High School 2A ("11th/12th Grade") Class 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 a number of 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.
- COMPOSITION: 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.
- SAT PREP OR LOGIC (OPTIONAL): SAT Prep includes basic and advanced math, 100 vocabulary words (with memory devices and review exercises), essay writing practice, critical reading strategies and practice, regular concept review, and guessing strategies for unfamiliar questions. Logic (1 semester) is a Christian view of logic and includes discussions on determining good and bad reasoning, assumptions, propaganda, and logical fallacies (ad hominem attacks, circular reasoning, straw man arguments, red herrings, and so on). Each week includes audio-visuals and practice examples.