HISTORY and GEOGRAPHY
We are so excited to be adding a elementary through high school History and Geography courses to our academy. As God continues to expand our ministry, we are eternally thankful for His vision and His provisions. Once again, we have done our best to keep our fees reasonable and affordable for our homeschooling community. Our fees are as follows: (Please scroll down for a description of each course)
Course: United States History
United States Geography (6th - 8th grade)
Join us on an expedition around our beautiful country, learning more about God's Creation while cultivating an appreciation and love for the unique features and characteristics of our great nation. Students will also learn more about the diversity in both human and physical geography of the U.S.A. Their very own country will come alive to them as they interact with the information through hands on activities and crafts, research projects, foods and literature selections. Through an introduction of cartography, students will begin to have more concrete understanding of the physical elements of our country. This will include reading, using and even drawing maps. Students will learn about geographic concepts such as population, agriculture, natural resources, biomes, industry, political geography, cultural geography and organization of the different regions in the United States. Students will also be active participants in the study of the cultures and the history that influenced the United States. Each student will be encouraged to take notes in class and ask questions both during class time and during the week via phone, email, or by designated personal sessions. There will be homework each week that will be graded by both completion and accuracy. Students will also be graded on tests, quizzes, and potential projects. Related fieldtrips are being considered.
World History and Geography (10th - 12th)
This course is a classical approach to history with an emphasis on analysis! Designed for students to practice and develop learning skills. Students will journey on a trip around the globe as they study history from creation to today. In World History, your student will develop an understanding of World history trends, philosophies, and events through the use of:
- Critical thinking questions based roughly on Bloom's Taxonomy
- Examinations of historical theories surrounding a period or topic
- Clarified terms, concepts, and theories to be learned
- History makers who clearly changed the course of history
- Overviews and insights into world views
Historical content covered in this volume includes the study of Mesopotamia, the Jewish Exile, Egyptian Life, Greece, Life in Athens, Roman Life, Early Church history, Indian (South Asian) History, Persian History, Chinese History, the Middle Ages, the Crusades, the Renaissance, the Reformation, German History, the World Wars, and South Africa. Students will be encouraged to take notes in class and ask questions both during class time and during the week via phone, email, or by designated personal sessions. There will be homework each week that will be graded by both completion and accuracy. Students will also be graded on tests, quizzes, and potential projects. Related fieldtrips are being considered.