U.S. Constitution & Gov (3rd-6th)

Teacher: Ashley Schooley

Description: This course works through the Good and Beautiful US Constitution and Government curriculum. We will use a variety of learning mediums, including videos, games, reading, and craft activities. Additionally, History Case Files will be used to walk students through how to critically think about bias, truth, facts, and primary sources. Access to short audio biographies that provide inspirational accounts of the lives of important men and women during the framing of the Constitution and constitutional amendments will also be apart of the course.

Class Length: 12 weeks

Homework: None

Prerequisites: None

Book: None

Supplies: Pencil, coloring materials

Fees: $10

 

Comm 101: Understanding & Being Understood (4th-6th)

Teacher: Becca Ruby

Description: This class will cover communication skills and practices that are useful for everybody! We’ll discuss what communication is and how to do it well. Class time will include some lecture, videos or skits to illustrate the point, role play to practice our skills, and in-class or short homework assignments (10-15 min) to solidify what we’re learning. (Assignments can be written or audio recorded.) Topics include but are not limited to understanding verbal and nonverbal cues, situational awareness, turn-taking in conversation, communication faux pats, effective listening and handling conflict.

Class Length: 12 weeks

Prerequisites: none

Homework: 0-30 minutes

Book: none

Supplies: Notebook or binder, paper, pencil

Fee: $2

Can You Solve the Mystery? (5th-8th)

Teacher: Amy Von Achen

Description: Each week, we will solve a new mystery! Students will be given a set of facts. Witnesses will be called and evidence will be presented. Students will work together to solve the mystery using logic, reasoning and teamwork! Logic puzzles and skill builders will be added as time allows to help students gain additional knowledge throughout the semester. We’ll have fun while building important communication, teamwork and thinking skills. No homework will be given in this class!

Class Length: 12 weeks

Prerequisites: None

Homework: None

Book: None

Supplies: Pencil or pen, folder, paper

Fees: $5

U.S. Constitution: Bill of Rights (5th-8th)

Teacher: Amy Von Achen

Description: We will learn about Amendments 1-10 to the Constitution. We’ll learn about the rights and freedoms given to citizens through the Bill of Rights. We will also look at important Supreme Court cases that have defined some of these rights. An attorney (and homeschool dad) will join us for a few class sessions to give insight into some of these cases.

Class Length: 12 weeks

Prerequisites: None

Homework: 0-30 minutes

Book: None

Supplies: Pencil or pen, folder, paper

Fees: $10

Christian Heroes Study (6th-8th)

Teacher: Leah Hendershot

Description: We’ll read 2 “Christian Heroes: Then and Now” books, discuss and do various activities to give a well-rounded understanding of the culture, geography, history, etc where the heroes lived and traveled.

Books needed this semester are: Corrie Ten Boom & William Booth. We’ll study William Booth first. (Christianbook, Thriftbooks or local bookstores are typically cheapest for these books. See links below.)

**PLEASE NOTE: Both books will cover difficult topics, may describe disturbing scenes and challenging images will possibly be shown (Holocaust prisoners, depravity during the Industrial Revolution in Europe, etc.)

For each book:

1. Outside of class: Read assigned chapters and take notes on interesting points and facts that were enjoyed. There may be additional work outside of class (like an interview, make a food, etc.)

2. In class: Discuss the chapter and notes. Do a combined activity, discussion or project.

3. There will be 2 projects due per book, for a total of 4 projects over the semester. I give a list of project suggestions at the beginning of class.

Class Length: 12 weeks, year long

Prerequisites: Ability and willingness to read 3-4 short chapters each week and do 2 small projects per book.

Homework: 1-2 hours

Book: Christian Heroes Then & Now: William Booth & Corrie Ten Boom

Supplies: 3-ring binder, Ticonderoga pencil & pencil sharpener.

Fee: $10

Street-Smart Civics (6th-8th)

Teacher: Leah Hendershot

Description: Have FUN while becoming Street Smart about all things Civics. We will use videos and worksheets from PragerU. We will learn about the branches of government, voting, local government offices, citizenship and federal vs. state governments.

Class Length: 12 weeks

Prerequisites: Willingness to participate in interactive questions.

Homework: None

Book: None

Supplies: Pencil & pencil sharpener

Fee: $5

Uncle Sam & You (6th-8th)

Teacher: Kaye Obermeyer

Description: This course in government and civics takes students on a guided tour of what elected officials and everyday citizens do to keep America running. Students will learn about government on the federal, state, and local levels; study American ideals and symbols; discover what it is like to be a fireman, a police officer, and the president of the United States; learn respect for their community, state, and country; and learn about the people who make our country work. Throughout the curriculum, students will learn about the rights and responsibilities of being a citizen.

Class Length: 16 weeks, year long

Prerequisites: none

Homework: 2-3 hours

Book: UNCLE SAM AND YOU Curriculum Package, the Student Workbook and the Lesson Review (order from NOTGRASS HISTORY, 1-800-211-8793)

Supplies: Pencil & notebook paper and the above curriculum package.

Fee: $30

Exploring Government (9th-12th)

Teacher: Kaye Obermeyer

Description: This is a one-semester course for High School students to explore the government of the United States from its beginning to the present with special emphasis on Biblical teachings about government and on the U.S. Constitution. Students will learn about the operations of federal, state, and local government, and about issues facing our nation today. As students understand the background, basis, and operation of American government on all levels, they will become better equipped to remain prayerful, thoughtful, and involved with regard to government.

Class Length: 16 weeks

Homework: 4 hours or more

Prerequisites: None

Book: The EXPLORING GOVERNMENT CURRICULUM PACKAGE and the STUDENT REVIEW PACK from NOTGRASS HISTORY, 1-800-211-8793.

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Supplies: Pencils, notebook paper and above curriculum package

Fees: $30