Classes 2017-2018

Modern World & American Literature 
​(Grades 9+)

In this year-long study designed to be paired with Mosaic Freeschool’s Modern American History Survey, we will read novels, memoirs, and autobiographies to enhance our understanding of events spanning the Industrial Revolution, the Great Depression, the Cold War, present day, and points in between. Weekly live meetings will be devoted to discussion of content, historical context, literary analysis, and related writing assignments. Formal essays will be required for each book and/ortimeframe and periodic quizzes will assess student understanding of story details and other key concepts.

Instructor will use a variety of curricula and materials including, but not limited to, History Odyssey Modern Times (Pandia Press) and Glencoe Literature Library. Some sections may include related reading such as poetry and essays. Links to related reading will be provided. Students are responsible for securing each of the following books (you may purchase any edition as long as it is not an abridged version):

​Fall 2017 (Weekly one-hour live meetings to commence Thursday, Sept. 14, 11:30 am Eastern)
​No Class 11/9, 11/23, 12/28, and 1/4

Includes one-on-one instructor feedback throughout the week and access to recorded sessions

Industrial Revolution
Around the World In Eighty Days by Jules Verne 

British Imperialism (the Progressive Era)
Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe + related reading 

The First World War
The Red Fighter Pilot: The Autobiography of the Red Baron by Manfred von Richthofen 
​(I recommend purchasing this edition, as there are others and it can be a bit confusing)

The Great Depression
No Promises in the Wind by Irene Hunt 

Spring 2018 (Weekly one-hour live meetings to commence Thursday, Jan. 25, 11:30 am Eastern)
​No Class 2/22 and 4/5
​Last class 5/17

Includes one-on-one instructor feedback throughout the week and access to recorded sessions

The Holocaust
Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl (Anne Frank)

The Cold War
Chinese Cinderella: The True Story of an Unwanted Daughter by Adeline Yen Mah + related reading

The ’60’s
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman (a novel) by Ernest J. Gaines + related reading

Present Day
I am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban (Malala Yousafzai)

For important information about our high school classes, including cost, click HERE.

“No Fear” Nonfiction on WizIQ
​(Ages 10-13)

“No Fear” Nonfiction Tutorial from Angela Harris on Vimeo.

This is an asynchronous four week class beginning September 25. Contact Angela for more information or to enroll.