Humanities - Laurel Campus - Wednesdays

2016-2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tutor - Williamson

 

Grammar 1 - IEW Fix It! - 33 weeks - Wednesdays

Ages 7-12 - 9:00-9:55 am

Tuition: $400*

 

Students who participate in this class will receive a review of basic English grammar principles.  We will cover parts of speech and sentence structures, purposes, and patterns.  In addition, we will learn to edit a classical literature piece.  They will learn to understand what makes sentences and paragraphs clear and interesting and precise. Understanding English grammar will open the students’ eyes to the grammatical patterns found in many languages and open doors to the studies of other languages.  Students complete one lesson per week.

 

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Latin 1 Year 1- Henle Latin - 33 weeks -  Wednesdays

Ages 10-13- 10:00-10:55 am

Tuition: $400*

 

This text is set up in a traditional format and grammar is fully covered. Grammar concepts are presented in clear and simple language and we move along at a pace appropriate for the students in the class. Students are expected to memorize vocabulary, charts, and grammar rules referred to in the Latin Grammar. Several exercises may be available for each lesson but ones marked "Essential" must be completed and mastered by the student for success. Derivatives are discussed with vocabulary, and diagramming of sentences is introduced quickly. Each unit ends in a review of vocabulary and concepts.  This class will aid the child in his ability to memorize and organize information, as well as open the door to understanding quality English vocabulary words and important historical references in Roman history.

 

Please read the following article if you are still considering whether your child should study Latin:

Why Study Latin?

 

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Medieval History- Based Writing Lessons - Institute for Excellence in Writing - 33 weeks - Wednesdays 

 Ages 7-12 - 11:00-11:55 am

Tuition: $400*

 

These 29 lessons acquaint the students with Charlemagne, the Vikings, William the Conqueror, knighthood, geniuses of the Renaissance, and more! The Student Book includes assignments, blank outlines, source texts, checklists, vocabulary cards, and grammar helps for two levels of students—elementary and junior high. The Teacher’s Manual includes teaching and reviewing tips, sample whiteboards, games, vocabulary quizzes, and answer keys. Parents should purchase both Student Book and Teacher Manual to ensure proper instruction at home.

 

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Tutor - Farnsworth

 

Modern World History - 33 weeks - Wednesdays

Ages 14-18 - 8:00-8:55 am

Tuition: $400*

 

Using The Classical Hostorian'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 Western Political Thought; Age of Revolution; Age of Napoleon; Industrial Revolution; Age of Imperialism; Causes of World War I; Effects of World War I; Rise of Totalitarianism; World War II Causes of Appeasement; Cold War in Europe, 1945-1960; Cold War in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, 1945-1980. 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.

 

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These resources may be purchased from a variety of websites, including The Classical Historian. (Use Coupon Code: RCT2016 for a 20% discount) Please be sure to purchase the proper editions of the resources so that they can easily correspond to the Classical Historian syllabus.

 

The Western Experience 8th Edition (ISBN-13:9780072565447)

Take a Stand! Modern World History Student's Edition (ISBN:9780979038846)

Global History and Geography, Readings and Documents 115 Primary Source Documents (ISBN: 978-1-56765-656-5)

 

Lost Tools of Writing Level One– CIRCE Institute/ Current Events - 33 weeks - Wednesdays

Ages 13-16 - 9:00-9:55 am

Tuition: $400*

 

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.

 

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Lost Tools of Writing Level One – CIRCE Institute  - Amrican Literature - 33 weeks - Wednesdays

Ages 13-16 - 10:00-10:55 am

Tuition: $400*

 

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.  There is a new 5th edition which is a great improvement, and my preference would be for you to purchase this.  Although it is not necessary to purchase the latest edition in order to be successful in the class, it is recommended by the CIRCE Institute that you have the Fifth edition.  Each student should have his own student workbook.  The following link provides moreinformation about the program and the 5th edition

 

Materials:The Lost Tools of Writing Level One Complete Set ($147.00) or

Student Workbook

Book List

 

Economics in a Box - 17 weeks - Wednesdays

Exploring Government -16 weeks - Wednesdays

Ages 14-18 - 11:00-11:55 am

Tuition: $400*

 

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.

 

This Exploring Government class is a one-semester high school course that provides a ½ 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. Each of the fifteen units is intended to be studied for one week. 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.  This class serves as a companion class to the previous semester's Economics class.

 

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Introductory Logic – Fall Semester - Wednesdays

Intermediate Logic – Spring Semester - Wednesdays

Ages 14-18 - 1:00-1:55 pm

Tuition: $400*

 

Logic is the art of reasoning well—of learning to think God's thoughts after Him. In this book, the authors lay the proper foundation of reasoning in the truth of God and go on to train students in the crucial skills of defining terms, recognizing basic types of statements, arguing with syllogisms, arguing in ordinary language, and identifying informal fallacies.  This text, together with Intermediate Logic, provides students with a rigorous course in logic that will help them excel in every other subject they will study, from math and science to rhetoric and the humanities. I recommend purchasing the student and teacher books, the test booklets, and the DVDs – especially for the Intermediate book.   Feel free to buy used teacher manuals but the 5th edition gives the best instruction.

 

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Grammar 2 - IEW Fix It! - 2 Semesters - Wednesdays

Ages 13-16  - 2:00-2:55 pm

Tuition: $400*

 

Students who participate in this class will receive a review of basic English grammar principles.  We will cover parts of speech and sentence structures, purposes, and patterns.  In addition, we will learn to edit literature pieces from a well known classic as well as edit the students’ own papers.  Learning the skills of accurate correction, the students will learn to compassionately give feedback to each other and accept constructive advice.  Most of all, they will learn to understand what makes sentences and paragraphs clear, interesting, and precise. Understanding English grammar will open the students’ eyes to the grammatical patterns found in many languages and open doors to the studies of other languages.  In the spring we will practice timed writing pieces that incorporate the grammar they have learned as well as the grammar of an excellent essay applicable to SAT essays and college entrance essays.

 

  •  Fix It! Little Mermaid Book 4 Teacher Manual  ($19.00) The students’ book will be provided electronically and should be printed and placed in a binder. (For students who have already completed “Frog Prince” or have advanced experience with grammar)

  • Trivium Tables - English Grammar & Quid et Quo ($10 each)

 

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