Current Courses 2013-2014
High School English Credit: Upcoming Course April-May 2013 Research Writing
Elementary and Middle School Literature Studies
A Multi-Age Literature Circle 4th-8th grades with an emphasis on L’Engle’s reflection on the youthful search for self in relation to society, noted as “… [the] primal battle all human beings face, to respect, defend, and love themselves” by Anna Quindlen, in the book’s 2007 publication An Appreciation. We will also delve into L’Engle’s tyrannical reflection of conformity as evidenced by society’s attempt at utopia, influenced by the fear of Americans regarding Communist power during her age of time.
FEBRUARY – MARCH
Island of the Blue Dolphins by Scott O’Dell. This is a Bi-Lingual Course. Class is FULL.
An amazing story of a girl left to survive on an island alone and perseveres against all odds…wild dogs and loneliness and grows to be a heroic female character we can learn to love, to respect, and toadmire for her efforts to LIVE.
Explore the Basque! Their culture, evolution within American society, preservation of Old World Traditions in the New World, their migration patterns through America, contributions to community and American culture.Stuff we’ve done…
Studies of our past….
The Verdict is in at http://homegrownhub.org/?p=1699
Our Huck Finn studies led us to our local Ghost of Mark Twain–McAvoy Lane. Faith Homschooling English Students are sending Twain to trial for publishing racist material. They developed Defense and Persecution teams and are working with elementary homeschooling kids, parents, and community to build a forum for Twain’s trial. Everyone age 0-100+ is invited:
Bilingual SCIENCE GRADES 4-6th
We continue our one year course exploring Life and Earth Sciences this Winter in Incline Village. We are picking up with our studies of the Cascade Chain of volcanoes, fault lines, land formations, oceans and earthquakes. After ending our Fall Semester on the trails of Truckee exploring rocks, rock cycles, geological time in reference to the development of our Sierra Nevada Mountains, we took our studies to Nayarit Mexico! We had a strong finish with on-line classes working with students in Sayulita, Mexico , on jungle trails and connected with our homeschooling families in the United States. A true cultural experience for Science!
Learn More about our Science Courses Here…Science 2012-2013
We continue this one year course as a multi-age 9-12 grades for 1 high school credit, studying the elements of literature through the classics for a worldview understanding using the Socratic Method of Teaching. We begin our Winter with the Twain Trial…details above!
Learn More on our Literature Course Here…Literature Analysis & Analytical Writing
Literature Through Art
Heart of the Samurai
Folklore speaks the culture of a people. Join with us as we discover Basque and American fables for understanding their messages for comparison purposes.