ANCIENT THOUGHT (2019-20) This online Great Books course with Excellence in Writing features Biblical studies in contrast to Greco-Roman ancient thought.  Students study and discuss the Iliad, Odyssey, Aeneid, Genesis, The Book of Job, Romans, Plato’s Republic, and City of God among others.

EXCELLENCE IN WRITING (IEW). Students receive IEW Structure and Style instruction for each assignment. 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 write 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! One credit each in English, Bible, Western Civilization (history), and Humanities. 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. Enrollment opens March 25, 2019. Sign up for an Enrollment Notification email. Limited seating. BEGINS August 2019. 32 weekly, two-hour sessions. Classes are recorded.

This multiple-subject course of study features live, interactive class discussion with peers about the books and ideas we study.  Curious how it works? Click on this link to see our Cornerstone Tutorials Open House and wait for it to load and begin.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS: Each student needs to have his or her own computer with high speed connection and personal headset with built in microphone.  It is important each student has a working web cam, too, for group discussion time and when giving answers or presenting speeches.

 U.S. History Writing (gr. 6-8), Starting Points (gr. 8+), and Renaissance & Reformation (gr. 10-12) 
2019-20: World History Writing (gr. 6-8), Ancient Thought (gr. 9-11) and The Revolutionary Age (gr. 10-12)

“There is a flow to history and culture. This flow is rooted and has its wellspring in the thoughts of people. People are unique in the inner life of the mind—what they are in their thought-world determines how they act. This is true of their value systems and it is true of their creativity. It is true of their corporate actions, such as political decisions, and it is true of their personal lives. The results of their thought-world flow through their fingers or from their tongues into the external world.” –Francis A. Schaeffer