Quest 3 ($60)
This is a year-long class.
This is a thought-provoking study of world views, principles of freedom, self-government, and jurisprudence (a study of the U.S. Supreme Court). We will learn of the many ways people view the world, and we will examine religions and cultures using comparison in 10 disciplines: Theology, Philosophy, Ethics, Biology, Psychology, Sociology, Politics, Economics, Law, and History. Exploration of each world view includes original documents, discussion, response writings, presentations, and creating their own personal manifest.
For learning principles of good government, we will be using The 5000 Year Leap by Cleon Skousen. We will understand and memorize the 28 principles in that book. The students will bring in current events and we will analyze whether those principles are being upheld or violated.
We will discuss US Supreme Court and Utah State Supreme Courts rulings. Then, as a final assignment, the scholars will research two landmark Supreme Courts cases and reenact each case before "justices" in a court setting. The class is divided in to two teams, each representing the appellant/petitioner or the respondent. Oral arguments, writing skills, and research are put to this in this final assignment, showing the students that they can work hard, do difficult assignments, and reap the reward for all their effort. This might sound overwhelming, but the transformation of those who put forth the effort and come ready to participate is amazing!
Elements of the Mission Driven Teen Academy will also be incorporated.