Sword of Freedom ($80)
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 (This is a long book, so it's a good idea to start it early.)
Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt
Abraham Lincoln by Wilber F. Gordy
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Dream Giver by Bruce Wilkinson
Children of the Dust Bowl by Jerry Stanley
The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom
Flags of Our Fathers (adapted for young people) by Ron Powers
Hiroshima by John Hersey
Taught by: Chris and Heidi Hadley and Ashton Peters (youth mentor)
Time: 9:00 - 11:00 AM