Learning Support - History Classes

Adv American Gov & Econ
Open To:

Grade 11-12 students.

Materials Used:

Selections of St. Thomas’ Summa Theologica (provided), Federalist and Anti Federalist papers, the Constitution, Common Sense, Democracy in America, and Economics in One Lesson (booklist on family site).

Description:

The course begins with a discussion of law through the light of St. Thomas and culminates with an understanding of the type of government laid out by our Founding Fathers. Economic principles are also discussed in depth. Class meets once a week, 60 minutes duration.

1 HS Credit

Cost: $482.00
Am Gov & Econ (ABeka)
Open To:

Grade 10-12 students

Materials Used:

American Government in Christian Perspective from ABeka, Economics Work and Prosperity in Christian Perspective by R. Kirk (ABeka), test/quiz booklets, and other required texts. (Booklist on family site)

Description:

This course covers the Constitution, the branches of government and offers a thorough look at economics, both in principle and in application to particulars. Class meets once a week, 60 minutes duration.

1 HS credit.

Cost: $482.00
Ancient History & Literature
Open To:

Grade 9-12 students.

Materials Used:

The Founding of Christendom by Warren Carroll, and other required books (booklist on family site).

Description:

This course emphasizes what can be achieved through man’s natural gifts and virtues, both intellectual and moral. Historical material focuses on an understanding of natural virtue and its relationship to society and government. Discussions center around questions that help the student come to an understanding of these issues. Course includes the reading of great works of literature: Iliad (or Children’s Homer), Plutarch, Shakespeare, Plato. Class meets once a week, 60 minutes duration.

2 HS credits

Cost: $482.00
British Literature Book Club
Open To:

Students in Grades 10-12

Materials Used:

Beowulf, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Ivanhoe, Henry V, Midsummer Nights Dream, Vicar of Wakefield, Emma, David Copperfield, Space Trilogy, Harp and the Laurel Wreath

Description:

Students will meet once a month through the school year to discuss the books students are reading in British Literature. Students will discuss the book being read that month and the paper they will write about that book. While British Lit book club does include grading given that the meetings are monthly we strongly recommend that students sign up for Teacher Directed or Teacher Enhanced. Books include Emma, David Copperfield, Silas Marner, Vicar of Wakefield, and more! 

Cost: $364.00
Classics Seminar: Ancient
Open To:

Students in Grades 10-12

Materials Used:

Iliad, Odyssey, Aeneid

Description:

The High School level class meets every two weeks, primarily for discussion on thoughtful topics. An excellent exercise in both critical thinking and critical reading. Minimal written assignments will additionally be graded. These classic texts (read in translation, not in the original Greek and Latin) tell the stories of the Trojan War;  the adventures of Odysseus/Ulysses' 10 year journey home after the war; and of the wanderings of Aeneus after the war, into Italy.  Open to students reading authors Homer and Virgil for the first time, as well as those who may have read summaries of excerpts in The Children's Homer. These stories were well loved by Greek and Roman students, have endured the millennia, and continue to be treasures for students today. 1.0 credits.

Cost: $364.00
Classics Seminar: Shakespeare
Open To:

Students in HS

Materials Used:
  1. Histories:
    1. Henry V
    2. Henry IV Pt 2
    3. Henry IV Pt 1
    4. Richard II
  2. Comedies:
    1. Twelfth Night
    2. Much Ado About Nothing
    3. Taming of the Shrew
    4. Merchant of Venice
  3. Tragedies
    1. Hamlet
    2. Macbeth
    3. Romeo and Juliet
    4. Othello
  4. Romances
    1. The Tempest
    2. The Winter’s Tale
  5. A Class on Sonnet
Description:

After a successful year with the "Classics Seminar: Ancient", we are expanding the series to include a course on Shakespeare! Students meet every other week to allow time for reading the materials in between. Students do not need to have done Classics Seminar: Ancient to be eligible for Shakespeare. Students can also do Shakespeare this year and Ancient next year.

Cost: $364.00
Egyptian History Book Club
Open To:

Students in Grades 5-8

Materials Used:

Pharaohs of Ancient Egypt, God King: A Story in the Days of King Hezekiah, Mara, Daughter of the Nile, Golden Goblet, Victory on the Walls, The Hittite Warrior, Old World and America, and more.

Description:

A discussion based bi-monthly class for the students to discuss with a teacher the history books read in MODG. This is a discussion-based course and you can add TS support or opt out of grading. All TS teachers working with students in the class will be given access to class materials to insure an integrated service for the student. The TS teacher shares feedback with the LS teacher. Class meets every other week, 60 minutes duration.

Cost: $304.00
Greek & Roman History Book Club
Open To:

Students in Grades 6-9

Materials Used:

Famous Men of Greece, The Greeks, Herodotus’ Histories, D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths, The Children’s Homer, Archimedes and the Door of Science, Famous Men of Rome, City, The Romans, A Triumph for Flavius, Caesar’s Gallic Wars, Augustus Caesar’s World, The Eagle of the Ninth, Old World and America, and more.

Description:

A discussion based bi-monthly class for the students to discuss with a teacher the history books read in MODG. This is a discussion-based course and you can add TS support or opt out of grading. All TS teachers working with students in the class will be given access to class materials to insure an integrated service for the student. The TS teacher shares feedback with the LS teacher. Class meets every other week, 60 minutes duration.

Cost: $304.00
Literary Analysis
Open To:

Students in Grades 11-12

Materials Used:

See booklist on family site.

Description:

RIGOR COURSE. Specialized teachers guide students through a wide variety of classic pieces of literature to obtain the art of literary analysis.  This course leads the readers to gain eternal, unchanging truths, based on Catholic morality and foundational philosophical principles. The students will grow to understand the nature of causality regarding actions, what the levels of friendship are, how to make judgments and discern between right and wrong in complicated situations, as well as many other life lessons that prepare them well to enter the next stage of their lives. The longer selections are Ivanhoe, Emma and Till We Have Faces, while some works of Shakespeare are covered,  including: King Lear and A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream. Tolstoy’s Forged Coupon, Kafka’s Metamorphoses, and Chaucer’s Clerk’s Tale are among the works read. Other authors include Flannery O’Connor, Leo Tolstoy, Henry James, Nathaniel Hawthorne, G.K. Chesterton, Oscar Wilde, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.  Weekly discussion board posts will be required most weeks. There will be a final exam each semester and a senior thesis second semester. Class meets once a week, 75 minutes duration.

NB:  While we take pride as a school in being able to be flexible and adjust course-work to meet student needs, the nature of the Rigor courses necessitates that the course be done as described to receive the credit for the Rigor course title.  Auditing the course for no credit is allowed, but if done with adjustments for credit there will be a course title change.  Before adding TS-in-LS to this course, please discuss it with both your consultant and your teacher.

Cost: $530.00
Medieval European History & Literature
Open To:

Students in Grades 10-12

Materials Used:

History of the English Speaking Peoples by Churchill, The History of Medieval Spain by J. O’Callaghan, and other required books (see book list on family site).

*Note that this course does not use the Medieval English and Spanish syllabus – that is a different course.

Description:

Through investigation, discussion and debate, issues of particular importance are addressed including the development of kingship & government in the Middle Ages, the Inquisition, and the Reformation. The application of Catholic moral teachings in such cases as Suetonius and the Londoners, King Stephen and the hostages, Martyrs of the Cordoba, and tyrannicide are also covered. In addition, works of literature, such as Song of Roland, Beowulf, Ballad of the White Horse, Murder in the Cathedral, and The Cid are discussed. We also have a mock Inquisition trial, so that the students are clear about how such trials worked. Paper grading included. Class meets once a week, 60 minutes duration.

2.0 HS credits

Cost: $482.00
Medieval History Book Club
Open To:

Students in Grades 7-10.

Materials Used:

Fingal’s Quest, Augustine Came to Kent, Son of Charlemagne, King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, Magna Charta, Adam of the Road, Francis and Clare: Saints of Assisi, St. Dominic and the Rosary, The Door in the Wall, The Black Arrow, Old World and America, and more.

Description:

A discussion based bi-monthly class for the students to discuss with a teacher the history books read in MODG. This is a discussion-based course and you can add TS support or opt out of grading. All TS teachers working with students in the class will be given access to class materials to insure an integrated service for the student. The TS teacher shares feedback with the LS teacher. Class meets every other week, 60 minutes duration.

Cost: $304.00
SS-10: English 10
Open To:

Students in Grades 9-12 with consultant and office approval

Materials Used:

MODG Composition Manual; Wordly Wise 3000; Writing Skills Book 3

Description:

Focusing on writing, this course works on how to research for an essay, how to write introdutory paragraphs, how to write persuading paragraphs, biography information, and more. Many resources are provided to assist student. Class meets once a week, 30 minutes duration.

Students taking LS - SS-10: English 10 must also take::

  • LS - SS-10: Natural Science
  • LS - SS-10: Religion 10
  • LS - SS-10: World History & Geog
  • LAB - SS-10: Private Writing Lab
Cost: $352.00
SS-10: World History & Geog
Open To:

Students in Grades 9-12 with consultant and office approval

Materials Used:

Christ the King, Lord of History and Workbook, Daughter of Time.

Description:

This course provides a comprehensive overview of history, from the Old Testament to World War II, including Greece, Rome, the Early Church, the Middle Ages, Spain, the Reformation and Counterreformation, the French Revolution and more. Class meets once a week, 60 minutes duration.

Students taking LS - SS-10: World History & Geog must also take:

  • LS - SS-10: English 10
  • LS - SS-10: Natural Science
  • LS - SS-10: Religion 10
  • LAB - SS-10: Private Writing Lab
Cost: $482.00
SS-11: English 11
Open To:

Students in Grades 9-12 with consultant and office approval

Description:

This English course goes hand-in-hand with the SS-11 US History class. Class meets once a week, 30 minutes duration.

Students taking LS - SS-11: English 11 must also take:

  • LS - SS-11: Biology
  • LS - SS-11: Religion 11
  • LS - SS-11: US History & Geog
  • LAB - SS-11: Private Writing Lab
Cost: $352.00
SS-11: US History & Geog
Open To:

Students in Grades 9-12 with consultant & office approval

Materials Used:

See syllabus for booklist.

Description:

A gentle approach to our US History class. This course covers American history from the colonial era through the World Wars and beyond. Students discuss, investigate, and debate on many key issues, such as the justification for secession, and dropping of the atomic bomb. Interwoven with the history is literature discussion. Students read classics such as The Autobiography of Benjamin FranklinSense and Sensibility, and The Red Badge of Courage among others. Class meets once a week, 45 minutes duration.

Students taking LS - SS-11: US History & Geog must also take:

  • LS - SS-11: Biology
  • LS - SS-11: English 11
  • LS - SS-11: Religion 11
  • LAB - SS-11: Private Writing Lab
Cost: $482.00
SS-12: Am Gov & Econ
Open To:

Students in Grades 9-12 with consultant & office approval

Description:

This course teaches American Government and Economics using original sources and the ABeka economics book. Class meets once a week, 60 minutes duration

Students taking LS - SS-12: Am Gov & Econ must also take:

  • LS - SS-12: English 12
  • LS - SS-12: Fine Arts
  • LS - SS-12: Religion 12 & Health
  • LAB - SS-12: Private Writing Lab
Cost: $482.00
SS-12: English 12
Open To:

Students in Grades 9-12 with consultant & office approval

Materials Used:

Antigone, Beowulf, Henry V, Leaf by Niggle, Exact Science of Matrimony, Ransom of Red Chief, Pygmalian, Enoch and the Gorilla, Think Analogies, and selected poetry from Harp and the Laurel Wreath.

Description:

A Literature course which includes Antigone, Beowulf, Henry V, Leaf by Niggle, Exact Science of Matrimony, Ransom of Red Chief, Pygmalian, Enoch and the Gorilla, Think Analogies, and selected poetry from Harp and the Laurel Wreath.  Class meets once a week, 30

Students taking LS - SS-12: English 12 must also take:

  • LS - SS-12: Am Gov & Econ
  • LS - SS-12: Fine Arts
  • LS - SS-12: Religion 12 & Health
  • LAB - SS-12: Private Writing Lab
Cost: $352.00
SS-9: Church History
Open To:

Students in Grades 9-12 with consultant & office approval

Materials Used:

Bible Basics for Catholics: A New Picture of Salvation History, Bible History, The Young People's Book of Saints

Description:

Based on Story of the Church, students learn history through the life of the Church. Teachers supplement with slideshows. Students are pre-assigned questions to help them learn to search for text. Class meets once a week, 60 minutes duration.

Students taking LS - SS-9: Church History must also take:

  • LS - SS-9: Earth Science
  • LS - SS-9: English 9
  • LS - SS-9: Religion 9
  • LAB - SS-9: Private Writing Lab
Cost: $482.00
SS-9: English 9
Open To:

Students in Grades 9-12 with consultant & office approval

Materials Used:

Editor in Chief Level 2, Writing Skills Book 2 (Hansbury), Supplemental Grammar Workbook. Wordly Wise 3000

Description:

Course includes basic grammar rules and speech parts. Online access to WordlyWise3000. Class meets once a week, 30 m

Students taking LS - SS-9: English 9 must also take:

  • LS - SS-9: Church History
  • LS - SS-9: Earth Science
  • LS - SS-9: Religion 9
  • LAB - SS-9: Private Writing Lab
Cost: $352.00
US History & American Literature
Open To:

Students in Grades 8-12

Materials Used:

 Christ in the Americas by Anne Carroll and other required books. (See book list provided on family site.)

Description:

This course covers American history from the colonial era through the World Wars and beyond. Students discuss and investigate key issues. Students hold class debates on the justification for secession, and dropping the atomic bomb. Interwoven with the history is literature discussion. Students read classics including The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Sense and Sensibility, and The Red Badge of Courage. Paper grading included. Class meets once a week, 60 minutes duration.

2 HS credits.

Cost: $482.00
World History & Literature
Open To:

Grade 9-12 students.

Materials Used:

Christ the King, Lord of History as the framework text. 

Mara Daughter of the Nile, Bible, Famous Men of Greece, Famous Men of Rome,The Histories, Polybius Book VI, Julius Caesar, Magna Charta, Characters of the Inquisition, Daughter of Time, The Life of Sir Thomas More by Ince, The Life of Sir Thomas More by Roper, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Scarlet and the Black: The True Story of Monsignor Hugh O'Flaherty, Hero of the Vatican Underground, Modern History (MODG), Glory Stories:Jose Sanchez and Miguel Pro.

Description:

This course is NEW! It covers basic World History using supplemental books surrounding Christ the King Lord of History. It covers many of the key content points of Ancient History and Medieval History. It builds writing skills for students of various levels. The paper topics will include: Retellings, point of view, extrapolation, and summarization, outline, first person account, literary analysis, dialogue paper, comparison paper or theme paper. Class meets once a week, 60 minutes duration.

2 HS credits

Cost: $482.00