SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSES

American Government/Civics (Fall Semester 2014)

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 a biblical perspective of government, the components of the Constitution and its history, the Amendments, political parties, elections and more.  The students will also explore the United Nations organization, U.S. foreign policy, and the impact of globalization on our nation.  Students will participate in a mock trial and mock Congress.  This course will conclude with a study of state and local governments.

Tutor:  Robin Fraser

Tuition: $175

Grade Level:  8th – 12th

Length: One Semester

Class Size:  minimum of 5 students with a maximum of 24 students

Text:  American Government for Christian Schools - by Timothy Keesee (published by BJU Press), eBook or printed copy

Optional Materials:

A Noble Experiment: The History and Nature of the American Government - from Zeezok Publishing  (Student Activity Book)

The 5000 Year Leap: A Miracle That Changed the World - by W. Cleon Skousen

3-ring binder with dividers and loose-leaf paper

Prerequisite:  Desire to learn and analyze readings/DVDs

Homework:  Students will be expected to spend 2 – 4 hours per week on homework.   


Light Bearer’s Worldview

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.

Tutor: Jeff Herringshaw

Class Length: Full Year

Grade Level: 8th – 12th grade

Class Tuition: $175 per semester

Class Size: 5 to 20 students

Text:

Prerequisite: Curiosity, a desire to think and ask questions.

  Homework: Weekly writing and workbook assignments


  EconomicsDescription:
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 Sates 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 

Economics

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

Tutor:  Robin Fraser

Length:  1 Semester (spring semester)

Level:  8th - 12th

Class Size:  5-20 students

Prerequisite:  None

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

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

Tuition:  $175