- Monday | October 19, 2020
- 10:30 am
Monday, October 19 10:30 a.m.
INDIA: PROBLEMS AND POTENTIAL with DR. LESLEY SOLOMON
Please join Lesley Solomon in discussing the key events and famous people that created the modern nation of India, a major world economic and political power. We will consider images, famous quotes, statistics, and political cartoons to gain an understanding of a country with a very different past but with surprising similarities to the United States in the twenty-first century. Like the United States, India is struggling with racism, past and present, internal threats to democratic institutions (India is the world’s largest democracy), rising world powers, especially China, and, of course, covid-19. While we will focus on the present, we will review India’s glorious past as the birthplace of two major religions, Hinduism and Buddhism, and the source of great scientific and literary traditions.
Lesley Solomon has taught World History, American History, English, and International Relations to every grade from seven through sixteen. She also served as an administrator in the Cherry Hill, NJ schools, focusing on curriculum and professional development of teachers. Presently, she leads two seminars for secondary teachers on Teaching East Asia.
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