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  Michaels Homeschool Association
               of Chattanooga                    

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United States History

                                                         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: Early Modern History 
Grade Level: 2nd - 5th grade 
Day/Time: Thursdays @ 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
Cost: $45 per month per child + $25 registration fee 
Book(s): Story of the World Vol. 3 ISBN 9781945841446. This book can be purchased new or used online through Amazon.com, Abebooks.com, etc. Please make sure the ISBN 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: World 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 World Geography Student Notebook. This notebook does not have an ISBN number and can only be found via PDF format through www.geomatters.com. Please make sure to purchase the middle school notebook in PDF format. Each student will need a binder for this class as we will be creating a journey through countries and their own created country throughout the year. 
Instructor: Mrs. Lauren Mudaliar 


Course: United States History
Grade Level: 9th - 12th grade 
Day/Time: Wednesdays @ 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Cost: $65 per month per child + $35 registration fee 
Book(s): Bob Jones United States History (5th Edition) ISBN 9781628562071. This book can be purchased new or used online through Amazon.com, Abebooks.com, bjupress.com, etc. Please make sure the ISBN numbers match.  
Instructor: Mrs. Melissa Mackey

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


Course Description

Early Modern History (2nd - 5th grade)
Join us on a journey to make history come alive. Students will experience early modern history, from samurai becoming sumo wresters all the way to the wild Gold Rush, through 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 all 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.  


World Geography (6th - 8th grade) 

Join us on an expedition around the globe, learning more about God's diverse Creation while cultivating an appreciation for unique cultures and lands. Through an introduction of cartography, students will begin to have more concrete understanding of the physical elements of our world. Students will also learn more about cultures and lands far away, as they interact with the information through hands on activities and crafts, research for their own personal country presentations, and literature selections. Students will learn about geographic concepts such as population, agriculture, natural resource allocation and management, industry, political geography, cultural geography and organization of the different regions around the world. In addition, students will examine the impact of the physical environment on people and culture. Students will also be active researchers in the people groups of these lands, giving them a better appreciation of other cultures and societies. 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 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.