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.
Supplies List:  Large 3-ring binder with Dividers, a Set of colored pencils and a pen/pencil.

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:  This is a comprehensive, college-prep World History course designed to survey the story of mankind from Creation to the present in light of God’s master plan. Students will study the world through the lens of a Biblical worldview, utilizing a classical discussion-oriented approach to instruction. Why study history?  History prepares us for the future; history helps us understand who we are and gives us cultural identity; history declares God’s glory. He is the ultimate historian, and it is His Story! Students will examine ancient civilizations from the Mesopotamians, Egyptians, and Greeks through the Roman Empire. They will then survey the ancient Indian, Asian, and African civilizations before moving on to the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation, upon which the modern world is founded. Our studies will continue on through exploration and discovery of the new world, the revolutionary era, the industrial revolution, the World Wars, and the Cold War era. Through our studies, students will discover the political, scientific, economic, philosophical, religious, and cultural forces, people, and movements that have shaped our modern world. Weekly homework assignments, discussions, map work, tests, research, essays, and field trips combine to offer a rewarding class experience! History is brought to life through a multitude of fabulous field trips, which include an overnight excursion to the Ark Encounter, an Atlanta museum filled with mummies, a tour of the Parthenon, and a step into the exciting world of jousting, falconry, knights, and chivalry with a visit to Medieval Times!
Supplies List:  Large 3-ring binder with Dividers, a Set of colored pencils and a pen/pencil.

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: This is a comprehensive, college-prep U.S. History course designed to survey the history of our nation from the era of exploration and discovery of the new world to the present day in order to give students a solid foundation of knowledge about the true heritage of our great nation. Students will study the American history through the lens of a Biblical worldview, utilizing a classical discussion-oriented approach to instruction. Why study history?  History prepares us for the future; history helps us understand who we are and gives us cultural identity; history declares God’s glory. He is the ultimate historian, and it is His Story! Beginning with exploration and colonization, we will trace U.S. history through the revolutionary and Constitutional founding era, the Jeffersonian and Jacksonian eras, Manifest Destiny, the Civil War, American expansion, the World Wars, Roaring Twenties, Great Depression, Space Race, and Cold War. Through our studies, students will discover the political, economics, philosophical, religious, and artistic forces and major individuals that have shaped our nation’s history. Weekly homework assignments, discussions, map work, tests, research, essays, and field trips combine to offer a rewarding class experience! History is brought to life through a multitude of fantastic field trips, which include Constitution Day at the courthouse, touring the Columbus ships, Buttonwillow Civil War Theater, and the Coolidge Medal of Honor Heritage Center.
Supplies List:  Large 3-ring binder with Dividers, a Set of colored pencils and a pen/pencil.

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: There is never a more exciting time to study American Government than every 4 years when a Presidential Election sets the perfect stage for such a study! This is a comprehensive, college-prep American Government course designed to prepare students to understand our nation’s form of limited government, his/her responsibilities to this government, and preparation for responsible citizenship and participation in America’s government. We strongly recommend that high school U.S. History be taken prior to this course in order to have a well-established understanding of our nation’s history before studying its government. Beginning with a study of the foundation of government and the various forms of government, students will study American Government through the lens of a Biblical worldview, utilizing a classical discussion-oriented approach to instruction. We will explore and discuss the principles and mechanics of a constitutional republic. Studies will include the Constitutional Convention, in-depth insights into the three branches of government, political parties, elections, the electoral college, foreign and domestic policy, civil rights and civil responsibilities. Weekly homework assignments, discussions, tests, research, essays, speakers, and field trips combine to offer a rewarding class experience! Attendance at Constitution Day at the Courthouse and at the annual Constitution Day speaker event at UTC offer excellent opportunities to gain further insight and practical knowledge of how our constitutional republic is designed to function. Join us for this exciting class taught amidst the backdrop of our nation’s 58th presidential election!
Supplies List:  Large 3-ring binder with Dividers and a pen/pencil.

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.
Supplies List:  Large (2″) 3-ring Notebook, Dividers, a Bible, Highlighters, Colored Pencils and a pen/pencil.

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