ANCIENT THOUGHT(2019-2020) This online Christian worldview course with Excellence in Writing features Biblical studies in contrast to Greco-Roman ancient thought using Cornerstone Curriculum's Worldviews of the Western World series.  Students study and discuss the Iliad, Odyssey, AeneidGenesis, The Book of Job, Romans, Plato’s Republic, and City of God among others.

I teach the IEW syllabus beginning with note-taking and solid paragraphs to full essays: descriptive, narrative, compare/contrast, argumentative, persuasive, analytical, character study, letter writing, and PowerPoint presentations. Students learn to answer a prompt, plan a paper, and complete timed writing assignments. I teach research skills, MLA 8 citation and documentation. All assignments are directly correlated to our studies for greatest impact. Most importantly, students receive timely, personalized feedback with a grade for every writing assignment. 

WINDOWS to the WORLD. With lessons in IEW’s Windows to the World, we’ll learn the five elements of fiction, allusions, characterization, and advanced literary analysis. IEW’s structure and style writing instruction is tailored to specific writing skills each year and tied directly to their studies, students begin with Excellence in Writing® structure and style for summaries, reports, compositions, and essay. Students will write a variety of essays: description, argumentation, persuasive, timed, and compare/contrast. In addition, students will learn MLA documentation and citation. We’ll also learn practical skills like business letters. To learn how these tutorials work, click here.  

MENTORED LEARNING. Let Cathy Flowers, IEW Certified Instructor and Online IEW teacher, assist you in your homeschooling journey. She gives background and insight for these Great Books and guides peer discussion as students see and hear each other in our roundtable forum. Students receive consistent weekly tutoring, direct instruction for Fix It Grammar, and detailed IEW structure and style instructions for each writing assignment with personalized feedback and grade on all assignments. This course is designed to build oral and written communication skills in presentation and composition. 

High School students earn 4 academic credits in this one course!  Just add math, science, and elective(s) for a complete program!

English I                                              1 credit
Bible I                                                 1 credit
Western Civilization                            1 credit
Humanities                                         1 credit
                                           ~Total 4 Credits~

ENROLL here. High School. Limited seating. Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 a.m Eastern Time. Begins August 20, 2019. Classes are recorded. CLASS IS FULL. Sign up for the wait list; use the enrollment form.