We are happy to offer an interesting and exciting course list for the 2019/20 school year. Our courses follow the engaging Classical Historian approach, as described in great detail in our free, online book, Classical Education in History. Our courses teach the skills of the historian, challenge students to research and analyze various perspectives, and respectfully and honestly guide students in thoughtful and honest analysis, Socratic discussion, and interpretation of the past. The Classical Historian is inspired by the best that is offered in the Great Tradition of Western Education: honesty, virtue, patience, logical analysis of evidence and conclusions, and belief in the truth. TO ENROLL, CHOOSE YOUR COURSE, LINK TO IT, and ENROLL: Elementary School (Grades 3-5), Taught Thursdays, click HERE for Schedule Ancient Rome Medieval Europe The American Revolution Grades 6-9: Junior High School: Taught Wednesdays, click HERE for Schedule Ancient Civilizations Medieval Civilizations American History, The Story of Liberty Grades 9-12: High School: Taught Tuesday Mornings, click HERE for Schedule American History World History American Government and Economics For Course Schedule, Go HERE Here's How The Online Classes Work: First, students read a pre-determined set of history readings from primary and secondary sources (see below). Note: For Elementary School students, All readings will take place during class. Using free ZOOM technology, students log in for the 50 minute weekly class. ZOOM allows students to participate as much as they like by "raising hands" and joining the conversation via telephone or VOIP, answering in-class surveys and using a live chat box. There are no mandatory after-class assignments, no tests and no papers. These classes are designed to encourage a love of history by providing lively discussions of open-ended history questions in a low-pressure environment. Written verification of attendance and participation is available for transcript purposes. Additionally, each student receives access to a downloadable, high quality audio recording of each class that remains available for the entire year. High School Credit How Do I Register? Enroll in the online course and purchase the online materials through the appropriate links. Each Class meets 15 times per semester, 30 times per year ($450 per year). Discounts are offered for early registration. Enrollment also entitles the student to permanent access to high quality audio recordings and PDF discussion notes. Enrollment maximum is 18 students per class.
Sibling and family discounts are available email for more information. For Charter Students, We Accept Purchase Orders but are unable to offer time-sensitive discounts. Please email John De Gree at firstname.lastname@example.org to hold your spot in the class or if you have questions.
How Much Reading and Writing Per Week? In the elementary school courses, all reading will take place during class. In the junior high grades, students will have between one to two hours per week of reading and preparation. There are no essay assignments in the junior high courses. For the High School Discussion-Only courses, students are expected to read about three to four hours per week, however, it is up to each student how much time he puts into the class. For students who want to write essays and have them graded, there is an additional fee and an additional two to five hours per month of work.
Do Our Courses Include Writing? The elementary, junior high and high school-discussion only courses do not cover history writing. However, for a fee of $300, our teacher will assign and grade your child's essays that are based on the discussion topics in class.
How often do the classes meet? Each class meets once a week for 50 minutes, 30 times per year.
How many Students are the maximum allowed per class? 18
About the Perspective of The Classical Historian The perspective of our course materials and our teachers is Judeo-Christian, Greco-Roman, without promoting one particular religion. The most succinct explanation of what this means is found in the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The Classical Historian aims to teach liberty and to teach our students to be self-governing. In order to do this, students need to know the past, understand the tools to analyze historical events, and be capable of expressing these ideas in conversation and debate. Our courses are open to people of all faiths and no faith, including students from home school, private school, and public charter schools.
To read more on the perspective of The Classical Historian, go to the Mission Statement of The Classical Historian, or also to Mr. De Gree's book, Classical Education in History. For even more information on Mr. De Gree, Adam De Gree, and Tessa De Gree, the principal teacher of 2019-2020 courses, go to this link: About Us. Also, you may ask other home school publishers their opinion of him. Here is a recommendation from Adam Andrews, from Center for Literacy. For testimonials of Mr. De Gree's students, parents, and colleagues, click below. Go to our Testimonial page for testimonials of Classical Historian games and curriculum. About the Teachers From the Parents and Students Course Cost: Writing Supplement Cost: $300 Enroll Through February $300 Enroll Through March $325 Enroll Through April $350 Enroll Through May $375 Enroll Through June $400 Enroll After June $420