Cornerstone Tutorials—classical, Christian world view tutorials with Excellence in Writing®!
Each online course integrates multiple subjects with Great Books discussion and Institute for Excellence in Writing® taught by Cathy Flowers, IEW Certified Instructor. 3-5 credits in each course!
John Whitehead challenges us with a series of questions: "Are you teaching your children that Christianity is a system of thought that applies to all of life?" Deciding how we ought to live our lives and relate to others is dependent upon how we answer these world view questions.
1. Is there a God? If so, what is He like?
2. What is the nature of man?
3. What is the universe like?
4. What is the cause of evil and suffering?
5. What is the basis of ethics and morality?
6. What happens to man at death?
7. What is the meaning of life and history?
Each Cornerstone Tutorial helps students lay a solid Biblical foundation—a Christian moral compass—that they’ll need to evaluate ideas they’ll confront in life.
Cornerstone Tutorials, with the Excellence in Writing® method, is a unique program of study based on Cornerstone Curriculum’s Starting Points and World Views of the Western World courses. Featuring “the best of the best” original sources, whole books, and multi-media, each course integrates multiple subjects:
Bible Western Civilization
Literature American Government
Writing Political Theory
World History Humanities
American History Fine Arts History and Appreciation
A few hours of selected study each day grants 3-5 high school credits per course!
GREAT BOOKS & MENTORED LEARNING
Let Cathy Flowers assist you in your homeschooling journey, providing you with consistent weekly tutoring through this excellent classical, Christian study and regular writing instruction with paper grading service that builds communication skills.
With guidance, students discover for themselves the thoughts and ideas of key leaders and thinkers of each era who have influenced Western culture. Then, under the mentoring of Cathy Flowers, they analyze how these ideas in original sources and classics are revealed in each era and today. As conceptual understanding of the leading ideas of history are formalized through Socratic discussions and Mrs. Flowers’ instruction in the Institute for Excellence in Writing® program, students first embrace their own Christian views and then learn to effectively communicate reasoned answers.
Institute for Excellence in Writing®: IEW is our method of writing instruction which teaches students how to think and write truth. To learn more about the IEW method and materials used in these tutorials, (as well as art and history), go here. How do these online tutorials actually work? Click here.
GOAL: The goal is for students to embrace their faith as they assess ideas and communicate them using rhetoric skills in a compelling and engaging way to a culture that sorely needs Christ’s redeeming effects. Scripture declares, “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect" (1 Peter 3:15).
2015-2016 COURSES: See schedule, calendar, and class times here.
"One of the best programs I have seen that offers a clearly Christian classical education is David Quine's World Views of the Western World …" ~Michael Farris
"… those looking for a serious world view course that is the primary focus of the high school years need look no further!" ~ Cathy Duffy, Top 100 Picks