Course: World Geography
Grade Level: adv 8-10
Day/Time: Wednesday 2:15 – 3:45pm
Instructor: Pam Fields
Cost: $66 per month + $35 application fee
Book: Cultural Geography, Bob Jones’ (3rd Ed.), ISBN# 978-1-59166-496-3.  Order used on-line.
Description: Join us for a fabulous cross-continental excursion touring all of the countries of the world, all the while developing a clear mental map of all of the countries and regions of the world! Students will study each region and country separately, gaining an understanding of its climate, vegetation, economy, government, and culture. They will learn how physical geography affects historical, political, and economic features of countries and the way of life of their peoples. As stewards of the resources God has provided, we hope students will develop a new appreciation for the wonders of God’s creation and the responsibilities of the mandate He has given them to exercise dominion over it. Weekly homework assignments, discussions, map work, research, presentations, and fantastic field trips combine to offer a Hilger class favorite! A “Cultural Fair,” complete with native recipe preparation/food tasting and country/cultural presentations, is the class highlight at the end of each continent’s study! On top of all that, we take an overnight trip to the ARK Encounter, visit a museum filled with Egyptian mummies, and tour the Parthenon! Have your “passport” ready; there’s an exciting whirlwind journey ahead! Of note, limited spaces (16) are available.

Course: World History
Grade Level: 9-12
Day/Time: Wednesday 12:35 – 2:05pm
Instructor: Pam Fields
Cost: $74 per month + $40 application fee
Book: World History with Student Activities, Bob Jones’ (3rd Ed. 2009/2010), ISBN# 9781591669845.  This is a two book set; please be sure you get Book A (mountains on the front cover) and B (airplane on the front cover)! 
Description: We will study historical world events from Creation to the present in light of God’s Master Plan. We will build a solid foundation of ancient history, Greco-Roman culture, Medieval History on up to current history.  Since man’s actions are a product of his thoughts, the history of ideas will be emphasized more so than events and conditions, including political, economic, scientific, language, fine arts, and religion in historical context. 

Course: U.S. History
Grade Level: 9-12
Day/Time: Wednesday 9:00 – 10:30am
Instructor: Pam Fields
Cost: $74 per month + $40 application fee
Book: United States History for Christian Schools, Bob Jones’ (3rd Ed.), ISBN# 1-59166-424-1.  Order used on-line.
Description: A positive, patriotic approach to American History, bringing to life events and personalities that have shaped the nation.  This class will also cover a chronological survey of American History, Christian contributions to America’s heritage, and the structure of American Government.  An integration of various facets of American culture will be emphasized in this study of our nation’s history.

Course: Government (fall semester only)
Grade Level: 10-12
Day/Time: Wednesday 10:40am – 12:10pm
Instructor: Pam Fields
Cost: $74 per month + $20 application fee
Book: American Government for Christian Schools, Bob Jones’ (2nd ed.), ISBN# 1-57924-685-0.  Order used on-line.
Description: American Government takes a historical approach to the scope and mechanics of our United States government, including its possibilities and limitations.  We will analyze the three God-ordained institutions of authority – the church, the home, the state – through a study of all levels and branches of American government, explaining their scriptural foundation.  Students will also examine the Constitution, political parties, elections, interest groups, media influence, the bureaucracy, and political behavior.

Course: Economics (spring semester only)
Grade Level: 10-12
Day/Time: Wednesday 10:40am – 12:10pm
Instructor: Pam Fields
Cost: $74 per month + $20 application fee
Book: A Biblical Economics Manifesto: Economics and the Christian Worldview, by Dr. James P. Gills and Dr. Ronald H. Nash, ISBN # 0884198715; Whatever Happened to Penny Candy? (5th Ed or more recent), by Richard Maybury; Common Sense Economics: What Everyone Should Know About Wealth and Prosperity, by Gwartney, Stroup, and Lee; ISBN # 031233818-X; Crown/Compass Financial: Your Money Counts, by Howard Dayton, ISBN # 9780842385923.  Do not order the workbook.  Order used on-line or go to the Crown Financial or Compass ministries website.
Description: Economics will present an interesting, logical, uncomplicated examination of comparative economic systems and the laws/principles that govern them.  We will build a case for free-market capitalism as the economic system most compatible with a Biblical worldview and consider it in the current battle of ideas for the global economy.  Throughout this process, we will study economic theories and principles and the personal (consumer) level and their application to the broader demands of government.  We will also consider the consequences of popular economic myths/fallacies.  Students will also examine the Biblical principles of money, wealth, and stewardship with regard to income, debt, budgeting, giving, and saving/investing.

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