English + History Class – “11th/12th Grade”

The Basics (More Details Below):
When, Where: Classes are held on Thursdays at Community Chapel, at 422 Kanuga Road, Hendersonville, NC 28739, just south of downtown Hendersonville, and just around the corner from Hot Dog World.

World History (Book Provided!)
New Books​ – An overview of world history, with new books focusing on Ancient Rome, WWI, and WWII (provided for students)
Classical Music – Regular listenings to and studies of classical music pieces
Geography/Map Studies
• Nation Briefs – Students choose a nation they’re interested in and report on various features over the year
• Audio-Visuals – Radio addresses, photographs, and film clips of key historical events
• Foreign Films – Morally uplifting, funny, exciting, and suspenseful movies from India, England, Japan, Iran, Norway, France, and Italy
Games/Fun Stuff – Memory games, Taboo, World History Connect Four, Jeopardy!, Pictionary, and more

World Literature
Book Set: World Literature for Christian Homeschoolers
Ancient Literature – A new and improved 2nd Edition!
Stories, Essays, and Speeches – Key essays and speeches of the world, and inspiring, entertaining, thought-provoking, and funny short stories from Russia, Spain, New Zealand, England, France, Canada, Germany, Japan, Italy, Australia, and India
Let Me Die in Ireland – An inspiring historical novel of Saint Patrick’s life, by Christian historian David Bercot
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court – Mark Twain’s famous novel
A Tale of Two Cities – One of the world’s all-time greats, by Charles Dickens
Animal Farm – A must-read for high schoolers, in our day when “democratic socialism” is rising in popularity

• Eight turn-in essays

More Details:
World History
Includes the study of a Biblical worldview of history, Sumer, the Middle East, Israel, Asia, African cultures, ancient Greece and Rome, early Christian church history, the Byzantine Empire, the Dark Ages, medieval culture, modern nations, the Reformation, Europe, modern science and art, England and America, the Age of Industry, the Victorian Era, World War I, communism, twentieth-century liberalism, World War II, the Cold War, the United Nations, and the New World Order. World History also includes various audio-visuals like classical music pieces, documentary film clips, radio clips, full-length foreign films (from Japan, India, England, Italy, France, Norway, and Iran), and more.

World Literature
Our book set is World Literature for Christian Homeschoolers. Students read classic novels known not only for their timeless literary merit, but for their setting in key periods in world history. Students also study great short stories, essays, speeches, and ancient writings by authors from around the world. We discuss literary elements such as theme, plot, character, setting, metaphor, irony, symbolism, tone, and style. The sometimes-humanistic worldviews of the authors are compared with a Christian worldview.

No boring essays to write! Compositions often relate to other 2A subjects. Topics include the importance of certain scientific discoveries, news articles, the trustworthiness of the Bible, journal entries, and more. Students receive detailed corrections on their turn-in essays, with the benefit of Scott Clifton’s degree in journalism and his writing and editing experience.