Tutors: Ferguson, Blake, Pritchett and Fogg
Cost: $350 plus class fees
American Government for High School: This course provides an analysis and practical-learning approach to the study of the history and current policies of the US Government and Politics. Interactive Student-Government like application throughout the school year will also be included. Through interactive lessons and games, this course will cover federal, state, and local government through iCivics.org and Crash Course Government. Additionally, we will hold a mock Presidential race and election. This course counts as one credit for American Government. Grades 9-12.
High School American History 1492-2021 (w/optional African American History): This year-long course covers American History beginning with its discovery, explorers, founding fathers, the building of our nation, and ending with the present day. The focus will be on history taught through critical events such as wars and treaties. It will also examine the parallel timelines of the various ethnicities that make up modern America. We will examine the American story told from different perspectives and regions of our beautiful country, including each student’s own story and that of their family. Memorization through chants and little ditties of key facts and the order of presidents is required. Students will also work on various projects throughout the year. This course will count for one credit of American History. Additionally, honors or an extra half credit is an option for this course that can be earned by expanding the study into a closer examination of the African American cultural experience.
*Note: Parents can decide if the extra study will be counted as honors or a half credit. More details to come in mid-May. The total class cost with that option is $500 (an additional $150 for the ½ credit). Please let the tutor know by June 1st if your student will add this option.
Middle School Civics (Gr. 6-8): What is an educated and active citizen? Students will explore this question and more while they are introduced to the American system of government and focus on elections, the presidency, and Congress. Students will delve into other aspects of understanding citizenship such as the military and emergency workers, state and local government, the judicial system, and government involvement in transportation, tourism, and more. Students will have the opportunity to live out their citizenry and participate in two service learning projects and two field trips. Students will have holiday research and presentations where food and costume will be encouraged.
Art History: Hands-On Art History - A journey through Art History with a heavier attention to the Renaissance and the Art of contemporary people of color. Every other class will find the students creating art that corresponds to the artist/master or period of study. Students create a Book of the Masters by the end of class.