Learn about Cahokia, the largest and most influential urban settlement of the Mississippian culture dating from 700 – 1400 A.D. Located just east of St. Louis, MO, Cahokia is considered the largest and most complex archaeological site north of Mexico’s pre-Columbian cities.
This is a Highland Lifelong Learning course. There is a $21 registration fee payable to Highland Lifelong Learning. Register here, https://highland.edu/lifelong/, or by calling (815) 235-6121
Mark Peterson has been teaching history classes for Lifelong Learning at Highland Community College since 2017. Mark received his BA in History in 1977 from Southern Illinois University (SIU-C), and his MA in History in 1978. Mark then accepted a position teaching HVAC controls and building automation with Barber-Colman in Loves Park. Mark has had many years of teaching experience while traveling abroad. He has taught in 41 states and four provinces, spent one year in Sydney, Australia and three weeks in Shanghai, China. Mark became a training manager with a Danish company in 1998, made 10 trips to Denmark, and several trips to Germany, Switzerland and France. Mark’s teaching experience continued to grow as he taught Historical Methods Class at Concordia University in Beloit, Wisconsin for Adult Learning from 2004 to 2018. Mark retired in 2009. He then pursued substitute teaching at Shirland, Dakota and Orangeville schools in Northern Illinois. In the summers of 2014 through 2017, Mark and his wife were campground hosts at Mt. Rainier National Park. Highland Community College is fortunate to have Mark teach a wide variety of history classes for the Lifelong Learning department. Mark’s passion for sharing his knowledge in history and his traveling background to all 50 states and 19 countries on five continents provides the foundation for a wonderful classroom experience.