Intro to Presidents of the USA (3rd-8th)

Teacher: Ed Blanchette

Description: This course is intended to examine briefly the purpose of the executive branch of the United States and more directly the office of the president. This course will then examine the first 11 presidents of the United States and give a brief overview of their lives, time in office, achievements, contributions and controversies surrounding their term(s) {if any}. The goal of this class is to provide insight into the role of the president, learn from their impact on our country (history and direction) and inspire the students to seek to serve their nation.

Class Length: 12 weeks

Homework: 0-30 minutes

Prerequisites: none

Book: none

Supplies: A folder for assignments and handouts

Fee: $15

Uncle Sam & You (6th-8th)

Teacher: Kay Obermeyer

Description: Students will take a guided tour of what elected officials and everyday citizens do to keep America running. They will learn about government on the federal, state, and local levels; study American ideals and symbols; what it is like to be a fireman, a police officer, and the president of the United States of America; respect for our community, state, and country; and about their rights and responsibilities as a citizen.

Class Length: 16 weeks, year long

Prerequisites: none

Homework: 2-3 hours

Book: none

Supplies: Uncle Sam and You Curriculum Package, and the Student Workbook/Lesson Review books from Notgrass History, 1-800-211-8793. Pencil & notebook paper.

Fee: $30

Constitution Alive (9th-12th)

Teacher: Stephanie Lamkins

Description: Join Constitutional experts and advocates for the original intent of our founding documents, in this one-of-a-kind course on the meaning and purpose of the Constitution! You’ll go article-by-article through the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and learn about executive orders, recess appointments, the Electoral College, the powers of Congress and the President, freedom of religion, and much more.

Class Length: 16 weeks

Prerequisites: None

Homework: 0-30 minutes

Book: Constitution Alive! Workbook with Rick Green.

Supplies: Paper, pencil, above book and notebook.

Fees: $10

Exploring Government (9th-12th)

Teacher: Kaye Obermeyer

Description: Students will explore the government of the United States from its beginning to the present with special emphasis on the Biblical pattern for government and on the U.S. Constitution. They will learn about the operations of federal, state, and local government, and about issues facing our nation today. They will study the background, basis, and operation of American government on all levels so the students 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: Exploring Government Curriculum Package, and Student Review Pack from Notgrass History, 1-800-211-8793

Supplies: Pencils, notebook paper

Fees: $30

Trip Around the World (K-2nd)

Teacher: Vanessa McGuire

Class Length: 12 weeks

Description: In this class, we will use crafts and hands on activities to learn about different countries around the world. We will learn about their flags, customs, foods, and more!

Homework: None

Prerequisites: None

Book: None

Supplies:Pencil, crayons/colored pencils, glue, scissors

Fee: $5