RENAISSANCE & REFORMATION (2018-2019). This Christian tutorial explores the rich historical influence that Christianity has had upon Western Civilization including the ideas of the Reformation and its spread throughout Europe using "The Grandeur of Christianity" curriculum with special emphasis on Shakespeare.  Renaissance & Reformation is not a single class; instead, it integrates multiple subject areas and follows key thinkers of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, and Reformation.  Subjects include:
            Bible and theology               Medieval Literature
            Writing                                 Shakespeare
            World History                       Art & Music History and Appreciation
Students will read such works as:
            The God Who is There          How Should We Then Live?
            The Divine Comedy              The Reformation Overview
            The Gift of Music                  Hamlet
            Paradise Lost                        Macbeth
            The Pilgrim’s Progress          The Institutes of Christian Religion
For students in grades 10-12.  4½ credits.
Institute for Excellence in Writing ® Mrs. Flowers teaches essay and basic research writing.  She leads students in book discussion a bout the Great Books and classics, and she gives regular assessments so parents can adequately judge student performance and papers. Emphases this year: 
            Essay Writing, thesis, MLA citation, and style 
            Persuasive, comparative, personal, and argumentative essays 
            Beginning research writing
            Public speaking  
            Expanded essay 
            Multi-media presentation 
            The Elegant Essay 
            The Lively Art of Writing 
            Fix It: Grammar Book 5 Chanticleer Teacher’s Manual (3rd ed.)  

 GOAL For students to own their faith as they assess ideas and communicate them using rhetoric skills in a winsome and engaging way to a culture that sorely needs Christ’s redeeming effects. 

RENAISSANCE & REFORMATION
English II                                          1credit
Bible II                                             1credit
World History                                   1credit
Shakespeare                                 ½ credit
Art History and Appreciation I        ½ credit
Music History and Appreciation I   ½ credit
                                          ~Total 4 ½ Credits~

TO ENROLL Click here. Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 a.m. Eastern time. Classes are recorded. Begins August 15, 2018. Sign up for an Enrollment Notification email. 

OPEN HOUSE: Click here to see my Open House introducing Starting Points and Renaissance & Reformation 2018-19. To learn more about IEW skills and how these tutorials work, click here. 
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.

ALTERNATING TEACHING SCHEDULE
2018-19: 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)

“We must realize that the Reformation world view leads in the direction of government freedom. But the humanist world view with inevitable certainty leads in the direction of statism. This is so because humanists, having no god, must put something at the center, and it is inevitably society, government, or the state.” --Francis A. Schaeffer