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History / Geography

                                                         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: Modern Age History 
Grade Level: 2nd - 5th grade 
Day/Time: Thursdays @ 1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m. 
Cost: $50 per month per child + $30 registration fee 
Book(s): Story of the World Vol. 4: History for the Classical Child ASIN B087YZD14M. This book can be purchased new or used online through Amazon.com, Abebooks.com, etc. Please make sure the ISBN or the ASIN numbers match. Each student will need a binder to create their own collection of their maps and projects throughout the year. 
Instructor: Mrs. Lauren Mudaliar 


Course: United States Geography
Grade Level: 6th - 8th grade
Day/Time: Thursdays @ 9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. 
Cost: $60 per month per child + $30 registration fee 
Book(s): Trail Guide to U.S. Geography Student Notebook and Desk Atlas of the United States ISBN 9781931397728The notebook  does not have an ISBN number and can only be found via PDF format. Please make sure to purchase the middle school notebook in PDF format. Both books can be purchased through www.geomatters.com but the atlas can also be purchased through Amazon.com.  Each student will need a binder to create their own collection of their maps and projects throughout the year. 
Instructor: Mrs. Lauren Mudaliar 

Course: United States History

Grade Level: 9th - 11th grade 
Day/Time: Tuesdays @ 12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. 
Cost: $70 per month per child + $30 registration fee 
Book(s): Notgrass Exploring America Curriculum Package ISBN 9781609999971. This book can be purchased new online through notgrass.com. Please make sure the ISBN numbers match.  
Instructor: Mrs. Tiffiany Stone


Course: World History and Geography 
Grade Level: 10th - 12th grade
Day/Time: Tuesdays @ 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Cost: $70 per month per child + $30 registration fee
Book(s): Master Books World History (revised edition) ISBN 9781683442004. This book can be purchased new or used online through Amazon.com, masterbooks.com, abebooks.com, etc. Please make sure the ISBN numbers match.  
Instructor: Mrs. Lauren Mudaliar

*Mrs. Mudaliar and Mrs. Stone will be available for "Question/Answer" sessions regarding weekly homework via email, phone, or by personal appointment at our facility, if necessary.* 


Course Description

Modern Age History (2nd - 5th grade)
Join us on a journey to make history come alive. Students will experience the modern age of history, from the American Civil War through to the end of the USSR, with interactive, hands-on activities/crafts. Through map work and discussion students will begin to see the connection between how cultures and past world events have shaped the world they live in today. An interactive notebook, class discussion, quizzes and tests will allow students to practice responsibility and accountability. Crafts, art, taste testing, demonstrations, experiments, and puzzles will be used to aid in the knowledge and appreciation of the history of the countries and cultures that make up our world. Weekly reading assignments will allow students to take control of their own learning experience outside of the classroom. 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.  


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.  


United State History (9th - 12th grade)
The goal of this class is for each student to develop a love for the history of the United States from a Christ centered perspective. We want each student to walk away with an understanding of where we came from so they can embrace where we are going. Students will not only read and discuss the history of how the United States was created, but will learn from people who lived these historical events and have the opportunity to visit a few historical locations outside of the classroom. Students will learn about the development of the United States as a nation in order for them to become informed and empowered citizens. The course begins with early American settlement, then moves on through the formation and early years of the nation, the Constitution, and the many challenges that have threatened survival. Students will develop their critical thinking skills as they learn to use their knowledge of the nation’s history to make informed decisions about issues on a local, state, and national level.  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. (This course must be taken prior to taking American Government).


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.