History Classes

World Cultural Geography

TUTOR: Mrs. Christie Bancalari

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School- 10th grade 

SUGGESTED CREDIT AND COURSE CODE: 1 credit 

PREREQUISITE:  Any History class

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK:  Cultural Geography 4th edition by Bob Jones University Press 

                                              Textbook - ISBN 978-1-60682-499-3

                               Activity Books- ISBN 978-1-60682-617-1

                               Activity Book Answer Key-  ISBN 978-1-60682-618-8

OTHER REQUIRED MATERIAL: World Atlas, 8x 10 tracing paper, and 3 ring binder

 

DESCRIPTION:

This class has been designed to be an adventure of lands, languages and legacies because geo-literacy is a critical aspect to all areas of learning!  From literature, to current events and history to interpreting data, understanding where we are in relation to the rest of the world and what different cultural components impact worldviews and land uses over time will help scholars make the most of every other class they take. 

 

We will travel around the world visiting each continent as we learn how to draw and label the countries and their capitals.  We will discuss cultural regions in terms of location, physical characteristics, demographics, historical changes, land use, and economic activity and importance in history/society.  We will use videos, text, news segments and artifacts to understand unique qualities God has given to different regions of the world.  We will take virtual field trips to visit with people from some of the countries we study. Content will include, but is not limited to, the use of geographic tools and skills to gather and interpret data and to draw conclusions about physical and human patterns, the relationships between physical geography and the economic, political, social, cultural and historical aspects of human activity, patterns of population growth and settlement in different cultures and environments, the interaction between culture and technology in the use, alteration and conservation of the physical environment, and the interrelationships and interdependence of world cultures. 

 

This material covered will include opportunities for students to interpret and create maps of the world, learn to draw and label countries / capitals, understand representations of historical events and concepts using tables, charts, and graphs.  The objective of this course is to help students understand how geography plays a role in nearly everything around them!     

This course will be tied to the Libertas 8th-9th grade English class where the reading list will compliment the continents we are learning about throughout the year. The 6th-7th grade English class's books also sync with this geography class. The courses will be intertwined and although it is not required that students take both classes, it is highly encouraged so that students get the most out of the community learning experience. 

World Language Classes

Latin 1, 2, 3

(Using the From Series)

TUTOR: Magistra Allie Cota

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School- 12th grade 

SUGGESTED CREDIT AND COURSE CODE: 1 credit 

PREREQUISITE:  none for Latin 1, previous Latin required for all other levels

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS:  

First Form Latin by Memoria Press

                               Textbook - 9781615380022

                               Workbook- 9781547701674

                               W/B answer key- 9781547702206

                               Flashcards- 9781547701834

Second Form Latin by Memoria Press

                               Textbook - 9781615380237

                               Workbook- 9781547702190

                               W/B answer key-9781547702633

                               Flashcards- 9781547701827

Third Form Latin by Memoria Press

                               Textbook - 9781615381456

                               Workbook- 9781615381173

                               W/B answer key- 9781615382477

                               Flashcards- 9781615381432

OTHER REQUIRED MATERIAL: ½ in. flexible poly view binder with pockets or ½ in. 3 ring binder, 6 tabbed dividers (labeled Syllabus/, NLE, Grammar, Vocab,  Roman World, Quizzes/Tests, Extras)

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 

Latin is not a dead language! In fact, Latin is the root of most of our English words. These courses will use the well-known Form Latin series by Memoria Press. The books are a wonderful grammar first approach and is ideal for all beginners grades 6th grade and up. They utilize a logical, systematic manner to enable the student to master the content.  Memoria Press states, “The uniqueness of the Form Series lies in two features: (1) Commitment to the trivium model of teaching grammar systematically in order to facilitate retention and understanding, rather than topically, to facilitate translation; and (2) Extensive workbook exercises to ensure skills mastery and rapid recognition of inflected forms.  Students will enjoy learning Latin grammar as well as listening and speaking. The Roman culture will also be a focus of this learning experience. Class and homework time will be devoted to the National Latin Exam and students are encouraged to take the test in March.

                              

Spanish 1, 2, 3, and Conversational Tutoring

TUTOR: Señora Kirwan

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School- 12th grade 

SUGGESTED CREDIT AND COURSE CODE: 1 credit ( there will be no credit for the conversational tutoring as students is expected to be enrolled in any Spanish class- i.e, FLVS)

PREREQUISITE:  none for Spanish 1, previous Spanish required for all other levels

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS:  To be outlined on the syllabus

COURSE DESCRIPTION: 

The series of Spanish courses at Libertas will explore the diversity among the Spanish-speaking people of God’s creation, as well as expound on the beauty and structure of language as an example of the design and order of a God-created universe.

The courses develop a student's skill in listening, speaking, reading, and writing  in Spanish as well as cultural awareness. Oral communication will always remain the primary objective.