Time Travelers US History Experience!
Teacher: MaryAnne DeGeeter
Mat Fees: $30/session
Fall: 11 weeks: $260 or $250 if taking 2 or more classes
Winter: 10 weeks: $245 or $235 if taking 2 or more classes
Spring: 10 weeks: $245 or $235 if taking 2 or more classes
This year-long course will cover the history of North America from the 15th Century through the American Revolution. We'll be learning about our history through games, activities, projects and more! There will always be a worksheet related to our studies of the day for your child to bring home for your Learning Record meetings. A typical day in our fast moving class may include reading, a presentation about a particular part of our history, a short video, a project and/or a game.
Homework: None. All of the work will be done in class.
Fall session: Age of Exploration
The first session will focus on the explorers of the New World, their daily lives, conquests, and pitfalls. We will learn about the Americas and her early inhabitants, and the treacherous journeys that so many European explorers were willing to make to discover new worlds. I have several projects planned including a diorama, mask, building a ship and collecting coins.
Winter session: America's Colonies
We will learn about Colonial home life, school, fun and faith. We will also learn about the native Americans that colonists encountered and their struggles to survive in both a hospitable and hostile environment. A typical day in class will include some creative writing, reading and projects like a Rope Bed with Straw Tick, along with Authentic Colonial Crafts such as Weaving, and Cross-Stitch, Candle dipping and more! We will also explore Colonial recipes and conduct science experiments. All of the work will be done in class.
Spring session: Revolution!