Recommended for ages 11 and up
- Instructor: Ms Emilie Thatcher
- Mondays, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
- 8 classes
- November 8, 15, 29, December 6, January 3, 10, 17, 24(no class November 22 or December 13, 20, 27)