English + History Class – “9th/10th Grade”

The Basics (More Details Below)
College Credits Earned: 6 (3 for English I, 3 for English II). For more details on college credits, click here.

When, Where: Classes are held on Wednesdays from 9 AM – 2 PM at Community Chapel, at 422 Kanuga Road, Hendersonville, NC 28739, just south of downtown Hendersonville, and just around the corner from Hot Dog World.

Civics (1st Semester)
​Book: Civics for Christian Homeschoolers (go to the bottom of the page of that link to purchase the book)

Economics (2nd Semester)
Book: Economics for Christian Homeschoolers (link coming soon!)

Classic Literature
Book Set: Classic Literature for Christian Homeschoolers (go to the bottom of the page of that link to purchase the books)
• Classic Mysteries – Some great, classic mysteries, including many you’ve probably never heard of!
• Science Fiction Classics – Three exciting tales, with intros and notes for students.
• Classic Tales – Rich, interesting selections that always produce good class discussions.
• Short Story Classics – Suspenseful, edifying, and laugh-out-loud funny, including, again, some gems most readers have never heard of!

• Usage and grammar rules (commas, possessive case, gerunds, clauses, and more), reinforced with regular take-home practice worksheets
• About 40 key vocabulary words (definitions, origins, synonyms, and use in context), also reinforced with take-home practice worksheets
• Turn-in essays

More Details
In our book, Civics for Christian Homeschoolers, we review what the Bible says is the true reason for government; government types like democracy, socialism, communism, republics; the Declaration of Independence; the U. S. Constitution; types of laws; a Christian’s rights; juries; voting; the poor; good and bad government…and more!

In our book, Economics for Christian Homeschoolers, we review economics from a Biblical perspective which champions the free market—students tackle such topics as capitalism and socialism, supply and demand, profit, labor unions, unemployment, money, and how nations’ economies historically have been harmed by government interference (wage and price controls, taxes, inflation, tariffs, make-work schemes, and so on).

Classic Literature
Our book set is Classic Literature for Christian Homeschoolers. Students analyze these areas of Classic Literature: short stories, mysteries, five novels, and a play.  Students also review literary elements (theme, plot, character, setting, poetry terms, irony, symbolism, tone, and style), comparing often humanistic worldviews with a Christian view.

Grammar & Vocabulary
Students study usage and grammar rules and concepts (the possessive case, gerunds, serial commas and comma use, pronoun-antecedent agreement, parenthetic expressions, restrictive clauses, and non-restrictive clauses.  Concepts are reinforced through regular practice worksheets, exercises, and activities.  Vocabulary includes about 40 words (definitions, origins, synonyms, and use in context) which often appear on the SAT and ACT.

No boring essays to write! Compositions often relate to areas of study in other 1B subjects such as Classic Literature and Civics.  Students receive thorough corrections on their turn-in essays, with the benefit of Scott Clifton’s degree in journalism and his experience as a writer and editor.

Students write one research paper per semester (1500 words each). Scott gives students class time to work on these papers, and takes class time to individually review students’ drafts, offering help, tips, editing, and suggestions!