Course: Elementary History & Bible
Grade Level: 3-4
Day/Time: Monday 9:00 – 10:15am
Instructor: Kim Brock
Cost: $51 per month + $25 application fee
Book: The Mystery of History, Volume I:  Creation to Resurrection, by Linda Lacour Hobar, Paperback 2010 (2nd edition), ISBN# 189242729X.  The book may be found at ChristianbookAmazon, Abebooks or other used book websites.
Description: Have you ever wondered how the true stories told in the Bible fit into history?  Or do you want to help your child explore different cultures?  If so, we will weave together Bible History into the context of World History.  We will travel to many lands: China, Greece, Assyria, Rome, and many more!  Students will learn basic map skills as well as geography. Students will do creative and fun hands-on activities during class to go with the lessons we are studying- the kids love this part! For example, when studying ancient Egypt, we will “mummify” our favorite stuffed animals, we’ll have our own Olympic Games during our study of Greece, and we’ll march around “Jericho” when studying Joshua, to name a few.  Homework will be given each week, on a daily basis (Tuesday – Friday), to create healthy accountability and good progress. We have three tests per semester. The students will also memorize one short Bible verse each week and are required to recite at least one of those verses for each test. We hope your student will join us on a fun and engaging adventure as we learn about God’s Word and His Story!  Of note, we will be studying the second ½ of the Volume I text.  We will study the first ½ of the text next year (2023-2024).
Supplies List: 3- Ring binder (can just be a section in your binder- you do not need to have a separate binder for this class) and a notebook/journal to use as a Bible journal for writing down weekly Scripture memorization.

Course: Elementary History & Bible
Grade Level: 5-6
Day/Time: Monday 10:25 – 11:40am
Instructor: Kim Brock
Cost: $53 per month + $25 application fee
Book: The Mystery of History, Volume II:  The Early Church and the Middle Ages, by Linda Lacour Hobar, Paperback 2004, ISBN# 1892427060. The book may be found at ChristianbookAmazon, Abebooks or other used book websites.
Description: Our adventure continues! Through this course we will keep weaving together the Bible, the Resurrection of Jesus Christ through the development of the early church, history, and the fall of the Roman Empire through the Dark Ages. Our adventure will also take us beyond Europe to Muhammad and the spread of Islam, Egypt, Japan, China, Peru, and many more! We will explore the martyrs of the early church, the spread of the Gospel, and the invention of the printing press. As much as possible, we will work in groups during class to foster the important skill of working well with others. We will learn basic map skills and geography to complement the region we are studying. We will also have an end-of-the year research project and presentation.  Each student will choose a person from history we have studied that year, do some outside research on that person, and give a 2-3 minute presentation.  Many students choose to dress up, much to the delight of their classmates! Homework will be given each week, on a daily basis (Tuesday – Friday), to create healthy accountability and good progress. Students will also memorize one Bible verse per week. Three tests per semester will be given, and students will be required to recite at least one Bible verse per test. We hope your student will join us on a fun and engaging adventure as we learn about God’s Word and His Story!  Of note, we will be studying the second ½ of the Volume II text. We will study the first ½ of the text next year (2023-2024).
Supplies List: 3- Ring binder (can just be a section in your binder- you do not need to have a separate binder for this class) and a notebook/journal to use as a Bible journal for writing down weekly Scripture memorization. 

Course: Middle School Ancient Civilization (THIS CLASS IS FULL)
Grade Level: advanced 5-7
Day/Time: Wednesday 10:40 – 12:10pm
Instructor: Beth Warren
Cost: $65 per month + $35 application fee
Book: The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child Volume 1: Ancient Times: From Earliest Times to the Last Roman Emperor, by Susan Wise Bauer (2006), ISBN# 978-1933339009; The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child Volume 2: The Middle Ages: The Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance, by Susan Wise Bauer (2007), ISBN# 978-1933339092; The Golden Goblet, by Eloise Jarvis McGraw, ISBN# 978-0140303353; The Bronze Bow, by Elizabeth George Speare, ISBN # 978-0395137192.  Order from welltrainedmind, Amazon and other used book websites.
Description: This course is the first of two history courses specifically designed for late elementary and middle school students. Studying ancient civilizations is one of the most fascinating areas of all human history! The Story of the World Series will be the main text for the two courses, with this course completing Volume 1 and continuing up to the Black Plague (through chapter 24) in Volume 2.  This course will provide a general introduction to several of the most prominent ancient civilizations from across the globe, introducing the student to the primary features of each, and examining the major influences on those who came after – including us! Weekly readings, an interactive notebook, class discussion, quizzes, 2-3 tests per semester, and at-home projects will be used to aid in the knowledge and appreciation of the ancient world.  Organization, the art of notetaking, and learning to verbally contribute in class are intentionally developed with this course.  Additionally, the historical fiction we have included will enhance the topics and strengthen the student’s reading and comprehension skills. Come join us as we explore human history – from the beginning!
Supplies List:  Notebook, Notebook Paper, 5 Divider tabs, Colored Pencils and a Pencil.

Course: Middle School World History
Grade Level: 6-8
Day/Time: Wednesday 12:40 – 2:10pm OR 2:20 – 3:50pm
Instructor: Kim Brock
Cost: $65 per month + $35 application fee
Book: The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child Volume 2: The Middle Ages: The Fall of Rome to the Rise of the Renaissance, by Susan Wise Bauer (2007), ISBN# 978-1933339092; The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child Volume 3: Early Modern Times, by Susan Wise Bauer (2004), ISBN# 978-0971412996; A Simple Way to Pray, by Martin Luther, ISBN # 978-0758640338;  The Shakespeare Stealer, by Gary Blackwood, ISBN # 978-0141305950; Catherine, Called Birdy, by Karen Cushman, ISBN# 978-0547722184.  Order from welltrainedmind, Amazon and other used book websites.
Description:  This course is the second of two history courses specifically designed for late elementary and middle school students. We pick up in Volume 2 at the time of the Black Plague (chapter 25), where the MS Ancient History course ends. Studying world history is like taking a trip across the world and through time. You can’t go everywhere, but if you visit enough places, you can start to see the connections that have shaped the world we live in today. This course will seek a global perspective on the past, one that acknowledges God’s hand and integrates the historical experiences of all the world’s people – with special emphasis on Martin Luther and the Reformation. Weekly readings, an interactive notebook, class discussion, quizzes, 2-3 tests per semester, and at-home projects will be used to aid in the knowledge and appreciation of the history of other countries and cultures. Organization, the art of notetaking and learning to verbally contribute in class are intentionally developed and challenged with this course. Additionally, the historical fiction we have included will enhance the topics and strengthen the student’s reading and comprehension skills. Come join or continue our journey through time!

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