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Join this high school geography course and study the world from a geo-political perspective.

Total classes:
12

Class dates: Mondays, January 24 to April 25, 2022 (No class Feb. 21 or April 11)

Starting time: 5:30 PM Eastern (4:30 Central, 3:30 Mountain, 2:30 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes per class

Prerequisite: Physical Geography is recommended but not required (available with Mr. Campbell as a recorded course through Unlimited Access)

Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th grade

Suggested credit: One full semester Geography, Political Geography, or Social Studies

Fee: $197 if you register on or before November 15, 2021. $217 after Nov. 15 for all 12 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: Mr. Phillip Campbell

Course description: Political geography will study the world from a geo-political perspective, focusing on educating students on the political boundaries and capitals of the countries of the world on a regional basis. Natural resources, regional topography, environment, economy, and culture will also be touched on.

Course outline:

Week 1: Geography Basics

Week 2: United States

Week 3: Canada

Week 4: Latin America

Week 5: Europe

Week 6: Russia

Week 7: Africa

Week 8: Southwest Asia

Week 9: South Asia

Week 10: East Asia

Week 11: Southeast Asia, Oceania, Antarctica

Week 12: Course Review

Course materials: Geography: Student Edition, 2012 by Holt McDougal, ISBN-13: 978-0547491103 (
https://amzn.to/37KXJTd or bookfinder.com).

Homework: Homework will consist of regular readings from the textbooks, online quizzes based on the text and lectures, and occasional work from the book. This course has a lot of reading. plan on spending 2.5 hours per week on homework outside of class time, most of which will be reading.

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Starts Starts: 1/24/2022 5:30 PM
Ends Ends: 4/25/2022 6:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 12
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 34 seats
Closed Enrollment
 
From Biblical times to today, come and take a deeper look at the historical and cultural effects of the idea of “the End of the World,” and learn how the history of “apocalypticism” has shaped present day cults, conspiracy theories, politicians, and beliefs.

Total classes:
6

Class dates: Mondays, Jan. 24 to Feb. 28, 2022.

Starting time: 2:30 PM Eastern (1:30 Central, 12:30 Mountain, 11:30 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes per class

Prerequisite: None

Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th grade.

Suggested credit: 1/2 semester History or Theology

Fee: $97 if you register on or before November 15, 2021. $117 after Nov. 15 for all 6 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: Kevin O’Brien

Course description: Both in the Old and New Testament the image of the End of Time (the Apocalypse, the Millenium) has influenced world history and culture…sometimes in good ways and sometimes in bad. In this course, we will examine the historical and cultural effects of the idea of the End of the World from Biblical times to the present day. Indeed, the idea of an imminent “millenium” is one of the most influential forces in today’s political struggles. Our goal is to have a better understanding of how the history of “apocalypticism” has shaped present day cults, conspiracy theories, politicians, and beliefs.

Course outline: 

  1. What is the End of the Age? Old and New Testament Visions of the Apocalypse.

  2. The Expectation of the Second Coming in early Christianity and in Early Heresies.

  3. The First “New Age” Religion - Joachim of Fiore (12th century) and Those Who Came After Him

  4. The Modern Millenium - the Millerites and the “Great Disappointment” - The End of the World that Never Happened

  5. Millenarianism in the Modern Evangelical Church - and Its Catholic Counterparts

  6. “Apocalypse Now” - Right Now! Present Day Cults, Sects and Conspiracy Theories inspired by the End of the World


Course materials: A History of the End of the World by Jonathan Kirsch. ISBN-10 : 0061349879 / ISBN-13 : 978-0061349874 (https://amzn.to/2Ne9J81)

Homework: Plan on about an hour’s worth of reading or research outside of class each week. We will have frequent quizzes and a final essay as well.

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Starts Starts: 1/24/2022 2:30 PM
Ends Ends: 2/28/2022 3:30 PM
Sessions Sessions: 6
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 25 seats
Closed Enrollment
 
Learn 13 more logical fallacies and develop the skills, tools, and habits of stepping back, analyzing a situation, and thinking logically and clearly. A must for all students!

Special Notes:
This is Part Two of a 2-part course. New students can be accepted midyear if they meet the prerequisite, have permission from the instructor, and there are available seats.

Total Classes: 12

Class Dates:
Tuesdays, January 25 to April 26, 2022. (No class March 1 or April 12)

Starting Time: 1:00 PM Eastern (12:00 Central, 11:00 Mountain, 10:00 Pacific)

Duration: 45 minutes

Prerequisite: Detecting Logical Fallacies, Part One or equivalent

Suggested Grade Level: 7th to 9th grade. Mature 6th grade or interested 10th grade students also welcomed.

Suggested Credit: One full semester Formal Logic

Fee: $177 if you register on or before November 15, 2021. $197 after Nov. 15 for all 12 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: Tammy Parker

Course Description: This course builds upon the skills and knowledge acquired in the course Detecting Logical Fallacies Part One and the idea that middle school is a great time to introduce formal logic. Your student continues the pursuit to combine the concrete with the abstract, utilizing a method that will lead them to further develop a habit of stepping back, analyzing a situation, and thinking logically. By cleverly completing this course, your student will solidify their grasp of the first 15 concepts and then learn the details surrounding 13 additional fallacies. Detecting Logical Fallacies Part Two will further your student’s ability to decipher, analyze, and contend with all 28 of them.

Course Outline:

Week 1: Course Preview and Review of Part 1

Week 2: Review of Parts 2 & 3

Week 3: Lessons 22 & 23

Week 4: Lessons 24 & 25

Week 5: Lessons 26 & 27

Week 6: Lesson 28 & Prep for Mid-Term

Week 7: Lessons 29 & 30

Week 8: Lessons 31 & 32

Week 9: Lessons 33 & 34

Week 10: Lessons 35 & 36

Week 11: Lessons 37 & 38

Week 12: Review & Prep for Final Exam

Course Materials:

Book: The Fallacy Detective (2009) ISBN-13: 978-0974531533 OR (2015) ISBN-13: 978-0974531571 (
https://amzn.to/3tKQS4K). Utilizing a used copy of any edition that contains all the lessons (even if the Lessons are numbered differently) is fine and often more affordable (see BookFinder.com).

This course will briefly review the first three parts and then cover the last two parts of this book.

Online: 
Quizlet.com (Free student accounts are available.)

Homework: Students will work on about two chapters per week. Parents should note that the answer key in the back of the textbook is for the student’s use to check themselves as practice for their weekly work and to prepare for the class discussions.

In addition to the Practice Questions in each Lesson of the book, there are Quizlet Terms/Definitions and computer tests: 4 Quizzes, a Mid-Term, and a Final Exam.
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Starts Starts: 1/25/2022 1:00 PM
Ends Ends: 4/26/2022 1:45 PM
Sessions Sessions: 12
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 28 seats
Closed Enrollment
 
In this careful study of Australia’s vibrant history, your student will begin with early indigenous prehistory and move through European discovery, colonialism, civil rights, the role of the Catholic Church, and more.

Note:
This course has changed time and dates.

Total classes: 12

Class dates: 
Tuesdays, January 25 to April 26, 2022 (No class March 1 or April 12)

Starting time: 1:00 PM Eastern (12:00 Central 11:00 AM Mountain 10:00 AM Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes per class

Prerequisite: None

Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th grade

Suggested credit: 1 full semester World History or Australian History

Fee: $187 USD if you register on or before November 15, 2021. $207 USD after Nov. 15 for all 12 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 USD surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: Mr. Phillip Campbell

Course description: This course is a general study of the political history of Australia. It will cover pre-European aboriginal culture and settlements, the arrival of Europeans, the colonization of Australia, the period of colonial self-government, the growth of Australian democracy towards Dominion status, Australia in world affairs, and contemporary issues in Australian society. We will also discuss the role of the Catholic Church in Australian history.

Course outline:

Week 1: Early Indigenous Prehistory

Week 2: European Discovery and Settlement

Week 3: The Establishment of the Colonies

Week 4: Colonial Society

Week 5: Colonial Self-Government

Week 6: The Commonwealth: 1901-1929

Week 7: The Commonwealth: 1929-1945

Week 8: The Liberal Age (1949-1972)

Week 9: The Indigenous Peoples’ Civil Rights Movement

Week 10: Labor Resurgence and Realignment (1972-1996)

Week 11: Australia in the post-Cold War era

Week 12: Contemporary Issues in Australian Society

Course materials: All course materials will be provided FREE by the instructor.

Homework: Homework will consist of weekly readings provided by the instructor as well as weekly online quizzes graded automatically by computer for immediate feedback to the student. Estimated time commitment per week is 1.5 hours outside of class.

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Starts Starts: 1/25/2022 1:00 PM
Ends Ends: 4/26/2022 2:00 PM
Sessions Sessions: 12
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 28 seats
Closed Enrollment
 
Continue learning how to think well while staying true to your values seize the opportunity to build and hone critical thinking skills: brainstorm, think scientifically, as well as list valid reasons, analyze opposing viewpoints, and examine the evidence. A worthwhile skill for all students!

Special Notes:
This is Part Two of a 2-part course. New students can be accepted midyear if they: meet the prerequisite, have permission from the instructor, and there are available seats.

Total Classes:
12

Class Dates: Thursdays, January 27 to April 28, 2022. (No class March 3 or Apr. 14)

Starting Time:
1:00 PM Eastern (12:00 Central, 11:00 Mountain, 10:00 Pacific)

Duration: 45 minutes

Prerequisite: Thinking Well: Conscientious Critical Thinking, Part One or equivalent.

Suggested Grade Level: 7th to 9th grade. Interested 10th grade students are also welcomed.

Suggested Credit: One full semester Formal Logic

Fee: $177 if you register on or before November 15, 2021. $197 after Nov. 15 for all 12 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: Tammy Parker

Course Description: This course will expand your student's critical thinking skills with methods and tools for brainstorming and thinking scientifically (including the scientific method). They will also review Part One's abilities and devices. Your student continues in the context of their values pursuit of combining the abstract with the concrete to develop a habit of stepping back, analyzing a situation, and thinking logically. By effectively and systematically completing both parts of Thinking Well: Conscientious Critical Thinking, your student will have the opportunity to hone these critical thinking skills: list valid reasons, analyze opposing viewpoints, systematically examine the evidence, brainstorm well, and think scientifically.

Course Outline:

Week 1: Course Preview & Book Part 1 Review

Week 2: Book Part 2 Review

Week 3: Lessons 22 & 23

Week 4: Lessons 24 & 25

Week 5: Lessons 26 & 27

Week 6: Prep for Mid-Term

Week 7: Lessons 28 & 29

Week 8: Lessons 30 & 31

Week 9: Lessons 32 & 33

Week 10: Lesson 34

Week 11: Lesson 35

Week 12: Review & Prep for Final Exam

Course Materials:

Book: The Thinking Toolbox (2005) ISBN-13: 978-0974531519 (
https://amzn.to/3f2n3IN). Utilizing a used copy of THIS edition is fine and often more affordable (see BookFinder.com). Other editions will NOT work well with this class.

This course will review the first part of the book and then cover in detail Lessons 22-33.

Online: 
Quizlet.com (Free student accounts are available.)

Homework: Students will work on one to two chapters per week. Parents should note that the answer key in the back of this book is for the student’s use to check themselves as practice for their weekly work.

Besides the Practice Questions in each Lesson of the book, there are Quizlet Terms/Definitions and computer tests: 4 Quizzes, a Mid-Term, and a Final Exam.
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Starts Starts: 1/27/2022 1:00 PM
Ends Ends: 4/28/2022 1:45 PM
Sessions Sessions: 12
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: Closed
Class Size Class size: 28 seats
Closed Enrollment
 
Join us as we travel to Hawaii and learn about the life of Father Damien, who gave his all to bring comfort and the Gospel to the lepers of Molokai. This course is based on one of the Vision Series books from Ignatius Press. You will learn about history hand in hand with literature, and you will have the opportunity to share what you learned through a final project.

Special notes:
This is part three of a 4-part course series. Students can sign up for just one, all four, or anywhere in between.

Total Classes: 6

Class Dates: Mondays, January 31, 2022 to March 14, 2022. (No class February 21, 2022.)

Starting Time: 10:00 AM Eastern (9:00 Central, 8:00 Mountain, 7:00 Pacific)

Duration: 45 minutes

Prerequisite: None

Suggested Grade Level: 5th to 8th grade

Suggested Credit: 1/2 semester Literature or History (Register for Padre Pro Mexican Hero: Living History Through Literature for one full semester of credit).

Fee: $99 if you register on or before November 15, 2021. $119 if you register after Nov. 15 for all 6 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: Jackie de Laveaga, M.Ed.

Course Description: Living History Through Literature is a project-based course series that weaves the study of literature into a meaningful and engaging encounter with a specific era of history. In this course, we meet the saintly Fr. Damien, who in 1872 went to the Hawaiian island of Molokai, where lepers had been exiled to live in miserable surroundings. Damien earned the trust of the lepers, and his appeals for help resonated throughout the world. He spent his life caring for all the needs of the outcast lepers, and even after Damien himself contracted leprosy he carried on working for his "fellow lepers" to the end.

Students will study the historical context of the novel and participate in engaging literature discussions. In this project-based course, students will engage in short quizzes and in projects of their choice. Project options will include fiction writing, preparing period-specific food and/or costumes, creating classic art remakes, recreating scenes from the novel (Legos, clay, K’nex, digital drawing, hand-drawing, etc.), building a timeline, mapping, and more.

Course Outline:

Class 1: Overview of Historical Context and Novel Introduction

Class 2: Literature Discussion Project Introduction

Class 3: Literature Discussion Cultural Overview

Class 4: Literature Discussion Fiction Writing Tips

Class 5: Literature Discussion Final Project Instructions

Class 6 Literature Analysis and Historical Connections Student Project Showcase

Course Materials: Father Damien and the Bells, by Leonard Fisher and Elizabeth Sheehan, ISBN-10: 1586170333 or ISBN-13: 978-1586170332 (
https://www.ignatius.com/Father-Damien-and-the-Bells-P709.aspx). Purchase new from your favorite Catholic bookseller or used at BookFinder.com. Your student will need PowerPoint or Google Slides (available free online) to create a final project.

Homework: Weekly quizzes and reading assignments. Each week, students will work on one project-based assignment that will culminate in a final novel project submission. Homework (including novel reading) will take 1.5 to 3 hours per week. Parents are encouraged to support younger students by reading texts aloud and helping with project planning and execution.

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Starts Starts: 1/31/2022 10:00 AM
Ends Ends: 3/14/2022 10:45 AM
Sessions Sessions: 6
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 9 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 28 seats
 
Welcome!
Introduction
Welcome to the Grade School Multi-Subject Unit Study Program for 3rd through 6th grade students designed to simplify and streamline your home education experience. Through an integrated literature-based curriculum, your family receives clearly laid out directions for the parent(s), hands-on project-based activities for students, and a once-a-week touch-base LIVE class where discussion, sharing, and learning take place.

How it Works
Each full year is segmented into two parts occurring in the fall and spring incorporating History, Science, Language Arts, Art, and Religion to learn all subjects together in a unit that coordinates and dovetails into one harmonized year of learning.

Your Program Description
The Four-Year Sequence
The entire program spans a four-year sequence based on the four volumes of TAN Books’ History series, The Story of Civilization. The four years of study include...

Year One: Ancient History (Volume 1, Story of Civilization)
Available both as live, interactive and as recorded, independent-learning (Unlimited Access) courses this school year (2021/2022).

Year Two: Medieval History (Volume 2, Story of Civilization)
Available as recorded, independent-learning courses through Unlimited Access for this school year (2021/2022). Will be available again as live, interactive courses the following school year (2022/2023).

Year Three: The Making of the Modern World History (Volume 3, Story of Civilization)
Available as live, interactive courses this school year (2021/2022). Will be available as recorded, independent-learning courses after March 15, 2022 through Unlimited Access. Note: The Making of the Modern World is primarily a history of Europe, with details about US History interwoven as needed. See Year Four for a focus specifically on the history of the United States.

Year Four: The History of the United States (Volume 4, Story of Civilization)
Will be taught live the following school year (2022/2023). Will be available as a recorded, independent-learning course through Unlimited Access after March 15, 2023.

Coordination with the Middle and High School Programs
Coordinate Learning, Simplify Teaching
Your older students can also get both LIVE, interactive courses and/or recorded, independent-learning courses here at Homeschool Connections courses that cover the same historical era as this program, so your elementary through high school students can study the same four-year historical sequence together.

All Students, Same Subjects
Follow the resources provided here to make learning more concise, focused, and unified across all of your family’s learning experience. When you give your middle and high school students courses in the same areas of History, Literature, and Science, you create a full, multi-grade study of the same era in your homeschool. For choosing middle and high school courses, guidance is given for what courses “match” and what courses are available in both LIVE and recorded formats.

Visit “The Four Year Cycle” article for more information here:
http://homeschoolconnectionsonline.blogspot.com/search/label/4-Year%20Cycle.

Your Learning and Course Formats
Your Year-Long, Two Semester Program
The year-long program is taught in two parts: Part One in the Fall Semester (12 weeks) Part Two in the Spring Semester (12 weeks). Sign your children up for both parts, to create a complete year of learning.

The “Flipped Classroom”
The Grade School Unit Study Program uses a “flipped classroom” approach in a four-day-week course of study: families watch teacher-created videos and work together on interactive lessons (guided materials and instruction). In addition to home learning, the once-a-week LIVE online class “becomes the place to work through problems, advance concepts, and engage in collaborative learning” (The Flipped Classroom, 
https://www.educationnext.org/the-flipped-classroom/).

Daily Activities
Families are provided with daily lessons, checklists, videos, and other resources and learning materials. Each week starts with a LIVE, twenty-five-minute online class meeting for parents and students together with the instructor.

Class Meetings
During each weekly class meeting, students discuss the past week’s readings, play games to reinforce the week’s learning, and have the opportunity to share project work and poetry recitation on camera.

Your Instructor
Jackie de Laveaga, M.Ed.
Your instructor for the Grade School Unit Study program is Mrs. Jackie de Laveaga. Mrs. de Laveaga holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in English and Secondary Education and a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree with an emphasis in Language Arts Instruction. Her career and her experience include teaching online middle school and high school courses in writing, journalism, and humanities – as well as teaching live courses in literature, history, composition, and drama to students in grades 1 through college. Mrs. de Laveaga has loved homeschooling and learning alongside her five children two have graduated from college and married, one is in college, and two of her children are at home. You can reach Mrs. de Laveaga by email at 
hsc@delaveaga.app.

MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD: Reformation (1500s) to the 21st Century

Choosing Your LIVE Class Time

Your Class Times and Schedule

All LIVE, interactive classes meet on Mondays.

9:00 AM Eastern (8:00 Central 7:00 Mountain 6:00 Pacific)

Making of the Modern World, Part Two

Spring 2022 (Part 2 of 2)

(12 weeks)

Class Dates: Classes begin January 31, 2022 and continue through May 2, 2022. (No class February 21, 2022 or April 11, 2022.)

Multiple students per family: Siblings can watch the sessions and complete the automated quizzes FREE. However, only enrolled students may submit and receive teacher grading on select assignments. To receive teacher grading for additional students, enroll each additional student independently.

LIVE Class Duration:  25 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of student sharing on camera (off recording)

Fee: $259 if you register on or before November 15, 2021. $279 after Nov. 15 for all 12 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Subjects: The Making of the Modern World

Your List of Subjects Scheduled for the Four School Days (Per Week)

* History (45-60 minutes per day)

* Literature (45-60 minutes per day)

* Greek & Latin Roots (10-15 minutes per day)

* Poetry Memorization (10-15 minutes per day)

* Creative Writing (60-90 minutes per week)

* Geography (60 minutes per week)

* Science (60-90 minutes per week)

* Solo Reading (time varies per family choice suggested 30-60 minutes per day)

* Project Work (time varies per family choice suggested 60-90 minutes per week)

Core Texts: The Making of the Modern World

Getting Your Texts/Books

The same texts are used for all three parts of the series.

New or used copies of the texts will work for use in this course. See BookFinder.com for the best prices.

Choosing Prices: The price range after each title reflects the lowest price (Kindle edition or used edition) to the highest price range (new and/or hardback edition).

Total Price: The low-cost options for these books can total approximately $79 and the highest cost options (all new/hardback) would cost approximately $200.

Text and Year Overlap: Some of the Medieval books will also be used in Year Three (Making of the Modern World).

Your Book List: The Making of the Modern World

Purchase the following books for the school year:

· The Story of Civilization (TSoC), Volume 3: The Making of the Modern World by Phillip Campbell, (ISBN-978-1-5051-0982-5) (All Year) ($10-$25) Note: Supplementary TSoC Student and Teacher texts and Audio/Video products are optional. We recommend you consider adding supplementary texts (as well as audio and video materials) as tools for further engagement.

· Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day by J. Fulbright. (ISBN-13: 978-1932012736 ISBN-10: 1932012737) (All Year) ($15-$35)

· Saints & Heroes by Ethel Pochocki (ISBN-10: 11932350519 ISBN-13: 978-1932350517) (All Year) ($5-$12)

· Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne (any unabridged version) (All Year) ($5-$16).

· English from the Roots Up, Volumes 1 and 2 by Joegil Lundquist. (Vol 1: ISBN-13: 978-1885942128 ISBN-10: 1885942125 Vol 2: ISBN-13: 978-1885942302ISBN-10: 1885942303). Any new or used volume works. Students have a choice to study Vol 1 roots, Vol 2 roots, or both. Many families only buy the premade flashcards rather than the book and flashcards, and this serves to be enough to study and take course quizzes. Choose the resource that works best for your family. (All Year) ($15+)

· St. Phillip of the Joyous Heart by Francis X. Connolly (ISBN-10: 0898704316 ISBN-13: 978-0898704310) (Fall 2021) ($8-$12)

· Madeleine Takes Command by Ethel Brill (ISBN-10: 1883937175 ISBN-13 : 978-1883937171) (Fall 2021) ($6-$15)

· The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, by Avi. (ISBN-10: 0545477115 ISBN-13: 978-0545477116 (Winter Break 2022) ($5-$10)

· The Children of Fatima by Mary Fabyan Windeatt. (ISBN-10: 0895554194 ISBN-13: 978-0895554192). (Spring 2022) ($2-$12)

· The Winged Watchman by Hilda Van Stockum. (ISBN-10: 1883937078 ISBN 13: 978-1883937072 (Spring 2022, Course 3) ($7-$15)

Helpful Additions: The Making of the Modern World

These tools will help your homeschool journey in this unit study, but they will not be assigned.

Around the World coloring book (Dover History Coloring Book) by Winky Adam (ISBN-10: 0486439836 ISBN-13: 978-0486439839). (All Year) ($5)

Any World Map to hang in your home. Students will have fun tracking the journey of Phineas Fog as we read Around the World in 80 Days.


Frequently Asked Questions: Grade School Multi-Subject Unit Study

What role does the parent play?

In this unit study program, the parent’s role is to…

1. Schedule and implement the course material for your student into the daily school life in the home.

2. Schedule and engage in read-aloud time.

3. Grade some of the materials and work (approximately 30-60 minutes per week, depending on family choice of enrichment activities).

4. Attend one live class session with your student(s) each week.

What’s included in the course?

Enrolled families will receive…

1. A weekly checklist of activities and assignments and a timeline template

2. A suggested daily schedule for the four-day school week

3. Short instructional videos to enrich the study of history, science, creative

writing, art, and literature

4. A list of optional supplementary books for solo reading for multiple grade levels

5. The weekly submission and grading of 1-2 assignments

6. A LIVE class meeting each week with the instructor to discuss material studied and to offer students an opportunity to share work or recitations on camera (off-recording)

What assignments are graded by the teacher?

Enrolled students will have one to two assignments per week that are submitted for a grade. The assignment type alternates between project work (various subjects), auto-graded quizzes, and Language Arts assignments.

Questions?

We’re happy to help!

Simply email homeschoolconnections@gmail.com, or call Toll Free, 1-888-372-4757, and we’ll get right back to you with answers!


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Starts Starts: 1/31/2022 9:00 AM
Ends Ends: 5/2/2022 9:30 AM
Sessions Sessions: 12
Pricing Pricing:
Location Location:
Status Status: 6 open seats left
Class Size Class size: 29 seats
 
Welcome!
Introduction
Welcome to the Grade School Multi-Subject Unit Study Program for 3rd through 6th grade students designed to simplify and streamline your home education experience. Through an integrated literature-based curriculum, your family receives clearly laid out directions for the parent(s), hands-on project-based activities for students, and a once-a-week touch-base LIVE class where discussion, sharing, and learning take place.

How it Works
Each full year is segmented into two parts occurring in the fall and spring incorporating History, Science, Language Arts, Art, and Religion to learn all subjects together in a unit that coordinates and dovetails into one harmonized year of learning.

Your Program Description
The Four-Year Sequence
The entire program spans a four-year sequence based on the four volumes of TAN Books’ History series, The Story of Civilization. The four years of study include...

Year One: Ancient History (Volume 1, Story of Civilization)
Available both as live, interactive and as recorded, independent-learning (Unlimited Access) courses this school year (2021/2022).

Year Two: Medieval History (Volume 2, Story of Civilization)
Available as recorded, independent-learning courses through Unlimited Access for this school year (2021/2022). Will be available again as live, interactive courses the following school year (2022/2023).

Year Three: The Making of the Modern World History (Volume 3, Story of Civilization)
Available as live, interactive courses this school year (2021/2022). Will be available as recorded, independent-learning courses after March 15, 2022 through Unlimited Access. Note: The Making of the Modern World is primarily a history of Europe, with details about US History interwoven as needed. See Year Four for a focus specifically on the history of the United States.

Year Four: The History of the United States (Volume 4, Story of Civilization)
Will be taught live the following school year (2022/2023). Will be available as a recorded, independent-learning course through Unlimited Access after March 15, 2023.

Coordination with the Middle and High School Programs
Coordinate Learning, Simplify Teaching
Your older students can also get both LIVE, interactive courses and/or recorded, independent-learning courses here at Homeschool Connections courses that cover the same historical era as this program, so your elementary through high school students can study the same four-year historical sequence together.

All Students, Same Subjects
Follow the resources provided here to make learning more concise, focused, and unified across all of your family’s learning experience. When you give your middle and high school students courses in the same areas of History, Literature, and Science, you create a full, multi-grade study of the same era in your homeschool. For choosing middle and high school courses, guidance is given for what courses “match” and what courses are available in both LIVE and recorded formats.

Visit “The Four Year Cycle” article for more information here:
http://homeschoolconnectionsonline.blogspot.com/search/label/4-Year%20Cycle.

Your Learning and Course Formats
Your Year-Long, Two Semester Program
The year-long program is taught in two parts: Part One in the Fall Semester (12 weeks) Part Two in the Spring Semester (12 weeks). Sign your children up for both parts, to create a complete year of learning.

The “Flipped Classroom”
The Grade School Unit Study Program uses a “flipped classroom” approach in a four-day-week course of study: families watch teacher-created videos and work together on interactive lessons (guided materials and instruction). In addition to home learning, the once-a-week LIVE online class “becomes the place to work through problems, advance concepts, and engage in collaborative learning” (The Flipped Classroom, 
https://www.educationnext.org/the-flipped-classroom/).

Daily Activities
Families are provided with daily lessons, checklists, videos, and other resources and learning materials. Each week starts with a LIVE, twenty-five-minute online class meeting for parents and students together with the instructor.

Class Meetings
During each weekly class meeting, students discuss the past week’s readings, play games to reinforce the week’s learning, and have the opportunity to share project work and poetry recitation on camera.

Your Instructor
Jackie de Laveaga, M.Ed.
Your instructor for the Grade School Unit Study program is Mrs. Jackie de Laveaga. Mrs. de Laveaga holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in English and Secondary Education and a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree with an emphasis in Language Arts Instruction. Her career and her experience include teaching online middle school and high school courses in writing, journalism, and humanities – as well as teaching live courses in literature, history, composition, and drama to students in grades 1 through college. Mrs. de Laveaga has loved homeschooling and learning alongside her five children two have graduated from college and married, one is in college, and two of her children are at home. You can reach Mrs. de Laveaga by email at 
hsc@delaveaga.app.

MAKING OF THE MODERN WORLD: Reformation (1500s) to the 21st Century

Choosing Your LIVE Class Time

Your Class Times and Schedule

All LIVE, interactive classes meet on Mondays.

12:00 PM Eastern (11:00 Central 10:00 Mountain 9:00 Pacific)

Making of the Modern World, Part Two

Spring 2022 (Part 2 of 2)

(12 weeks)

Class Dates: Classes begin January 31, 2022 and continue through May 2, 2022. (No class February 21, 2022 or April 11, 2022.)

Multiple students per family: Siblings can watch the sessions and complete the automated quizzes FREE. However, only enrolled students may submit and receive teacher grading on select assignments. To receive teacher grading for additional students, enroll each additional student independently.

LIVE Class Duration:  25 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of student sharing on camera (off recording)

Fee: $259 if you register on or before November 15, 2021. $279 after Nov. 15 for all 12 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Subjects: The Making of the Modern World

Your List of Subjects Scheduled for the Four School Days (Per Week)

* History (45-60 minutes per day)

* Literature (45-60 minutes per day)

* Greek & Latin Roots (10-15 minutes per day)

* Poetry Memorization (10-15 minutes per day)

* Creative Writing (60-90 minutes per week)

* Geography (60 minutes per week)

* Science (60-90 minutes per week)

* Solo Reading (time varies per family choice suggested 30-60 minutes per day)

* Project Work (time varies per family choice suggested 60-90 minutes per week)

Core Texts: The Making of the Modern World

Getting Your Texts/Books

The same texts are used for all three parts of the series.

New or used copies of the texts will work for use in this course. See BookFinder.com for the best prices.

Choosing Prices: The price range after each title reflects the lowest price (Kindle edition or used edition) to the highest price range (new and/or hardback edition).

Total Price: The low-cost options for these books can total approximately $79 and the highest cost options (all new/hardback) would cost approximately $200.

Text and Year Overlap: Some of the Medieval books will also be used in Year Three (Making of the Modern World).

Your Book List: The Making of the Modern World

Purchase the following books for the school year:

· The Story of Civilization (TSoC), Volume 3: The Making of the Modern World by Phillip Campbell, (ISBN-978-1-5051-0982-5) (All Year) ($10-$25) Note: Supplementary TSoC Student and Teacher texts and Audio/Video products are optional. We recommend you consider adding supplementary texts (as well as audio and video materials) as tools for further engagement.

· Exploring Creation with Zoology 2: Swimming Creatures of the Fifth Day by J. Fulbright. (ISBN-13: 978-1932012736 ISBN-10: 1932012737) (All Year) ($15-$35)

· Saints & Heroes by Ethel Pochocki (ISBN-10: 11932350519 ISBN-13: 978-1932350517) (All Year) ($5-$12)

· Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne (any unabridged version) (All Year) ($5-$16).

· English from the Roots Up, Volumes 1 and 2 by Joegil Lundquist. (Vol 1: ISBN-13: 978-1885942128 ISBN-10: 1885942125 Vol 2: ISBN-13: 978-1885942302ISBN-10: 1885942303). Any new or used volume works. Students have a choice to study Vol 1 roots, Vol 2 roots, or both. Many families only buy the premade flashcards rather than the book and flashcards, and this serves to be enough to study and take course quizzes. Choose the resource that works best for your family. (All Year) ($15+)

· St. Phillip of the Joyous Heart by Francis X. Connolly (ISBN-10: 0898704316 ISBN-13: 978-0898704310) (Fall 2021) ($8-$12)

· Madeleine Takes Command by Ethel Brill (ISBN-10: 1883937175 ISBN-13 : 978-1883937171) (Fall 2021) ($6-$15)

· The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle, by Avi. (ISBN-10: 0545477115 ISBN-13: 978-0545477116 (Winter Break 2022) ($5-$10)

· The Children of Fatima by Mary Fabyan Windeatt. (ISBN-10: 0895554194 ISBN-13: 978-0895554192). (Spring 2022) ($2-$12)

· The Winged Watchman by Hilda Van Stockum. (ISBN-10: 1883937078 ISBN 13: 978-1883937072 (Spring 2022, Course 3) ($7-$15)

Helpful Additions: The Making of the Modern World

These tools will help your homeschool journey in this unit study, but they will not be assigned.

Around the World coloring book (Dover History Coloring Book) by Winky Adam (ISBN-10: 0486439836 ISBN-13: 978-0486439839). (All Year) ($5)

Any World Map to hang in your home. Students will have fun tracking the journey of Phineas Fog as we read Around the World in 80 Days.


Frequently Asked Questions: Grade School Multi-Subject Unit Study

What role does the parent play?

In this unit study program, the parent’s role is to…

1. Schedule and implement the course material for your student into the daily school life in the home.

2. Schedule and engage in read-aloud time.

3. Grade some of the materials and work (approximately 30-60 minutes per week, depending on family choice of enrichment activities).

4. Attend one live class session with your student(s) each week.

What’s included in the course?

Enrolled families will receive…

1. A weekly checklist of activities and assignments and a timeline template

2. A suggested daily schedule for the four-day school week

3. Short instructional videos to enrich the study of history, science, creative

writing, art, and literature

4. A list of optional supplementary books for solo reading for multiple grade levels

5. The weekly submission and grading of 1-2 assignments

6. A LIVE class meeting each week with the instructor to discuss material studied and to offer students an opportunity to share work or recitations on camera (off-recording)

What assignments are graded by the teacher?

Enrolled students will have one to two assignments per week that are submitted for a grade. The assignment type alternates between project work (various subjects), auto-graded quizzes, and Language Arts assignments.

Questions?

We’re happy to help!

Simply email homeschoolconnections@gmail.com, or call Toll Free, 1-888-372-4757, and we’ll get right back to you with answers!


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Welcome!
Introduction
Welcome to the Grade School Multi-Subject Unit Study Program for 3rd through 6th grade students designed to simplify and streamline your home education experience. Through an integrated literature-based curriculum, your family receives clearly laid out directions for the parent(s), hands-on project-based activities for students, and a once-a-week touch-base LIVE class where discussion, sharing, and learning take place.

How it Works
Each full year is segmented into two parts occurring in the fall and spring incorporating History, Science, Language Arts, Art, and Religion to learn all subjects together in a unit that coordinates and dovetails into one harmonized year of learning.

Your Program Description
The Four-Year Sequence
The entire program spans a four-year sequence based on the four volumes of TAN Books’ History series, The Story of Civilization. The four years of study include...

Year One: Ancient History (Volume 1, Story 
of Civilization)
Available both as live, interactive and as recorded, independent-learning (Unlimited Access) courses this school year (2021/2022).

Year Two: Medieval History (Volume 2, Story of Civilization)
Available as recorded, independent-learning courses through Unlimited Access for this school year (2021/2022). Will be available again as live, interactive courses the following school year (2022/2023).

Year Three: 
The Making of the Modern World History (Volume 3, Story of Civilization)
Available as live, interactive courses this school year (2021/2022). Will be available as recorded, independent-learning courses after March 15, 2022 through Unlimited Access. Note: The Making of the Modern World is primarily a history of Europe, with details about US History interwoven as needed. See Year Four for a focus specifically on the history of the United States.

Year Four: The History of the United States (Volume 4, Story of Civilization)
Will be taught live the following school year (2022/2023). Will be available as a recorded, independent-learning course through Unlimited Access after March 15, 2023.

Coordination with the Middle and High School Programs
Coordinate Learning, Simplify Teaching
Your older students can also get both LIVE, interactive courses and/or recorded, independent-learning courses here at Homeschool Connections courses that cover the same historical era as this program, so your elementary through high school students can study the same four-year historical sequence together.

All Students, Same Subjects
Follow the resources provided here to make learning more concise, focused, and unified across all of your family’s learning experience. When you give your middle and high school students courses in the same areas of History, Literature, and Science, you create a full, multi-grade study of the same era in your homeschool. For choosing middle and high school courses, guidance is given for what courses “match” and what courses are available in both LIVE and recorded formats.

Visit “The Four Year Cycle” article for more information here:
http://homeschoolconnectionsonline.blogspot.com/search/label/4-Year%20Cycle.

Your Learning and Course Formats

Your Year-Long, Two Semester Program
The year-long program is taught in two parts: Part One in the Fall Semester (12 weeks) Part Two in the Spring Semester (12 weeks). Sign your children up for both parts, to create a complete year of learning.

The “Flipped Classroom”
The Grade School Unit Study Program uses a “flipped classroom” approach in a four-day-week course of study: families watch teacher-created videos and work together on interactive lessons (guided materials and instruction). In addition to home learning, the once-a-week LIVE online class “becomes the place to work through problems, advance concepts, and engage in collaborative learning” (The Flipped Classroom, 
https://www.educationnext.org/the-flipped-classroom/).

Daily Activities
Families are provided with daily lessons, checklists, videos, and other resources and learning materials. Each week starts with a LIVE, twenty-five-minute online class meeting for parents and students together with the instructor.

Class Meetings
During each weekly class meeting, students discuss the past week’s readings, play games to reinforce the week’s learning, and have the opportunity to share project work and poetry recitation on camera.

Your Instructor
Jackie de Laveaga, M.Ed.
Your instructor for the Grade School Unit Study program is Mrs. Jackie de Laveaga. Mrs. de Laveaga holds a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in English and Secondary Education and a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree with an emphasis in Language Arts Instruction. Her career and her experience include teaching online middle school and high school courses in writing, journalism, and humanities – as well as teaching live courses in literature, history, composition, and drama to students in grades 1 through college. Mrs. de Laveaga has loved homeschooling and learning alongside her five children two have graduated from college and married, one is in college, and two of her children are at home. You can reach Mrs. de Laveaga by email at 
hsc@delaveaga.app.

THE ANCIENT WORLD: Dawn of History to the Conversion of Constantine (300 A.D.)

Your LIVE Class Time
Your Class Time and Schedule

All LIVE, interactive classes meet on Mondays, 11:00 AM Eastern (10:00 Central 9:00 Mountain 8:00 Pacific)

The Ancient World, Part Two

Spring 2022 (Part 2 of 2)

(12 weeks)

Class Dates: Classes begin January 31, 2022 and continue through May 2, 2022. (No class February 21, 2022 or April 11, 2022.)

Multiple students per family: Siblings can watch the sessions and complete the automated quizzes FREE. However, only enrolled students may submit and receive teacher grading on select assignments. To receive teacher grading for additional students, enroll each additional student independently.

LIVE Class Duration:  25 minutes, followed by 15 minutes of student sharing on camera (off recording)

Fee: $259 if you register on or before November 15, 2021. $279 after Nov. 15 for all 12 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)


Subjects: The Ancient World

Your List of Subjects Scheduled for the Four School Days (Per Week)

* History (45-60 minutes per day)

* Literature (45-60 minutes per day)

* Greek & Latin Roots (10-15 minutes per day)

* Poetry Memorization (10-15 minutes per day)

* Creative Writing (60-90 minutes per week)

* Geography (60 minutes per week)

* Science (60-90 minutes per week)

* Solo Reading (time varies per family choice suggested 30-60 minutes per day)

* Project Work (time varies per family choice suggested 60-90 minutes per week)

Core Texts: The Ancient World

Getting Your Texts/Books

The same texts are used for all three parts of the series.
● New or used copies of the texts will work for use in this course. See BookFinder.com for the best used prices.
Choosing Prices: The price range after each title reflects the lowest price (Kindle edition or used edition) to the highest price range (new and/or hardback edition).
Total Price: The low-cost options for these books can total approximately $79 and the highest cost options (all new/hardback) would cost approximately $200.
Text and Year Overlap: Some of the Medieval books will also be used in Year Three (Making of the Modern World).

Your Book List: The Ancient World

Purchase the following books for the school year:

· The Story of Civilization (TSoC), Volume 1: The Ancient World by Phillip Campbell, (ISBN-10: 1505105668 ISBN-13: 978-1505105667) (*$12-$25) (All Year) Note: Supplementary TSoC Student and Teacher texts and Audio/Video products are optional. Depending upon your budget, we recommend adding supplementary texts as tools for further engagement.

· Archimedes and the Door of Science, by Jeanne Bendick. (ISBN-10: 9781883937126 ISBN-13: 978-1883937126) $5-$13) (Fall 2021)

· D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths, by Ingri and Edgar d’Aulaire (ISBN-10: 9780440406945 ISBN-13: 978-0440406945 ($5-20) (All Year)

· Around the Year Once Upon a Time Saints, by Ethel Pochocki (ISBN-10: 1932350268 ISBN-13: 978-1932350265) ($10-$17)) (All Year)

· Detectives in Togas, by Henry Winterfeld, (ISBN-10: 0152162801 ISBN-13: 978-0152162801) ($3-$13) (Fall 2021)

· Mystery of the Roman Ransom by Henry Winterfeld (ISBN-10 : 0152162682 ISBN-13 : 978-0152162689) ($8) (Winter Break 2022)

· St. Paul the Apostle, by Mary Fabyan Windeatt (ISBN: 9780895554260) ($8-16) (Spring 2022)

· Galen and the Gateway to Medicine, by Jeanne Bendick (ISBN: 9781883937751 ISBN-10: 1883937752) ($9-$15) (Spring 2022)

· English from the Roots Up, Vol 1. by Joegil K. Lundquist (ISBN: 0-9643210-3-3) ($10-$40) Any new or used volume works. Many families only buy the premade flashcards rather than the book and flashcards, and this serves to be enough to study and take course quizzes. Choose the resource that works best for your family. (All Year) ($15+)


Frequently Asked Questions: Grade School Multi-Subject Unit Study

What role does the parent play?

In this unit study program, the parent’s role is to…

1. Schedule and implement the course material for your student into the daily school life in the home.

2. Schedule and engage in read-aloud time.

3. Grade some of the materials and work (approximately 30-60 minutes per week, depending on family choice of enrichment activities).

4. Attend one live class session with your student(s) each week.

What’s included in the course?

Enrolled families will receive…

1. A weekly checklist of activities and assignments and a timeline template

2. A suggested daily schedule for the four-day school week

3. Short instructional videos to enrich the study of history, science, creative

writing, art, and literature

4. A list of optional supplementary books for solo reading for multiple grade levels

5. The weekly submission and grading of 1-2 assignments

6. A LIVE class meeting each week with the instructor to discuss material studied and to offer students an opportunity to share work or recitations on camera (off-recording)

What assignments are graded by the teacher?

Enrolled students will have one to two assignments per week that are submitted for a grade. The assignment type alternates between project work (various subjects), auto-graded quizzes, and Language Arts assignments.

Questions?

We’re happy to help!

Simply email homeschoolconnections@gmail.com, or call Toll Free, 1-888-372-4757, and we’ll get right back to you with answers!

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We know as Catholics that God is Love. Guided by great Christian writers and philosophers, learn what it means to love, why it is central to our faith, and how we can live it out each day.
Total classes: 12

Class dates: Tuesdays, Feb. 1 to April 26, 2022. No meeting April 12 for Holy Week.

Starting time: 2:30 pm Eastern (1:30 Central, 12:30 Mountain, 11:30 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes

Prerequisite: None

Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th grade

Suggested high school credit: One full semester Literature, Theology, or Philosophy

Fee: $197 if you register on or before November 15, 2021. $217 after Nov. 15 for all 12 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: Kevin O’Brien

Course description: We know as Catholics that “God is love.” We also know that it is our obligation to love God and to love our neighbors. We know that love, especially the sacrificial love of Christ on the cross, is central to the meaning of life. But what is love? Is it an emotion, an action? How do romance and marriage fit into love? How does love determine our identities (who we are) and our vocations (what we are called to do)? Is there a connection between love and war, between love and desire, even between love and death? We will approach these questions, all of which are central to our lives as Christians, through great works of literature and philosophy, including Pope Benedict XVI’s encyclical on love, Deus Caritas Est, selections from Socrates’ reflection on love, The Symposium, selections from great poems and stories of love, The Surprise by G.K. Chesterton, and notions of love in psychology and the popular culture.

Course outline:

Week 1: Introduction

Week 2: Socrates and Diotima on Love

Week 3: The Four Loves by CS Lewis Part I

Week 4: The Four Loves by CS Lewis Part II

Week 5: The Saints Who Show Us Love

Week 6: Dante on Love

Week 7: Shakespeare on Love

Week 8: Tolkien and Other Modern Writers on Love

Week 9: God is Love by Pope Benedict XVI

Week 10: “The Call” - Love and Vocation

Week 11: Highlights from “Love and the Western World” by Denis de Rougemont

Week 12: Review


Course materials: Public domain material and Deus Caritas Est will be provided FREE as PDFs by the Instructor. In addition, students should purchase:

The Four Loves by C.S. Lewis, ISBN-10 : 0062565397 / ISBN-13 : 978-0062565396 (
https://amzn.to/3rAAq5S)

Homework: Occasional quizzes and essays, with about three hours of reading outside of class each week.

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Study Dracula, a Gothic masterpiece, with the editor of the Ignatius Critical Edition and popular author of several Gothic-style novels. In this course, you’ll discover the moral & spiritual battle that takes place within the pages of Dracula.(If you have younger students, this course fits with the Homeschool Connections Grade School Unit Study Program for grades 3-6 so that your whole family can study the same era at the same time.)

Total classes: 6

Class dates: Thursdays, February 3 to March 10, 2022.

Starting time: 4:00 PM Eastern (3:00 Central, 2:00 Mountain, 1:00 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes

Prerequisite: Reading of Chapters 1-12 of Dracula before the first day of class

Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th grade

Suggested credit: ½ semester credit for Literature or English

Fee: $97 if you register on or before November 15, 2021. $117 after Nov. 15 for all 6 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Instructor: Eleanor Bourg Nicholson

Course description: Often vacillating wildly between the terrible and the comic, Bram Stoker's 1897 novel of blood and passion stands as one of the greatest and most baffling masterpieces of Gothic fiction. The work brings together a host of disparate but compelling themes: tensions between antiquity and modernity, the powers and limitations of technology, the critical importance of feminine virtue, the difference between superstition and religion, the nature of evil, and the complex relationship between ancient faith and scientific enlightenment. In addition, the work opens up the door to consideration of the vast and fascinating traditions of folklore, literature, and the preternatural. Our studies will also address its biographical and historical context, providing insight into the late Victorian Period. In this course, we will unpack the strange monster that is Dracula, and study it together over six classes.

Course outline:

Class one: Chapters 1-5.

Class two: Chapters 6-10.

Class three: Chapters 11-15.

Class four: Chapters 16-20.

Class five: Chapters 21-24.

Class six: Chapters 25-27 (Plus Final Note).

Course materials: Bram Stoker, Dracula (Any edition permitted, but the Ignatius Critical Edition is highly recommended, ISBN 978-1586174941 (
https://amzn.to/3kt7337). The novel is also available for free via Project Gutenberg.

Homework: Completing the assigned reading for each class taking six quizzes, miscellaneous final projects, and a final quiz. Estimated homework time each week: 3 hours. An optional paper project will also be offered.

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Join this optional accompanying dissection lab for High School Biology with Dr. Hamilton, with video meetings on mold, a crayfish, a clam, a bovine eye, a frog, and a worm.

Special notes:
This course is the optional LAB component for the Biology course with Dr. Hamilton. Students are required to also sign up for the Biology course.

This is Part Two of a 2-part course. It is offered in three different day/time slots so you can choose the day and time best for you and your homeschool.

Total Classes: 7 (Final schedule will be provided on the first day of Biology with Dr. Hamilton.)

Class Dates and Starting Times: Tuesdays, 5:30 PM Eastern (4:30 Central, 3:30 Mountain, 2:30 Pacific)

February 8 to March 29, 2022. (No class March 1.)

Duration: 30 minutes

Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Biology, Part Two

Suggested Grade Level: 9th to 12th grade

Fee: $37 if you register on or before November 15, 2021. $57 after Nov. 15 for all 12 classes. (Registration closes one week before the first day of class. After that date, registrations are not guaranteed. There is a $20 surcharge for late enrollments after the course is closed.)

Suggested Credit: One full semester Biology Lab.

Instructors: Christine Hamilton, PhD

Course Description: There will be 6 labs that are explicitly aligned with the Biology Part One classes. Biology Part One Labs are to be performed with minimum equipment and will consist of common household supplies. List provided in syllabus.

Course Outline:

Week 1 Bread Mold: We get to grow our own mold colony on a slice of bread!

Week 2 Crayfish: Identify the external and internal anatomical features of a typical crustacean.

Week 3 Perch: Observe the external and internal features of the fish and their relationship to one another.

Week 4 Clam: Locate the external and internal features of the clam and be able to explain their purpose.

Week 5 Eye: Explore the structure and function of the bovine eye.

Week 6 Frog: Dissection giving the student an overview of organ systems of complex living things.

Week 7 Worm: Investigate basic anatomy and simple organ systems.

Course Materials:

Lab Kit to be purchased: 
https://amzn.to/3l8dmcV

OR

https://www.carolina.com/multi-organism-dissection-kits/basic-zoology-survey-set-1/221200.pr?question=perch%2C+worm%2C+crayfish%2C+clam%2C+frog 

OR

https://www.homesciencetools.com/product/apologia-biology-dissection-lab-kit/.

PLUS the bovine eye: 
https://www.homesciencetools.com/product/cow-eye-dissection-kit/.

LAB booklet for purchase under $20. 
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09C3KZ6M2/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=biology+lab+part+2&qid=1628619117&sr=8-1

Homework: All work is done in class, or students can opt to perform labs at home after class.
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