World War II, Part I – The European Theater


In this ten-week, online course (Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 pm PST, Sept 5 – Nov 7, 2019) we will:

  1. Read and discuss Band of Brothers (by Stephen Ambrose). This is the book that inspired the award-winning series. The book is based on the true accounts of some of the soldiers of the 101stAirborne and their amazing and heart-breaking record of accomplishments in what we call the European Theater.
  2. Discuss the causes, unique aspects, and results of this part of the greatest war in history, focusing particularly on the involvement of the United States. This war altered the history, culture, and political trajectory of the United States for the rest of the 20thcentury.
  3. Consider historical events, arguments, personalities, and facts from both sides that few people actually know. Why did we go to Europe, even though it was Japan that technically brought us in World War II? How did the Great War, the Depression and FDR influence the United States being pulled into another “European” war? What did we accomplish?
  4. Examine what biblical principles and applications can and should be part of understanding this war that cost at least 50,000,000 lives, including over 400,000 Americans.
  5. Meet online once-a-week for an hour. The only ‘homework’ will be to read the assigned portion of the book and be ready to plunge into lively discussion.

Duration: 10 weeks
Price: $250
Instructor: Tom Garfield
Level: Adults

SKU: wwii-live-europe-2019 Category:

Required Materials

The required reading, Band of Brothers, can be purchased from Amazon.

Tom was the superintendent of Logos School in Moscow, Idaho from its opening in 1981 until 2016. He has a BFA degree in Art and Education, and a Masters in Ed Admin, both from the University of Idaho. Tom taught history, art, Bible, and directed drama productions at Logos School for over 35 years. He served as a founding board member of the Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS) for 25 years. After retiring from Logos School in 2017, Tom opened Heritage Arts Academy in Moscow, Idaho. In addition, he is the Dean of Academics for Veritas Scholars Academy. He and his wife Julie have four children and eleven grandchildren.

In his spare time he picks up his brushes, and places nature on a canvas. Some of his artwork can be viewed on his blog, TRG Prints.

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