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 Art Appreciation
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 E-bikers and Friends European History Family History
Folk Music & Song 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 Art Appreciation
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 E-bikers and Friends
European History Family History
Folk Music & Song 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