Social Studies

World Geography (College Prep with Honors option)

Laurie Lamb, Instructor

Course Description: LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION! Yes, location of all the countries in the world is a key factor why studying World Geography! In this World Geography course, we will take an adventure to each continent exploring all aspects of its countries and their place on the map. By drawing the continents, adding countries one by one, and refreshing their map skills, students will learn how to navigate around the world. We will dive into the cultures, the people, the foods, music, arts, landscape, customs, industry and agriculture of these countries and much more through research, class activities, projects, reading, drawing, and homework assignments.

For Honors, please let me know before the first day of class. There is a $50 additional fee for honors. I will send out information and guidelines regarding what is expected and required.

Textbook : North Star Geography by Tyler H. Hogan ISBN: 1892427524

Geography Workbook will be required and available for purchase at the beginning of the year.

World History (Middle School)

Angela Farthing, Instructor

This course offers a study of world history from a strong Christian perspective.  Lessons explore famous people, places, cultures, and civilizations from creation through the present and include scripture versus and connections to geography.  Students will be expected to complete reading, journal, and map assignments outside of class to facilitate and reinforce classroom discussions and activities.

Required Books: 

  • From Adam to Us, Part 1 by Notgrass – ISBN 160999084

  • From Adam to Us, Part 2 by Notgrass – ISBN 1609990854

  • From Adam to Us Lesson Review by Notgrass – ISBN 1609990919

  • From Adam to Us Map Book by Notgrass – ISBN 1609990870

Economics (College Prep with Honors option)

(On Hiatus 2019-2020)

Instructor TBA

½ credit

Course Description:

Economics is intended to give students a working knowledge of basic economic principles, both to assist them in understanding economic issues around them and to prepare them for what may lie ahead. The personal finance portion of the course will help students apply practical economic principles to their lives. Outside reading, class discussion, written assignments, quizzes, tests, participation and group projects will facilitate the learning process.

Textbook:     TBD                                            

American Government (College Prep with Honors option)

(On Hiatus 2019-2020)

Instructor TBA

½ credit

This required course is for high school students who are interested in the history, structure and citizen's action opportunities of our government.  Students will be able to understand and articulate the fundamental principals which undergird the founding of our country.  Furthermore, the instructor will direct students to observe where and how America has drifted from certain Biblical truths that served as a foundation in the birth of our country. Students will be encouraged and inspired to take personal ownership of the responsibilities of being a Christian citizen in the United States of America and to become actively involved in the process of government by the people.

Textbook:  TBD

U.S. History and Constitution  (College Prep with Honors Option)

(On Hiatus 2019-2020)

Instructor TBD

Course Description:
This course offers a thorough study of U.S. history from a conservative Christian perspective, beginning with America’s discovery in 1492 and continuing to the present. The well-regarded A Beka text will guide our studies and provide a springboard for discussion, activities, field trips, guest speakers and related videos.

Credit: 1.0 unit Suggested Grade Level: 9th-12th
 
Textbook:  TBD

World History (College Prep with Honors Option)

(On Hiatus 2019-2020)

Instructor TBD

This course offers a thorough study of world history from a conservative Christian perspective, beginning with Creation and continuing through Ancient, Middle and Modern history, where we now find ourselves within the Rise of Globalism. The well-regarded A Beka text will guide our studies and provide a springboard for discussion and related activities. Students will be expected to complete outside reading assignments, quizzes and tests on time, while numerous topographical map projects will round out a geography element of the course. 

Textbook:   TBD                                                

Credit: 1.0 unit