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.

American History (Book Provided!)

  • A Christian/Pro-Limited Government View​
  • American Music – Regular listenings to and studies of important American pieces (classical, jazz, country, western, gospel, popular)
  • Audio-Visuals – Historical AVs, including photos, paintings, television clips, radio broadcasts, political cartoons, and government propaganda posters and films
  • American Films – We view several classic uplifting, funny, exciting, and suspenseful American films.
  • Games/Fun Stuff – Memory games, Taboo, American History Connect Four, Jeopardy!, Pictionary, and more

British Literature
Book Set: British Literature for Christian Homeschoolers (go to the bottom of the page of that link to purchase the books)
Great Works Classics like BeowulfSir Gawain and the Green KnightMacbeth, and Pilgrim’s Progress, each with helpful introductions and extensive footnotes
Short Stories, Poems, and Essays – This year we have an updated edition, with many killer new selections!  I’ve sorted through literally hundreds of short stories and essays and chosen only the very best, with many hidden gems I’ll guarantee you’ve never even heard of.
Jane Eyre – An inspiring, edifying novel with a great Christian message.  I used to think this one was just for girls.  It isn’t.
Great Expectations – One of the world’s all-time classics, by Charles Dickens

Composition:
• Eight turn-in essays

More Details:
American History
We take a close look at a number of important ideas, persons, movements, and events in American history, including the origins of American liberty, America’s “conservative” revolution, the Constitution, the “Civil War” and Reconstruction, World War I, the Great Depression, the “New Deal,” World War II, communism and the Cold War, the civil rights movement, and modern presidencies.  We have a number of in-class group studies, activities, and discussions.  American History also includes various audio-visuals like American music pieces, photographs, paintings, documentary film clips, radio clips, full-length films, and more.

British Literature
Our book set is  British Literature for Christian Homeschoolers. Students read great British literature that both uplifts and challenges, and demonstrates various aspects of British history and culture.  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.

Composition
Compositions often relate to other 2B subjects.  Topics include the American colonial experience, a satirical essay on a modern topic, a character sketch, news articles, 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.