Humanities - Laurel Campus - Wednesdays
Lost Tools of Writing Level Two – CIRCE Institute - British Literature - Fridays
Ages 14-18 - 8:00-8:55 am
Prerequisite: Lost Tools of Writing Level One 1 Year Course
This is an in depth study for students who have completed Level One. Utilizing the themes from various books from European literature, we will study the Deliberative Essay (in Part One) and the Judicial Essay (Part Two), each of which are refinements on the Persuasive Essay taught in Level One. Just as the elements of Level One build upon one another, so Level Two builds upon Level One. Through the eight lessons/essays in Level Two, your students will work within the framework of the three Canons, but each will be aimed at the new kinds of essay.
Please go here to learn more about the details of the program.
Lost Tools of Writing Level One– CIRCE Institute/ Current Events - Wednesdays
Ages 13-16 - 9:00-9:55 am
Using the three Canons of classical rhetoric, Invention, Arrangement, and Elocution, students learn to solve common writing challenges. Students begin with a basic persuasive essay and progress to a complete persuasive/ argumentative essay, as well as the comparison essay. The class will read classic literature and decide on individual issues to address and prove or compare and advocate. Each student should have his own student workbook. The following link provides moreinformation about the program and the 5th edition. Each essay will take three weeks to complete and then one week will be devoted to a current event when we will use the threee Canons of rhetoric to analize the issues. This will result in 7 books being read and written about and 7-8 current events being analize and discussed/ debated in class.
Economics in a Box -1 Semester- Wednesdays
Ages 15-18 - 10:00-10:55 am
This course has been designed to help students understand how incentives and information influence the choices people make, and how governments influence economic progress. Students will learn basic economic principles needed to explore and understand such issues as free trade, globalization, inflation, recessions, surpluses and shortages, global warming, energy, stimulus packages and bailouts. These topics dominate today’s headlines and are the issues we must understand in order to engage the world around us. This 16 week course will take your students through the best resources currently available in economic education, addressing concepts covered in microeconomics and macroeconomics, and it fully satisfies the ½ credit required by most high schools. The other 1/2 credit for social studies may be fulfilled by the Exploring Government class offered during the second semester.
EBox Student Pack ($49.95)
Students wil also read portions of the following books which may be purchased seperately new or used:
Common Sense Economics by Gwartney, Stroup, Lee and Ferrarini. Make sure it is the 2010 edition and has the extra author.
Money, Greed and God by Jay Richards (only one edition of this)
What Ever Happened to Penny Candy - 4th edition and later please
The Law - Available free online The Law, by Frederic Bastiat
ABEKA Spanish 1 - Wednesdays
Ages 14-18 - 11:00-11:55am
"Por todo el mundo" means “unto all the world.” Give your student the skills to expand his usefulness in our global society both for God’s kingdom and in the workplace through this practical language course. We will speak, understand, read, and write basic Spanish in common situations. The emphasis is on communicating orally with an excellent accent and reasonable grammatical accuracy. The learn-memorize-practice-apply method helps your teen master content using a logical, systematic progression. With a focus on Spanish ministry, this 2-volume set (one text for each semester) has the added advantage of high-quality instruction and practice from a Christian perspective.
Both workbooks and the vocab manual are required, but the other available materials, though highly recommended, are optional.
Por Todo el Mundo - Books A/B - $49.10
Spanish 1 Vocabulary Manual - $23.10
Student Test Book Spanish 1 - $7.10
Teacher Test Key Spanish 1 - $12.45
Modern American History - Wednesdays
Ages 14-18 - 1:00-1:55 am
Using The Classical Historian's Syllabus, the students will come away from this course with more than a grasp of the “facts," but also an ability to analyze assumptions and use critical thinking skills. It will include a chronological survey of topics such as how the United States became a World Power, Immigration, The Role of Religion in American Life, U.S. Imperialism, Civil Liberties in the 1920s, the Great Depression, The New Deal, World War II in the Pacific, The Cold War in the United States, The Civil Rights Movement, Nixon and Watergate, and Technology as a Cause for Change. Instead of just reading what one author thinks about the past, the students will act as detectives, researching the meaning of the past through eyewitness accounts using a quality assortment of primary source documents.
These resources may be purchased from a variety of websites, including The Classical Historian (Use coupon code RCT2017 for 20% discount). Please be sure to purchase the proper editions of the resources so that they can easily correspond to the Classical Historian syllabus.
A Patriot's History Reader $16.99
Movies as Literature - Wednesdays
by Kathryn & Richard Stout
Ages 14-18 - 2:00-2:55 am
Movies as Literature uses classic films as material to be used for literary analysis in this full-year English course for high school students.
The movies themselves take the place of literature, acknowledging the reality that this is the medium for storytelling most accessible to modern audiences. Preparation for discussion and the discussion itself teaches students many of the tools of literary analysis such as plot development, theme, foreshadowing, setting, mood, character development, symbolism, the author’s purpose, point of view, motivation, puns, and irony. The analysis includes other aspects applicable to film such as staging and dramatic effects. After discussion, students are given two or three questions from which they will choose one as the subject for an essay.
We will cover 15-17 movies spending approximately 1-2 weeks on each movie and accompanying essay.
The Quiet Man
Arsenic and Old Lace
The Music Man
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
The Maltese Falcon
The Philadelphia Story
The Journey of August King
To Kill a Mockingbird
A Raisin in the Sun
Raiders of the Lost Ark
A Man for All Seasons
Chariots of Fire
Movies as Literature (Student Workbook) - ($17-20.00)
*Registration Fee and Facility Fee additional. See registration materials for details.