This is a unique history and critical thinking class for home school that teaches classical 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. For those enrolling in the optional assessment and writing elements, students will take unit tests, write essays and receive an assessment.
Course meets once per week, 30 times per year. Ages: Grades 9 - 12
Required Materials May Be Purchased Below:
1. A Basic History of the United States, by Clarence Carson, Boundary Stone Books 2. American History Go Fish Game, US Presidents Go Fish Game, Constitution Go Fish Game 3. Take a Stand! American History
History 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. Columbus - Hero or Villain? 2. The American Revolution 3. The U.S. as a Young Nation 4. Westward Movement 5. The Civil War 6. Industrialization 7. World War I 8. The New Deal 9. World War II in the Pacific 10. The Cold War in the United States 11. The Civil Rights Movement 12. Nixon and Watergate 13. Technology as a Cause for Change 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.
Review Tests and Writing: Students enrolling in the optional writing and test section will take review tests and write essays throughout the year. Students in this option will receive an assessment (grade) from the teacher.
First Class Reading Assignment? There is no required reading for the first class. All homework for the year will be given during the class. If a student misses class, he can download the class and watch the recorded version online, anytime of the week.
When does the Course Meet? Tuesday Mornings, PT. Click Here for Schedule. Option to Enroll in Recorded Classes: Only $5 per Class! Enroll your child in this option and he will receive the recorded class each week, to view and learn from at his leisure. This is the most economical way to learn history!
The Teacher: Adam De Gree Click here to learn about Adam De Gree
Because there is a limited number of students in each class, and we will hold your place, all registration is final and no refunds are given unless there are extenuating circumstances. However, we will give you a credit for future courses if an unforeseen event arises. Course Cost: Enroll Through February $300 Enroll Through March $325 Enroll Through April $350 Enroll After April $375 Optional: Essay Writing and Assessment If you want your student to write essays and have them graded, we offer this as an option. At the beginning of the year, the teacher will email the student and let them know the writing assignment of the month. It is up to the student to write and email the teacher the essays. If the parent would like the essays graded, please let the teacher know.