Course: Middle School Ancient Civilization (FULL CLASS – ONLY Online Real Time Available)
Grade Level: advanced 5-7
Day/Time: Wednesday 12:40 – 2:10pm
Instructor: Beth Warren
Cost: $61 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; 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.  Organization, the art of note-taking, 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 (Only 1 spot left!)
Grade Level: 6-8
Day/Time: Wednesday 2:25 – 3:55pm
Instructor: Beth Warren
Cost: $61 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; In the Shadow of Heroes, by Nicholas Bowling, ISBN # 978-1911077688; 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 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 of the world’s people – with special emphasis on the Renaissance and 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 note-taking 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!
Supplies List:  Notebook, Notebook Paper, 5 Divider tabs, Colored Pencils and a Pencil.

Course: Middle School American History (Only 1 spot left!)
Grade Level: advanced 6-8
Day/Time: Wednesday 9:00 – 10:30am
Instructor: Beth Warren
Cost: $64 per month + $35 application fee
Book: America, Land I Love, by Abeka, Third Edition (2016) Paperback; 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; Up from Slavery, by Booker T. Washington, ISBN# 978-1632202840.  Order used online (Amazon), christianbook.com, abeka.com or by calling Abeka at 1-877-223-5226.
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 and non-fiction), an organized notebook, class discussion, quizzes, tests, and biography projects will be used to aid in the knowledge and appreciation of our amazing heritage.
Supplies List:  Notebook, Notebook Paper, 5 Divider tabs, and a Pencil.

Course: World Geography (FULL CLASS – ONLY Online Real Time Available)
Grade Level: advanced 8-10
Day/Time: Wednesday 2:25 – 3:45pm
Instructor: Pam Fields
Cost: $66 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:  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.

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