Government/Civics/English IVGrades 10 - 12
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2020-08-11 - 2021-05-15
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Tue: 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm
Cost: $375 / Annual
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History Goals Students will be using The Classical Historian American Government curriculum, which teaches students to think independently, make decisions, read, write, speak effectively, AND learn history rather than just memorizing useless facts. To earn a Civics credit in the Spring, students will complete hands-on activitie, analytical essays, and term paper/project that will put into practice what was learned in Governement and provide experience with their civic responsibilities as American citizens.
The Classical Historian uses a Five Step Method:
1. Students learn the Tools of the Historian.
2. Students are challenged with Open-Ended Questions.
3. Students research in a Variety of Secondary and Primary Sources.
4. Students engage in a Socratic Discussion.
5. Students write an Analytical Essay.
Literature/ Composition Goals: By the end of the course, students will:
-Possess a broad knowledge and development of British literature.
-Have specific understanding of selected representative texts by major authors of the periods studied.
-Have a general understanding of the historical and cultural contexts of the works.
-Be able to analyze literary texts through a Christian worldview and present thoughtfully developed ideas in writing.
-Demonstrate competence in essay organization, style, and mechanics through grammar review/practice, editing practice, essays, and a term paper.
For first semester composition, students are being asked to take Debate on Thursdays with Mrs. Griffin. This class will coincide with our Government topics and count as our composition.
This is a 2-hour class and the tuition is $375.
My name is Mrs. Erickson and I teach English, History, Creative Writing, and SAT/AP test prep. I was born and raised in Upstate NY and graduated from Houghton College with a BS in Christian Education. I also have a teaching certificate from the Evangelical Teacher Training Association in Christian Education. I have worked with all ages, from young children to adults, teaching Christian Education classes and tutoring students in Reading/English for 25+ years. I homeschooled my two boys in the Classical tradition throughout their schooling years and have taught in the classroom for about 12+ years. I have been married to my husband Mark for 28 years, and I am a grandmother to three grandchildren. I love to crochet, cross stitch, read, and spend time at home.