THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL.
***NOTE: BLOSSOM’S CLASSES UTILIZE A DIFFERENT SCHEDULE; THEY WILL GO ON FOR 30 WEEKS.***
This is a world history class where we will focus on struggles and strengths as the English, American, and French Revolutions rocked the world. Part of our focus will be on Europe’s history, from the British perspective, and America’s rising place in the larger world. We will follow along the path from colonial America through to the Revolutionary War and Independence, to the end of the War of 1812. We will look at maps, old and new, to see how boundaries have changed, and our country expanded, over time. We will also read primary source documents; the legal documents that have had a major impact on our world today; and the words of the people who lived during the times. We will ‘take note’ of events and happenings through entries in a Book of Centuries, and commonplace whatever catches our attention as worthy of keeping. This class utilizes resources outlined at AmblesideOnline’s free curriculum (Y9).
Overall objective is to bring the students in contact with people and events of the past so as to “possess a pageant of history in the background of one’s thoughts…[enriching the present] with the wealth of all that has gone before.” (Charlotte Mason)
Students will be exposed to an overview of some of the people and events in British history from 55 BC through the late 15th century.
This class will strive to foster connections of the past with the present, and to other countries and cultures through shared history.
Students will have the opportunity to engage with others in conversation during the live streaming class as well as through written means in the Canvas classroom.
- The Age of Revolution, by Winston Churchill (ISBN: 978-0-7607-6859-4 Barnes & Noble 2005 edition)
- A History of the American People by Paul Johnson (ISBN: 0-06-016836-6 First US Edition 1997)
- Composition notebook
- Word processing program (Word, OpenOffice, Pages, OfficeOnline, Google Docs, etc.) for submitting written work when assigned
- Book of Centuries (purchase, or download and print from Simply Charlotte Mason, or use your own preferred BOC) *a notebook can be used for this