SWORD OF FREEDOM ($80)
Here is an overview of the class: https://us02web.zoom.us/rec/share/ousuIY7P-DpLAZ39tGeBY54nFbzFX6a81SQe__NbmksV5iSuWEHhI0OJPLr0UBR4 Password: JGXY8#7H
The Civil War! Scholars enter a semester-long simulation pitting the North against the South as they learn to navigate difficult issues such as states rights vs. federal control, constitutionality of secession, and slavery. In a crucial time in our nation's history, human nature is explored in a war that resulted in brother fighting against brother in a conflict where both sides believed they were doing God's will.
Scholars advance in rank by completing assignments. Top ranking soldiers will ultimately earn a Civil War replica sword. Scholars are challenged to read great classics, decide and discuss their opinions, give presentations, memorize the Gettysburg Address, and write a research paper about one of their heroes from the time period.
• Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher-Stowe
*It's a long one - almost 400 pages to read or over 18 hours to listen--so start NOW :) We recommend listening WHILE reading because of the unique dialect. A free audio version is available here: https://librivox.org/uncle-toms-cabin-by-harriet-beecher-stowe/ It would be best if you are about half way through the book by our first day of class on September 10th. The book discussion will be on October 1st.
• Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt
• Abraham Lincoln by Wilbur F. Gordy
• To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Taught by: Joslyn Postma, Lori Burrows, Ashton Peters
Time: 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM