South Lakes

American History

Co-ordinators: Ann Marie Clancy & Terry Lambert
Meetings: 3 rd Thursday, 2.00 – 3.30 p.m., Abbott Hall Social Centre

We are a small group, slowly working our way through the history of this complex country. We are working in roughly chronological order and each month, one or two of our members lead a discussion – usually on a historical event or period. But we have also looked at broader topics such as language development, immigration and the relationship between State and Federal government. This last topic keeps cropping up as the background to many of the events that have taken place over the last several hundred years

American history is the subject of so many stories and films that we think we already understand what happened – but maybe the truth has got lost in the myths. For example, the session on Cowboys highlighted some common misrepresentations – if only in the clothing worn in so many of the films and TV programmes of our youth!

We shall begin again in September at Abbott Hall Social Centre.

More Group Pages
American History Architecture Appreciation Art Artistic Licence
Badminton Ballroom Dancing Beginners Bridge Books on Tuesday
Bridge Chess Classic Films Come Dine with Us
Computer Help Contemporary History & Politic Country Dancing Cribbage
Culture Trips Cycling Digital Photography Discussion
European History Family History Folk Music French - Beginners
French - Intermediate Gardens (Friday 1) Gardens (Friday 2) Gardens (Monday)
Gardens (Thursday) Gardens (Wednesday) German Indoor Bowling 1
Indoor Bowling 2 Instrumental Music Italian Jazz Appreciation
Jive Listening to Classical Music Literary Studies Local History
Mah Jong Memorable Experiences Mindfulness Meditation Moving to Music 1
Moving to Music 2 Music Appreciation Natural History Norwegian
Patchwork & Quilting Philosophy Play Reading Poetry and Prose Reading
Psychology Recorder Ensemble Saturday Lunch Club Science and Technology
Scottish Dancing Scrabble 1 Scrabble 2 Singing for Fun
Table Tennis (Doubles) Table Tennis (Singles) Tai Chi Tennis
Themes in World History Walkers - All Groups Walkers - Amblers 1 Walkers - Amblers 2
Walkers - Amblers 3 Walkers - Amblers 4 Walkers - Amblers Plus 1 Walkers - Amblers Plus 2
Walkers - Fellwanderers Walkers - Fellwanderers Plus Walkers - Gentle Strollers Walkers - Ramblers
Walkers - Ramblers Plus Walkers - Strollers Walkers - Tuesday Walkers Wellbeing
Wine Appreciation 1 Wine Appreciation 2 Wine Appreciation 3 Writing for Pleasure
Yoga
More Group Pages
American History Architecture Appreciation
Art Artistic Licence
Badminton Ballroom Dancing
Beginners Bridge Books on Tuesday
Bridge Chess
Classic Films Come Dine with Us
Computer Help Contemporary History & Politic
Country Dancing Cribbage
Culture Trips Cycling
Digital Photography Discussion
European History Family History
Folk Music French - Beginners
French - Intermediate Gardens (Friday 1)
Gardens (Friday 2) Gardens (Monday)
Gardens (Thursday) Gardens (Wednesday)
German Indoor Bowling 1
Indoor Bowling 2 Instrumental Music
Italian Jazz Appreciation
Jive Listening to Classical Music
Literary Studies Local History
Mah Jong Memorable Experiences
Mindfulness Meditation Moving to Music 1
Moving to Music 2 Music Appreciation
Natural History Norwegian
Patchwork & Quilting Philosophy
Play Reading Poetry and Prose Reading
Psychology Recorder Ensemble
Saturday Lunch Club Science and Technology
Scottish Dancing Scrabble 1
Scrabble 2 Singing for Fun
Table Tennis (Doubles) Table Tennis (Singles)
Tai Chi Tennis
Themes in World History Walkers - All Groups
Walkers - Amblers 1 Walkers - Amblers 2
Walkers - Amblers 3 Walkers - Amblers 4
Walkers - Amblers Plus 1 Walkers - Amblers Plus 2
Walkers - Fellwanderers Walkers - Fellwanderers Plus
Walkers - Gentle Strollers Walkers - Ramblers
Walkers - Ramblers Plus Walkers - Strollers
Walkers - Tuesday Walkers Wellbeing
Wine Appreciation 1 Wine Appreciation 2
Wine Appreciation 3 Writing for Pleasure
Yoga