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Course Offerings

More courses will be added throughout the year.

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Art Appreciation

For students age 10 and up, this course teaches students about art history from over 2,000 years of Western Civilization. In addition to learning about some of the greatest art movements and artists, they will have an opportunity to create their own art that enriches the lesson. Topics include Egyptian art, Roman mosaics, Medieval manuscripts, Renaissance art, Baroque art, Romanticism, Impressionism, and Post-Impressionism. 

Research 101

Designed for middle and high school students, this course takes students through the entire process of writing a research paper. Lessons include how to pick a topic, how to develop a thesis statement, how to conduct online and in library research, how to vet sources, how to avoid plagiarism, and how to write a paper. Students should have a subject that they will do research on, such as history or biology.

Essay Writing

This writing course is suitable for middle and high school students. In this intensive writing class, students will learn the skills needed to write an essay.  This course uses the five paragraph essay as a way to teach students both form and variations in writing essays. Lessons on writing a thesis statement, different approaches to the introduction and conclusion, how to cite sources properly and proofreading are included. 

Literature Plus Courses

Literature Plus courses include the reading of the novel along with historical readings to provide context and allow for a deeper understanding of the classic literary work. The students will also have an opportunity to write an essay and do other related activities to the novel. The student may choose to participate in all or some of the activities, but they are provided to provide enrichment and teach additional skills in research, writing, and being creative.

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Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen

Pride and Prejudice is one of the most beloved classics in the English language. This course provides an opportunity for students to read the novel alongside historical readings that provide context and allow for a deeper understanding of the time in which the novel was written. Students will have an opportunity to write an essay and conduct research. 

by Ayn Rand

Anthem is a short, dystopian novel written by Ayn Rand. This course gives students an opportunity to read the novel alongside materials on heroes, such as the Hero's Journey. In addition to the readings, students will have an opportunity to write an essay and create their own heroic tale based on what they have learned. 

by Jack Schaeffer

Focusing on frontier heroes, this course gives students the opportunity to learn about American folk heroes like Davy Crocket. They will also learn about the history of Lewis and Clark's expedition before reading the short novel, Shane. Opportunities to research other folk heroes and write an essay are also provided.

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