“Golden Rule” or “Might Makes Right”? Or both? What has guided our dealings with other nations in our past? What should? Have we practiced our often-touted principles in relations with the international community? Should we? How have we taught this history to ourselves? How would our neighbors, near and far, tell our story? What has been the role of force, diplomacy, foreign aid, altruism in our past actions? Some great questions that will link past realities with current challenges and decisions. Come learn what was and share what you think should be in our international relations story. General Public/Members: $68/$62 Six sessions
Your Teacher: Gery earned his B.A. at St. Martin’s, M.Ed from Western Washington University. He has 40+ years of teaching experience from High School to University level, State Capitol & Senior Communities. He designed and taught the region’s first Women’s Studies course after studying Women’s History at Stanford. He designed Olympia District’s Bicentennial curriculum and a Civics curriculum for the state capitol visitor’s center. His curriculum on the process and importance of voting was adopted by Washington’s Secretary of State and other states. He was awarded four Teacher of the Year awards including the Olympia School Board, Olympia Education Association, OHS student body, and a Distinguished Educator Award from Saint Martin’s College. He was chosen as a “Distinguished Alum” by St. Martin’s University in 2016. He is passionate about teaching honest history and enjoys working and learning with lifelong learners.