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TEACHERS: Jacquie Palazzolo

2022-2023 will be a Year 1 Rotation

This class is an adventure that will take students grades K-3 to different countries around the world.  While “visiting” the countries, we will explore the culture, the geography, famous people, music, animals, games, food and more!  Each week we will look at the map and learn to locate the countries, capital cities, oceans, continents, and learn directions.  A story relating to the country we are visiting will enhance the experience while providing examples of the history and culture.  Then we wrap up each day with an activity, language lesson, food sample, game native to the country, or color the flag.

Galloping the Globe will use different categories of learning activities: Basic Geography, People/History, Literature, Science, Activities, Cultures, and Bible.  We spend 2-3 weeks visiting each country making this program a two year course and your students can jump in either year as it does not build upon the prior year. 

Year one we visit: France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Antarctica, Arctic, Canada, and Spain. 

Year two we visit:  Egypt, Kenya, Great Britain, Brazil, Russia, China, and Israel.

Annual Tuition and Class Fee:  $270/$20


Ohio History & US States, Capitals & Regions-- Grades 3rd-7th                  

Teacher: Kim Treadway

Fall Focus--Fall semester is designed to fulfill the Ohio History state requirement. Games, timelines, map-study, stories and small reports are some of the activities included in this course. Eeach student will complete a notebook covering information from the early indians to modern Ohio. A field trip to Fort Ancient, The Cincinnati Museum Center, and an excursion to The Rankin House overlooking the Ohio River, are all included in this study. Our American Heritage has strong roots in the great state of Ohio.

Spring Focus--Spring semester will cover the basic geography of the United States and its different regions with a brief overview of each state and capital. Students will learn the names of the fifty states of the United States of America and its capital as well as where they are located on a map. Students will utilize the States and Capitals student workbook by Memoria press and the related book Don't Know Much About The 50 States. This book and workbook will need to be purchased by the parents for this class.

Annual Tuition and Class Fee:  $260/$65 (Covers cost of text book, activity book, and binder)


High School History

American History - Grades 9th-12th       

Virtual Class Tuesdays @ 9:30am  (Fall Semester 12 weeks--Spring Semester 16 weeks)     

Teacher: Gwyn Stout

HELP is thinking outside the box for next year and we are going to offer 2 virtual classes Tuesday mornings facilitated by Gwyn Stout. We have decided to offer the Notgrass American History course. This course is inclusive of 1 year credit in high school American History, Language Arts, and Bible. Studies have shown that students who are presented with a concept through different disciplines, tend to understand and remember the information more completely. We will only be offering the history and language arts portions. They can be taken together or separately.

The first class will be High School American History using the Notgrass Curriculum. This one-year course provides credit in American history. Your student will gain a rich understanding of our nation's past by reading the history narrative and primary source documents about the issues and ideas in history. This class will provide and experiential approach to American History while learning the concepts and facts that have formed America.

The students will survey American history from the time of the Native Americans and first European explorers to the administration of Barack Obama.  The course discusses actiosn and developments on the national level, especially involved the Federal government, as well as issues and events in American culture.  The course places special emphasis ont he role of slavery and subsequent racial issues in American history.  The student will read a significant number of original documents and speeches while studying the narrative of lessons.

Class Time: Tuesdays 9:00-10:00

If you would like a more holistic approach to your high schooler’s education we encourage you to also enroll in the virtual Composition & Literature course that will follow the American History course. We will read classic novels that follow along with the history we are studying in preceding history class. During the class time we will discuss the parallels, literary technics, and writing styles. We will also be writing different styles of papers to complement our history study and literature reading. (Please see click here for more details)

Class Time: Tuesdays 10:15-11:15 (Fall Semester 12 weeks--Spring Semester 16 weeks)

Parents will need to purchase:

Notgrass Exploring America Currciculum Package which includes: 

  • Part 1: Columbus Through Reconstruction (first semester)
  • Part 2: Late 1800s to the Present (second semester)
  • American Voices: Original Documents, Speeches, Poems, Stories, and Hymns from American History (assigned readings)


This program offers as optional audio supplement download: https://notgrasshistory.com/collections/exploring-america/products/exploring-america-audio-supplement-mp3-download

If you choose to take both the Notgrass American History and Notgrass Composition & Literature Class you can purchase the entire Exploring America bundle here:  https://notgrasshistory.com/collections/exploring-america/products/exploring-america-bundle

Annual Tuition and Class Fees:  $240/$40


High School Government - 9th-12th                             

Teacher: Phil Hopper

(Fall Semester 12 weeks--Spring Semester 12 weeks)

American Government is a Shortened Full Year Course that provides a half-year credit in government. Lessons cover Federal, state, and local government and also contemporary issues in government. Special emphasis is placed on the Biblical basis for government and on the U.S. Constitution.

Numerous hands on projects and activities that are designed to help the student think about and interact with the ideas that he or she is studying will be utilized.  Ted Talks, YouTube videos and Hillsdale College Lectures will be resources we employ.  There will be an attempt to hold a mock presidential election over the course of the Shortened Full Year. 

Our purpose in American Government is to educate and inspire you concerning the governments of the United States,  individual states, and local communities. As we understand the background, basis, and operation of American government on all levels, we are better equipped to remain prayerful, thoughtful, and involved with regard to government. Parents will need to purchase Abeka American Government third edition text, and the student quiz and test book. Optional: parents may want to purchase the text answer key.

HELP Homeschool will provide the Uncle Eric book - "Are You Liberal? Conservative? or Confused?" discusses political labels. What do they mean? Liberal, conservative, left, right, democrat, republican, moderate, socialist, libertarian, communist what are their economic policies and what plans do their promoters have for your money? Clear, concise explanations. Facts and fallacies. Does inconsistency to the original American philosophy endanger liberty?

To improve the student's learning experience, also purchase the student study guide for "Are You Liberal? Conservative? or Confused?" titled "A Bluestocking Guide: Political Philosophies" also available through Amazon.

Can be used for courses in Government, Civics, Election Unit Studies, Economics, Business, Finance, History.

Annual Tuition and Class Fee: $260/$60




Not offered 2022-2023


Mystery of History - Grades 4th-6th

Teacher: Shelley Russell

Volume I--Creation-Resurrection                                                      

The Mystery of History Volume 1 is written from a Christian, young-earth perspective, teaching children to see God's hand throughout history...and how the Gospel of Jesus is the mystery behind all of history! Written in a conversational style, many lessons are presented in the form of mini-biographies, integrating fascinating stories with the events of the time. Covering creation to the resurrection, students will learn about famous biblical characters, ancient peoples, and well-known men such as Aesop, Buddha, Pythagoras, Confucius, Emperor Asoka, Herodotus, Caesar, Hannibal, and Herod.

Arranged by quarters and weeks, each quarter begins with an "Around the World" summary of events to introduce the time period; lessons progress chronologically with each week having 3 lessons. The 108 lessons will take a year to complete if you follow a traditional 36 week school year.  Since we only meet 24 weeks, the students will have 4 lessons/week and will have some reading over Christmas break.

Students will apply that which they learn with the use of a timeline, mapping, various activities and review. Weekly assignments will be given. Parents will need to purchase Mystery of History, Volume I for this course.

Annual Tuition and Class Fee:  $250/$40


Mystery of History-- Grades 4th-6th

Teacher: Anne Nelson

Volume II-- The Early Church and the Middle Ages  

The Mystery of History Volume II (AD 30 - 1456) picks up where the story of Volume I leaves off  - at the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  In the first lesson I address Acts 1:8 with the promise of the Father to send the Holy Spirit.  It is called the Day of Pentecost.  From there, the history of the Early Church really begins.  It is not an easy history to digest.  It was amid trials, persecution, and martyrdom that the magnificent story of Jesus Christ spread

Annual Tuition and Class Fee:  $250/$40


Junior High

JR HIGH Mystery of History - Grades 7th-8th

Teacher: Shelley Russell

VOLUME III-- The Renaissance, Reformation and Grown of Nations 

Vol. III, (1455 - 1707) The Mystery of History Volume III Student Reader continues the spectacular and provocative study of world history from the viewpoint of a Christian author. Spanning the Renaissance, Reformation, Exploration, and some early American history, this volume explores the backdrop to and the significance surrounding the time-honored contributions found in art, music, literature, science, and philosophy of this rich era. The Student Reader contains 84 stirring lessons written by Linda Lacour Hobar in a colorful, easy-to-hold hardback.

What student needs for class:  Mystery of History Vol. III, colored pencils or crayons, ultra-fine tip Sharpie marker for mapping, scissors, glue sticks

The Mystery of History series provides an historically accurate, Biblical approach to the study of history. Students will apply that which they learn with the use of a timeline, mapping, various activities and review. Weekly assignments will be given, some quizzes in class and two semester tests will be administered.  The students will also have a semester project. 

Annual Tuition and Labs:  $285/$40  


JR HIGH Mystery of History - Grades 7th-8th

Teacher: Anne Nelson

Volume IV-- Wars of Independence to Modern Times

Volume IV, the last and final volume of this world history series, spans three pressure-filled centuries from 1708 to 2014. Starting with Bach and Handel, two of four major composers included in Volume IV, the time period will see numerous “wars of independence.” From the American colonies, the heart of Mexico, the goldmines of Australia, the mountaintops of South America, the shores of Greece, and the walls of the Alamo, we will find mankind desperately striving for liberty and freedom through the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Most of the time, he will achieve it – but seldom without heartache, revolution, and bloodshed!

What student needs for class:  Mystery of History Vol. IV, colored pencils or crayons, ultra-fine tip Sharpie marker for mapping, scissors, glue sticks

Annual Tuition and Labs:  $285/$40


High School History

World History - Grades 9th-12th                                                                   


From the beginning of civilization to the 20th century rise of globalism, World History and Cultures enables your child to see God’s purpose and plan in human events. Your child will study the beginning of nations at the Tower of Babel, the beginning of writing in Sumer, the rise of republican government in Rome, the revival of humanities in the Renaissance, the rise of exploration from Europe, and the consequences of Communism in Russia. With timelines of events, over 300 photographs of important people and places in history, section and chapter reviews, plus maps of the world, your child will have a firm grasp of world events and cultures. Parents will need to purchase Abeka World History and Cultures 3rd edition text and map project book.  Parents may also purchase any of the answer keys, but this is optional. 

  • Paperback, Publisher: A Beka Book; 3rd edition (2005), https://www.abeka.com/abekaonline/bookdescription.aspx?sbn=115738
  • Map Project Book, https://www.abeka.com/abekaonline/bookdescription.aspx?sbn=115746

Annual Tuition and Class Fees:  $290/$50