THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL.
***NOTE: BLOSSOM’S CLASSES UTILIZE A DIFFERENT SCHEDULE; THEY WILL GO ON FOR 30 WEEKS.***
Our time will be spent learning about the 15th to the 17th century. We will explore changes in Europe through the Renaissance, and follow explorers to a new world. In the 16th and 17th centuries we’ll follow a Reformation, civil war, and colonization. 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 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 online curriculum (Y8).
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 New World, by Winston Churchill (ISBN: 978-0-7607-6858-7 Barnes & Noble 2005 edition)
- 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