Course: Middle School Ancient Civilization
Grade Level: advanced 5-7
Day/Time: Wednesday 12:35 – 2:05pm
Instructor: Beth Warren
Cost: $59 per month + $30 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; The Crystal Ribbon, by Celeste Lim, ISBN# 978-0545767033.  Order from www.welltrainedmind.com, 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.  Additionally, historical fiction will be included to enhance the course and strengthen the student’s reading and comprehension skills. Come join us as we explore human history – from the beginning!

Course: Middle School World History
Grade Level: 6-8
Day/Time: Wednesday 2:15 – 3:45pm
Instructor: Beth Warren
Cost: $59 per month + $30 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; The Shakespeare Stealer, by Gary Blackwood, ISBN # 978-0141305950; The Book of Boy, by Catherine Gilbert Murdock, ISBN# 978-0062686206; Catherine, Called Birdy, by Karen Cushman, ISBN# 978-0547722184.  Order from www.welltrainedmind.com, 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 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 of the world’s people – with special emphasis on the Renaissance, Reformation, and Enlightenment. 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. Additionally, historical fiction will be included to enhance the course and strengthen the student’s reading and comprehension skills. Come join or continue our journey through time!

Course: Middle School American History
Grade Level: advanced 6-8
Day/Time: Wednesday 9:00 – 10:30am
Instructor: Beth Warren
Cost: $59 per month + $30 application fee
Book: The American Republic, by Bob Jones (2009), ISBN# 978-1591667063; Take a Stand! American History from the American Revolution to 1914, by John Joseph De Gree, ISBN# 978-1535425780; Guns for General Washington: A Story of the American Revolution, by Seymour Reit, ISBN# 978-0152164355; Behind Rebel Lines: The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy, by Seymour Reit, ISBN# 978-0152004248.  Order used online (Amazon) or call Bob Jones directly at 800-845-5731.
Description:  Everything we are and hope to be as Americans is rooted in our past. Our religious, political, social and economic development and freedoms become more precious to us as we study our heritage. The men who wrote our timeless Constitution, arguably the most profound political document ever produced, were acutely aware of what had gone before as they fashioned a document that would serve millions of Americans yet unborn. The power of our form of government comes from the fact that our fathers took the best of the past and built upon it. May we do likewise! Weekly readings (including historical fiction), an interactive notebook, class discussion, quizzes, tests, and biography projects will be used to aid in the knowledge and appreciation of our amazing heritage.

Course: World Geography
Grade Level: advanced 8-10
Day/Time: Wednesday 2:15 – 3:45pm
Instructor: Pam Fields
Cost: $64 per month + $35 application fee
Book: Cultural Geography, Bob Jones (3rd Ed.), ISBN# 978-1591664963.  Order used on-line or Call 1-800-845-5731.
Description:  Following the theme of a Grand Tour, we will “travel” from continent to continent around the world. Our studies with include geographic cultures, landforms, climates, resources, economy, religions, and governments of every country in the world.  A “Cultural Fair” Extravaganza, complete with native recipe preparation/food tasting and country/cultural presentations, is the class highlight at the end of each continent’s study!  Of note, limited spaces (14) are available.

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