“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
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. Prerequisites:  Basic composition and word processing skills.    
See book list here. Begins August 2018. Enrollment opens April 2, 2018.
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. For more information about IEW writing, our Cornerstone Tutorials Art Guide, quizzes, and answer key, and our history text used for this course of study, click here.  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., 2014)  

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.  Enrollment opens April 1. Limited seating.   Begins August 2018. TBD. Email me or ask to be on the waiting list: tutor.cornerstone@gmail.com. See schedule and academic calendar here. How does it work? Click here. For more information about integrating subjects and the 4 Rs of education, click here.