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Social Studies Classes

How to Read Your Bible

Class Description:

If you have ever wondered if there were ways of getting more out of your Bible-reading, this class is for you! Over the course of the school year, we will read much (if not all) of the Holy Bible and delve deep into the literary devices, genres, and techniques that comprise the greatest Book ever written. Our goal will be to see the beauty of God revealed to us in the Bible and to train our hearts to be excited about reading Scripture!

Tutor:  Braxton Carvette

Class Length:  One Full Year or One Semester – Fall/Spring

Grade Level:  8th-12th 

Tuition:  $165 per semester

Class Size:  Minimum of 5; Maximum of 20 

Textbook Requirements:   A Bible. Preferably the English Standard Version as that is the version that will be used by the tutor.

Supplies: Different colored pens, pencils, or markers may be helpful for the student, but are not required.

Prerequisite: None.

Homework: Yes. 2-4 hours per week.

Required:  Internet access. A type of word document for class papers.


Middle School World History:  Creation to Castles

Class Description

This world history class will cover the Ancient times through the Middle Ages with a Christian worldview.    We will cover major world events and how they changed the world in topics such as the Tower of Babel, the conquests of Alexander the Great, and the early church.  We will talk about wonders God made in these areas such as the Mediterranean Sea, the Indus Valley, the Potosi Silver Mine of the Andes, the Gobi Desert, and show how they influenced history and culture. We will talk about the world landmarks and the amazing minds the built them, including the Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Wall of China, the Moai statues of Easter Island and Macchu Picchu.  We will explore how new ideas and inventions make a difference for ordinary people, including early writing, Chinese porcelain production, the missionary work of Methodius and Cyril.  This course also contains a geography component so students can picture the lands we are talking about.  

We will be using Notgrass “Adam to Us: Creation to Cathedrals” textbook as our framework (volume 1 only of the Adam to Us Series) This class will be also very project oriented helping students to directly connect with the history and make it relevant to them.  There are no tests in this class. 

Students will have reading to do each week, as well as maps, and projects that will enhance their understanding of the subject.  Classes will involve some lecture, presentations, group discussion and group work, and activities to help them cement their learning of the topic.  Students will work closely with Primary sources also during the year, and learn how to cite a source.  Students will also be taught note taking skills so they can record information given in class lecture times.  

Tutor Name: Kate Yoakam

Class Length:  Full Year

Grade Level:    5th-8th

Tuition:  $175 per semester plus $10 supply fee

  • Supply fee will be collected the first day of class.  Cash or check.  Checks written out to Kate Yaokam

Class Size:  Min 5 students / Max 15

Text:  Students will need to purchase

  • From Adam to Us: “Creation to Cathedrals” by Notgrass   ISBN  978-1609-99084-8   $39.95
  • Our Creative World: Stories, Poems, Documents, Art, And Architecture From World History  ISBN 978-1609-99086-2  $14.95    
  • From Adam to Us Mapping Book  $9.95   ISBN 9781609990879

Texts can be purchased at Heppner’s legacy homeschool resources, or online from Notgrass 

Supplies: Students should also come prepared with

  • Pens /pencils
  • Paper for taking notes
  • Colored pencils at home for mapping work 
  • 2 sets of folders with their name on the front (for turning in assignments)
  • Folders or 3 ring binder for organizing class notes and completed homework 

Homework: Students should expect 2-4 hours of homework/week

Required:  internet access


 

Middle School United States History & Civics

Class Description: 

This year-long class covers the very beginnings of our country up through WWII.  The study of United States History is the story of our ancestors and how they shaped a nation. We will explore this story through the eyes of the people who lived it using living books, biographies, speakers, hands-on activities, and first-hand accounts. The goal of this class is to bring American History to life for the students.

The Civics component is built into the class and is not treated as a separate subject.

This is a very projects-based class with some tests and quizzes. There will be 1-3 hours of homework given each week. There is no textbook, but there is a $20 supply fee each semester to cover the costs of books and other items for the students. 

Prerequisite: None

Tutor:  Susan Kilbride

Class Length:  Full Year

Grade Level:  Grades 5-8

Class Size: 5 student minimum, 20 student maximum

Tuition:  $175 per semester plus a $20 per semester supply fee which puts the total cost at $195

Homework: 1-3 hours per week

Textbook Requirements:  Students should come supplied with, a spiral notebook and a 3-ringed binder to hold handouts. Books are supplied by teacher and included in the tuition/supply fee.  

Required:  Internet access


 

World History & Geography (Renaissance to Present)

Class Description

This world history class will cover the Renaissance through the Gulf War time periods.  As it is covering a large section of time, it will be a bird’s eye view of history giving the students the understanding of World events, how they shaped and changed the world, and how it affects us today.  We will be discussing such large ideas as communism, nationalism and imperialism, and details like the Berlin wall, The Bible in common language, WWI, WWII , the Holocaust and the formation of Israel as a nation.

This course also contains a geography component which will allow you to count ½ credit of Geography along with a credit of History. 

While we will be using Notgrass World History textbook as our framework (volume 2 only), this class will be very project oriented helping students to directly connect with the history and make it relevant to them. 

Students will have reading to do each week, as well as maps and projects, that will enhance their understanding of the subject.  Classes will involve lecture, presentations, some speakers, group discussion and group work.  Students will work closely with Primary sources also during the year, and will learn how to use online resources like the Library of Congress and online Museums.  Students will also be taught note-taking skills so they can record information given in class lecture times.  

Tutor Name: Kate Yoakam

Class Length:  Full Year

Grade Level:  9th-12th  (8th grade for motivated student)

Class Size: 5 student minimum, 20 student maximum

Tuition:  $175 per semester  plus $10 supply fee.  Supply fee will be collected the first day of class.  Cash or check.  Checks written out to Kate Yaokam.

Text:  Students will need to purchase

  • Exploring World History Volume 2 (2014 version only)  ISBN  978-1609990626  $39.95
  • In Their Words   Notgrass (2014 only) ISBN 978-1609990633 $29.95           
    • Texts can be purchased at Heppner’s legacy homeschool resources, or online from Notgrass or Amazon
  •  Mapping packet will be provided by instructor on the first day
  • Supplies: Students should also come prepared with
    • Pens /pencils
    • Spiral Notebook
    • Colored pencils at home for mapping work
    • 2 sets of folders for turning in assignments
    • Folders or 3 ring binder for organizing class notes and completed homework
    • Homework: Students should expect 4-5 hours of homework/week

Required : Internet access


 

American Government/Civics - High School Level ( Fall Semester)

Class Description: 

Students will be introduced to the foundational principles of government, the branches of government, the concept of democracy and active, responsible citizenship.  Material to be discussed includes the components of the Constitution and its history, the Amendments, political parties, elections and more.  The students will also explore the United Nations organization and U.S. foreign policy.  Students will participate in a mock trial and mock Congress.  This course will conclude with a study of state and local governments.

Prerequisite: Desire to learn and analyze readings

Tutor:  Robin Fraser

Grade Level:  Grades 8– 12

Class Length: Fall Semester

Class Size: 5 student minimum, 20 student maximum

Tuition: $170 for fall semester

Homework: Students will be expected to spend approximately 2-3 hours per week on homework

Text: www.aophomeschooling.com

  • Alpha Omega LIFEPAC Civics Unit 1 Worktext 
  • Alpha Omega LIFEPAC Civics Unit 2 Worktext
  • Selecting a President by Elenaor Clift and Matthew Spieler ISN 9781250004499  

Books can be purchased at Heppner's Legacy Store or through Amazon

Materials:  3-ring binder with dividers and loose-leaf paper or spiral notebook


 

Light Bearer’s Worldview

Class Description:

Students will learn how “ideas have consequences”. What one thinks and the ideas one believes determines how he or she views the world and lives one’s life. This course will guide students in their exploration of the foundations of the Christian worldview while comparing these to the foundations of other, competing worldviews. Students will learn how to apply their Christian faith to every area of life: theology, philosophy, ethics, biology, sociology, psychology, law, economics, and history.

Summit Ministries; “Light Bearers” curriculum will provide the core guidance through topics such as apologetics, cults, evolution, naturalism, moral relativism, relationships, and socialism.

Prerequisite: Curiosity, a desire to think and ask questions

Tutor: Jeff Herringshaw

Class Length: Full Year (Class begins on September 13th)

Grade Level: Grades 8–12

Class Size: 5 student minimum, 20 student maximum

Tuition: $175/fall semester (13 weeks)  &  $180/spring semester (15 weeks)

Homework: Weekly writing and workbook assignments

Text:

Please note:  This class begins a week late for fall semester only.  The start date is Sept. 13, 2017.


 

Economics -  (Spring Semester)

Class Description:

Economics is all around us - Where does money come from?  Why does the iPhone cost so much?  Should I work for someone else or start a small business?  Students will be exposed to what economics is and how it applies to their lives on a daily basis.  Students will demonstrate an understanding of basic micro and macro economic concepts:  defining economics, free enterprise, supply and demand, market-clearing price, consumer/savers/investors, money and financial institutions in the United States and more.  This is a high school level course that will offer students the opportunity to learn about the economic system in America.

Textbook and Student Study Guide is provided by instructor and included in tuition

Prerequisite: None

Tutor:  Robin Fraser

Class Length:  Spring Semester 2018 

Grade Level:  Grades 8-12

Class Size: 5 student minimum, 20 student maximum

Tuition:  $180 per semester

Homework: Students will be expected to spend 2-3 hours per week on homework

Textbook Requirements:  Textbook and Student Study Guide is provided by instructor and included in tuition