Socratic Discussion History Online Classes
We are happy to offer an interesting and exciting course list for the 2018/2019 school year. Our courses follow the engaging Classical Historian method, 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. Course materials are a combination of primary source documents (literature written by eyewitnesses to history) and a high quality and engaging survey book. 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. The Classical Historian is dedicated to promoting the American experiment of self-government under law, rooted in its Judeo-Christian and Greco-Roman heritage. We believe in American exceptionalism and teach patriotism through all our materials.
Elementary School (Grades 3-5), Taught Thursdays, click HERE for Schedule
The American Revolution
Grades 6-9: Junior High School: Taught Wednesdays, click HERE for Schedule
American History, The Story of Liberty
Grades 9-12: High School: Taught Tuesday Mornings, click HERE for Schedule
American Gov. & 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. Engaging with great literature from the past inspires and interests students. Then, students answer open-ended history questions and prepare for class discussion. (Note: For Elementary School students, All readings will take place during class.)
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.
High School Credit
How Do I Register?
Enroll in the online course and purchase the online materials through the appropriate links. Each Class costs $15 and meets 15 times per semester, 30 times per year ($420 per year). 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. Please email John De Gree at firstname.lastname@example.org
How Much Reading and Writing Per Week?
In the elementary school, 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 those choosing the optional testing, essay writing, and assessment portion, there is an additional $300 fee. This includes unit tests, essay assignments, writing tutoring via email, and a grade.
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?
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, 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 2018-2019 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
Enroll Through February $305
Enroll Through March $350
Enroll Through April $400
Enroll Through May $415
Enroll After May $450