This is a unique history and critical thinking class for homeschoolers that teaches American government, economics, and history through analysis of history, research, and the Socratic discussion. Students first learn the tools of the historian then apply them to the subject content. Students will read primary sources and history texts and engage in the Socratic discussion. As the meaning of history is open to debate, our course shows students how to use logic and the search for truth to find the best interpretation of historical events. There is an optional essay writing and assessment element to the course. Ages: Grades 9-12 Required Materials Purchased Through The Classical Historian: 1. Take a Stand! American Government and Economics 2. Constitution Go Fish Game Requited Materials Purchased on Your Own: 1. Basic American Government, by Dr. Clarence Carson 2. Lessons for the Young Economist, by Robert P. Murphy History, Government, and Economics Content: Students will learn the independent and critical thinking skills specific to the study of history. They will apply these skills to the open-ended, analytical questions in the following topics: 1. Western Political Thought and American Government 2. The Declaration of Independence 3. American Democracy: Founding Ideas 4. The Role of Religion in American Education 5. The U.S. Constitution 6. The Supreme Court and Chief Justice Marshall 7. Free Market or Planned Economy? 8. Globalization and Illegal Immigration 9. News Media and American Political Life 10. Totalitarianism and the United States 11. The American Electoral Process
Socratic Discussion: Students will engage the teacher and fellow classmates in the Socratic Discussion, as it pertains to the study of history. Students will learn how search for the truth in honest dialogue. Students will develop strong speaking and listening skills. At the end of each semester, students will take an oral semester exam that will be attended by parents. First Class Reading Assignment? There is no required reading for the first class. All homework for the year will be given during the class. When does the Course Meet? Tuesday Mornings, PT. Click Here for Schedule. Course meets September through May. The Teacher: Adam De Gree Click here to learn about Adam De Gree Recorded Online Course Option - Receive only the recorded lessons for $5 a course - $150 for the entire year. All registration is final, but if you need to cancel you will receive a credit for a future online course or materials. Course Cost: Enroll Through February $300 Enroll Through March $325 Enroll Through April $350 Enroll After April $375 Optional: Writing Assessment: $300 If you want your student to learn how to write history essays and have them graded, we offer this as an option. The teacher and student will communicate via email. Essays are written based on the the research and discussions of the class.
American Government and Economics High School Online Course