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What I learned at LAL Language Centre at Fordham University was that by showing American films so that students could read the English subtitles I could get the class to read English for a solid hour while immersed in the movie. We had the same results when showing YouTube video of pop songs with English lyrics in subtitles.

America began with humble beginnings as a colony subservient to a world power rising eventually itself into a superpower. Join us as we unlock the key to this success by studying America's democracy, wars, economy, institutions and people.

What we find with the study of World History is that great civilizations and great thinkers arose almost concurrently around the globe throughout history. There was the Han Dynasty in China at the time of Rome in the West. Confucius and Laozi lived in the same era as Socrates and Plato.

The problem people face when writing is what the Buddhists refer to as Monkey Brain. Our thoughts are scattered and so we must concentrate and organize the ideas in our mind so that we can bring our thoughts out on paper in a coherent fashion.

Many believe that the Roman Empire ended in 476 A.D. However, this claim can be challenged because the capital of the Empire moved from Rome to the East in what is today Istanbul and it endured there until the 1450s and these people referred to themselves as Romans though we called them Byzantines. So Rome did not last for a thousand years but instead two thousand years. These are just some of the issues we will explore in this course.

New York in Literature 1800s: Washington Irving, Walt Whitman, Henry James, Stephen Crane 1900s: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, Ralph Ellison, Truman Capote, Norman Mailer Today: Don DeLillo, Teju Cole

Feature Writing Introduction Finding Your Voice Life Experience Daily Writing The Journal Publication Blogs Types of stories: Nature, Historic, Work, Government, Political, Science, Education, Human Interest

Origins of Western Civilization: Egypt, Greece and Rome First Cities Egypt: Old Kingdom, Middle Kingdom, New Kingdom, Later Periods Minoans Heroic Greece Golden Age Greece Hellenism Roman Republic Roman Empire Fall of Rome The Eastern Empire The Ancient World Today

Introduction to Law Introduction and History Research Legal Writing Courts Contracts Torts Property Wills Constitutional Law Criminal Law and Procedure Civil Procedure Trial Practice Appellate Practice Ethics The Profession Human Rights Law Introduction Age Discrimination Race Religion Gender Sexual Harassment National Origin Disability Sexual Orientation Military Status Pre disposing genetic characteristics Marital Status Domestic Violence Victim Service Animals Retribution Labor Law Introduction and History Representation Card Check Unfair Labor Practice Collective Bargaining Hearings Mediations Arbitrations Executive Orders National and State Options

I begin this survey with the Minoan and Mycenaean civilizations and then move onto golden age Athens. We also look at the conflict between Athens and Persia and later Sparta. Our next chapter looks at the rise of Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic civilization. We then turn to Rome beginning with the Republic, then the Empire and finally the fall. My foundation in this course is based on my classical archaeology studies at Stony Brook University, my independent studies derived from my large classical library, my travel to and documentation of ancient sites in Europe and my photographic cataloging of the ancient art collections of the world's great museums.

I have instructed students from around the world including China, Taiwan, Korea, Japan, France, Spain, Russia, Brazil, Italy, Ecuador and Morocco. I have recieved high evaluation scores from my students and have taught at the LAL Language Centre at Fordham University. I believe strongly in immersion, cultural applications and audio visual techniques.

I gained entry into Brooklyn Law School after scoring in the top 8% of the law board exams. While there I served on the Moot Court Honor Society and I was a Gulbenkian International Scholar. I was a litigator in New York City for many years before being appointed a human rights judge by the governor at that time. I clerked for Justice Robert Kriendler and later became the labor law judge for the state. I have never lost a case as an attorney and I have never been reversed on appeal as a judge.

My studies at Stony Brook University included literature, writing and journalism with a focus on the literature of New York. I lived in New York for fifteen years and continued my study of this subject while there. I have written literary pieces for many publications including Walt Whitman's Brooklyn Eagle.

I am the author of Green Enchantments and have also authored several Kindle books. I was a former columnist for the Poughkeepsie Journal and wrote feature articles for many regional publications. I also contribute to a news blog.

I have just joined WyzAnt as a tutor. In addition to being a teacher, I have a law degree and a B.A. in History and have assembled one of the largest history libraries in the region. I have also conducted photo expeditions to historic sites in the U.S. and around the world and have also written on this subject.

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