Texas History (Grades 7-9)

What makes Texas unique compared to other states? This course seeks to answer that question by giving students a hands-on exploration of Texas’s rich history! Learn about geography, culture, government, economy and citizenship through stories of fascinating people and key events. We will use books, art, music, food and communication skills to enforce the exciting lessons taught in this class.

Required Textbooks:
This class will be using free online websites and does not have a required textbook.

Required Novels and Biographies:
Additional reading may be assigned during the year. Students will have several weeks advance notice to purchase books.

Supplies Needed:
Five Star Interactive Notebooks, 1 Subject, College Ruled (view/purchase here: Interactive Notebook, may also be in-stock at Target)
Colored pencils

World Geography (Grades 9-12)

The World Geography class will take students on a virtual journey around the world! Participants will experience various cultures through hands-on activities which include art, music, and food, as well as research and communication. Class members will be given special opportunities to conduct interviews and converse with representatives from countries across the globe. Students will also have a chance each week to practice a college readiness skill integrated into the geography assignments, which will aid them in current and future endeavors.

Required Textbook:
Bob Jones Cultural Geography Student Text, ISBN: 978-1-60682-499-3

Required Novels and Biographies:
Additional reading may be assigned during the year. Students will have several weeks advance notice to purchase books.

Supplies Needed: Notebook, colored pencils

World History (Grades 10-12)

The goal of the World History class is to deepen students’ understanding of the world by examining the record of man and his relationships from the time of creation to the rise of globalism in the 20th century. Students will apply analytical skills to determine causes and effects and to identify major patterns. They will engage in hands-on activities which include art, music, and maps, as well as research and communication as they explore God’s purpose and plan in human events. Students will have a chance, each week, to practice a college readiness skill integrated into the history assignments that will prepare them for success in current and future endeavors.

Required Textbook:
Bob Jones World History Student Text, ISBN: 978-1-60682-118-3

Required Novels and Biographies:
Additional reading may be assigned during the year. Students will have several weeks advance notice to purchase books.

Supplies Needed: Notebook, colored pencils

U.S. Government (Fall)

Do you know who our Founding Fathers are? Do you know why they wrote the Constitution? Was this document “inspired by God”? Do you know what happened at the Constitutional Convention? If not, this class is for you!

We are truly a blessed country – but why? This course explores the historic events that lead to the Founding Fathers writing the Constitution; compares the US government to other world governments; and walks line by line through each section of the Constitution, examining the importance of this timeless document and learning to defend our unalienable rights. The class will include readings, discussions, guest speakers, research, writing and projects as it brings government to life for students and prepares them to be good stewards and defenders of our Country.

This class fulfills the Texas high school requirement for United States Government.

Required Textbooks:
American Government, Abeka, Third Edition, Item #89281
American Government Quiz and Test Book, Abeka, Item #89311
A pocket-sized Declaration of Independence
A pocket-sized US Constitution

Supplies Needed: Spiral for note-taking, paper, pens

Economics (Spring)

The goal of this course is to provide students with a greater understanding of economics from multiple perspectives by studying both the history and politics of economics. Students will explore economic viewpoints of individual consumers, small business owners and global economies. Included are studies of the law of supply and demand, forms of business, labor unions, government finance and its influence, money and prices, and inflation/deflation cycles.

Required Textbook:
Economics: Work and Prosperity, Abeka, Third Edition, Item #174653
Economics Quiz and Test Book – Revised, Abeka, Item #325562

Supplies Needed: Spiral for note-taking, paper, pens