History: Lincoln & The First Shot
Richard N. Current’s book, Lincoln and the First Shot, will be the basis for the lively discussion and activities led by Dr. Kelliher.
The seminar will consist of three short lectures, followed by discussion of Lincoln’s handling of the Fort Sumter crisis. Activities will include battle reenactments with nerf guns and various rereadings of famous speeches by Lincoln. Students should have read the first three chapters before the first class.
STAFF: Dr. Tom Kelliher, B.A. Columbia University; Ph.D. University of Notre Dame, has been teaching History and Religion at Northridge for the past 23 years. He has a passion for teaching in energetic and fun ways. Please contact him, firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions.
- Students need to acquire their own copy of Current’s work. Most libraries have the text and you can also find it at: https://archive.org/details/lincolnfirstshot00curr.
- We will take the first 15 students on a first come first-served basis.
- Minimum of five students needed.
- Dates finalized.
Dates: June 20 – 22
Hours: 10:00 AM – 12: 00 PM
Grades: Incoming 7th – 12th