Middle School History Classes - $125 per student

Geography (5th-8th) - Instructor – Michelle Lavin
Let me be your students' trail guide to world geography as we blaze a trail around the world using the book Geography Matters! Students in grades 5-8th will follow their assigned trail as they learn about the five themes of geography. They will travel our world by learning the locations, cultures and peoples in all seven continents. Short daily 5-minute atlas drills and weekly mapping assignments will help students develop practical geography skills in memorization, map identification and reading, atlas usage, and research skills. Students will also complete a literature journey by reading the popular classic Around the World in 80 Days. They will create their own illustrated geography dictionary as they learn important geography terms, and create their own personal geography portfolio to help recognize important characteristics and trails of each continent. Class time will include activities and games, art projects, and culinary delights.

Required texts:
World Atlas (choose a good intermediate student atlas, ie. Rand McNally Answer Atlas)
Around the World in 80 Days, Jules Verne (2nd semester)
*Access to a good current almanac for upper level students (7th-8th)
* All reproducible maps will be provided by instructor


KY History (5th-8th) - Instructor – Dawn Webb 

Kentucky history will be looking at the following topics including its history, regions, government, people, culture, and the future of Kentucky. Class time will be mostly activity based with some lecture time. Students will be required to take a minimum amount of notes during some of the classes. At the beginning of the year, parents will be able to choose from either a 4-5th grade tract or a middle school tract. We are also hoping to offer a few voluntary field trips on a different day of the week. Those details will be available in the fall.


Required Texts:

Faces of Kentucky, Freda C. Klotter and James C. Klotter


Economics (6th-8th):   Instructor – Christy Newman

In this economics course we will learn the basic concepts of economics. We'll learn about the terms consumer, producer, wants vs. needs, products, etc. We will discuss inflation and recession and how it all affects our money. We will also learn some basic skills to handle our money such as how to use a bank, how a checking account works and how to balance an account. 


Required Text:

Whatever Happened to Penny Candy?, 7th edition, ISBN 978-0-942617-64-1 

High School History Classes - $125 Per Student

World History and Cultures (HS) - Instructor - Gladie Green 

This course includes a survey of the history of human cultures, civilizations, and the rise and study of world views. Spanning ancient history through the start of the 21st century, our main texts Streams of Civilization, Volumes 1 and 2, anchor the history portion of the course. Written by Christian authors, these books not only provide a beautiful historical overview, but also weave in unique insights and analysis about science, music, art, architecture, pop culture and other topics of interest throughout. Key terms and concepts typically tested on the AP World History Exam will be highlighted. Recommended for 10th-12th graders


Required Texts:

Streams of Civilization Vol. 1 ISBN: 9781930367432

Authors: Mary Stanton; Albert Hyma (Used in Fall semester)

This first volume covers ancient history through the early 16th century.

Streams of Civilization Vol. 2  ISBN 9781930367463

Authors: Robert G. Clouse, Richard V. Pierard (Used in Spring Semester)

This second volume continues the story from the 17th century, accompanying learners through the beginning of the 21st century. Through it all, Christian authors offer a presentation of world history that strives for balance and objectivity and also seeks to remedy perceived deficiencies in common secular accounts

AP World History Crash Course 2nd Edition ISBN 13: 978-0738612188 (Used all year)

World History Map Activities by Marvin Scott ISBN 978-0-8251-2880-6 (Used all year)


For our survey of Worldviews, the following three texts will be used throughout the year:

(Used books are fine on all texts except for the Map Activities, used are fine)

Note: Students will also need a 1.5 inch 3 ring binder, dividers, and colored pencils for map work


US Government (HS): - Instructor - Gladie Green   

United States Government and Politics includes an account of the general government as established by the Constitution, of the state governments which preceded or came after it and their constitutions; as well as, the ancient and modern foundations, scriptural and secular on which these governments and constitutions rested. Key terms and concepts typically tested on the AP US Government and Politics Exam will be reviewed. Recommended for 11th -12th graders. (Spring semester only)


Required Texts :

Basic American Government, Clarence B. Carson ISBN 1-931789-19-3

AP US Government and Politics Crash Course ISBN-13: 978-0-7386-0809-9

Complete Idiot’s Guide to U.S. Government and Politics by Franco Scardino

Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin

Selecting a President by Eleanor Clift

Are You Liberal? Conservative? Or Confused? by Richard J. Maybury