We will discuss the birth of civilizations and God's revelation of himself to mankind through the Ancient Times. Students will read ancient classics, such as the Epic of Gilgamesh, The Code of
Hammurabi, and The Odyssey, and compare them with Scripture through daily Bible reading, covering the Old Testament. Students will acheive a High School Geography credit and also study the history of Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt through the time of small kingdoms to the empires of Assyria, Neo-Babylon, Persia, and Greece. Writing covers an overview of grammar, creative writing and expository writing, focusing on sound thought. (Offered on Fridays 12:30pm to 3:30pm, taught by Michelle Murray).
Students will read through the New Testament and watch as Christ's teachings speak to the Greek and Roman philosophies of the day and transform the known world. The spring will cover the collapse of the Roman Empire, the feudalism of the Middle Ages and the Reformation and Renaissance. The class will study the six types of college essays in the fall and journalism and research writing in the spring. (Offered on Wednesdays 8:30am to 11:30am. Taught by Michelle Murray).
This class will cover the 1700 to 1800s. In the first semester, we will study the Age of Reason writers, the Scientific Revolution, with an in-depth study of the French and American Revolutions and the founding of the American government. In the spring semester, we will focus on the Romantic and Victorian Times. We will study iconic authors, such as Charles Dickens, Victor Hugo, Edgar Allen Poe, and Jane Austen, and we will also cover the America Civil War. After taking this class, students will have an option to take the CLEP test for History of the United States I: Early Colonization to 1877. (Offered Tuesdays, 9:00am to 12:00pm).
English III students are welcome to stay for an extra hour in order to take American Government, which covers the basics of government and also Constitutional Law by Michael Farris. This class goes well, alongside English III since we will be covering the American Revolution, the forming of America as a nation and other revolutions for democratic change around the world.
English IV: Victorian and Modern
This class will cover the 1900s to present. We will cover the major world wars and discuss the major philosophical works of the times. Students will watch man's desperate attempt to find answers, throughout the modern and postmodern times, and they will analyze current events. We will discuss both the major secular pieces of Modern literature which reflect the fragmentation of society while also reading hopeful eyewitness accounts of current historical events. Writing will focus on in-depth critical analysis, style, individual study, college entrance essays and writing for our current culture. (Offered on Tuesdays 1pm to 4pm, taught by Michelle Murray).
English IV students are also encouraged to stay for an extra hour to cover Economics. This class goes well alongside English IV, as we will be covering the Great Depression, Capitalism and Communism within the philosophy and history of the Modern/Postmodern times.
This class is geared towards High School students who should be familiar with the basics of creating a story. Students will focus on fiction, non-fiction, poetry and writing for theater. This class is designed to encourage the students in a love for the art of writing. (Not offered 2018-2019).
Government and Economics
Students will learn the process of government through analyzing the constitution and the effects of the Supreme Court decisions since its formation. The class also covers Economics, both as a science and at a personal level. Students will read from Constitutional Law by Michael Farris and Economics, from BJU Press. Since there are many economic and government issues that arise during the 1800 to 1900s, this class is an excellent accompaniment to English IV, though it may be taken separately. (This class will be broken into 2 classes. Economics will be offered Wednesdays 11:30am to 12:30pm, and American Government will be offered Tuesdays 12 to 1pm, taught by Michelle Murray).
Cultural and Physical Geography I
We will cover geography through games, videos and activities. There will be little homework outside of optional activities, games, and food preparation. We will look at countries around the world, find fun ways to locate them, learn about the people who live there, discuss mountain ranges and elements of physical geography and celebrate each country in its unique way. We will cover all continents within the year but focus on selected countries out of each geographical area. There will be a variety of activities and all ages are invited to attend this fun class. This will be a fun class for moms, too! (Not offered 2018-2019).
Cultural and Physical Geography II
This class will continue from the previous class, again addressing all continents
but focusing on a different selection of countries for in-depth study.
(Not offered 2018-2019).
The American Experience
This class will cover American History through the lives of its people. This is meant to accompany the Geography class as it will focus on the lives of the people who have contributed to America: Native Americans, Vikings, Pilgrims, Puritans, Jews, people from Ireland, China, Africa, Mexico, Germany, Czech Republic and many more countries. We will also focus on the specific lives of scientists and innovators. This class is meant for elementary or junior high grades and can be taken as a family. (Not offered 2018-2019).