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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

High School Classical Literature: Sophocles

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Class dates: Tuesdays, November 9 to December 14, 2010
Total classes: 6
Starting time: 10:00 am Eastern (9:00 am Central)
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Fee: $120 for entire 6 week course. $15 Early Enrollment Discount before August 1, 2010.
Instructor: Henry Russell, Ph.D.
Prerequisite: The ability to read, understand, and enjoy Sophocles
Suggested grade level: 10th to 12th
High school credit: 1/2 semester credit. For a full credit, precede with Dr. Russell’s Iliad course.
Course description: What do Aristotle and the Greek tragedians mean by tragedy? Is it closely related to the Christian concept of godly justice (and therefore to the Christian concept of comedy)? If Sophocles’ Oedipus is the most perfect tragedy, as Aristotle suggests, then what does that tragedy tell us? And how does Oedipus at Colonnus, written twenty years later, come to a completely redemptive ending 400 years before Christ?
Course outline:
Class 1: The Nature of Tragedy
Class 2: Oedipus Rex
Class 3: Oedipus Rex
Class 4: Antigone
Class 5: Oedipus at Colonnus
Class 6: Oedipus at Colonnus
Homework: Dr. Russell will provide quizzes, essay topics, and a midterm and final exam to be graded by the parent.
Course materials: Oedipus Rex, Antigone, and Oedipus at Colonnus, Fitzgerald translation

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Monday, July 26, 2010

High School Theology: Introduction to the Old Testament

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Class dates: Fridays, October 22 to December 17, 2010
Total classes: 8
Starting time: 10 am Eastern (9:00 am Central)
Duration: 1 hour
Fee: $160 for the entire 8-week course.
Instructor: Robert Gotcher, Ph.D.
Prerequisite: none
Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th
High school credit: 2/3 semester
Course description: The Old Testament is the record of God’s initial interaction with His Creation and the human race and His preparation the People of God for the coming of the Messiah. This course will focus on the historical development of Israel from the patriarchs to the Maccabees. We will emphasize methods for reading a passage so as to more fully grasp God’s message for us.
Course outline:
Class 1: The Old Testament overview
Class 2: Creation, fall, promise
Class 3: Abraham and the Patriarchs
Class 4: Moses, the Exodus, occupation of Canaan
Class 5: Judges, Kings, David and Solomon
Class 6: The two kingdoms, Exile
Class 7: Restoration, anticipation of the Messiah
Class 8: Christ in the Old Testament
Homework: Online readings from Bible. There will be a short on-line quiz after each class period based on reading and class material. Final exam.
Course materials: A Catholic Bible.

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Friday, July 23, 2010

High School Sacramental Theology

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Class dates: Tuesdays, Oct. 5 to Oct. 26, 2010
Total classes: 4
Starting time: 1:00 pm Eastern (Noon Eastern)
Duration: 1 hour
Fee: $75 for entire 4-week course. $15 Early Registration Discount before August 1, 2010
Instructor
: Monica Ashour, M.T.S., M.Hum.
Prerequisite: None
Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th
High school credit: 1/3 semester credit. For a full semester credit in Theology then enroll in 2 more of Miss Ashour's 4-week courses.
Course description: Knowing the catechetical aspects of the sacraments is essential for Catholics. Yet, for those who desire to go deeper into the understanding of their sacramental life, the theological underpinnings serve as a gateway to a poignant vision of Christianity. Therefore, this course will demonstrate how all of the sacraments are connected to Christ’s gift of Himself on the Cross and to the Trinity’s eternal exchange of life and love which we receive in every sacrament. Catechetical terms such as ex opere operato and ex opere operantis, matter and form, and grace will come alive for the student as he/she grows in theological understanding. With a broad stroke, we will cover each sacrament’s theological richness.
Course goal: The student will come to see the why’s behind the Sacraments and, thus, be enriched in his/her life of faith.
Course outline: To be announced
Homework: None
Course materials: Optional reading assignments to be provided

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

High School Science: Physiology; Blood

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Class dates: Mondays, Sept. 20 to Oct. 25, 2010
Total classes: 6
Starting time: 1:30 pm Eastern (12:30 Central)
Duration: 1 hour
Fee: $90 for the entire 6-week course. Early Registration Discount of $15 off before August 1, 2010.
Instructor: Kris Correira, PA
Prerequisite: None
Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th
High school credit: This course is worth 1/2 semester of science. For a full semester credit then add Kris Correira's Science: Immunity; In Sickness and in Health (recorded or live Spring 2011).
Course description: You won't faint at the sight of blood in this virtual class! We'll explore what blood is and does, how it is made, how it clots, and blood typing. We'll also look at how blood is tested in a medical laboratory, what the results are when a person is healthy and how it changes in illness. Each student will present their own research into a specific blood disorder of his or her choosing.
Course outline:
Class 1: Function and Composition, Hematopoiesis
Class 2: Blood Clotting
Class 3: Structure and Function of Hemoglobin, Blood Typing
Class 4: CBC
Class 5: Anemia
Class 6: Leukemia and Other Bone Marrow Diseases
Homework: Homework will consist of answering a series of questions relating to what will be covered the following week. Lectures 2 through 6 will have a quiz at the start of class.
Course Materials: Reading materials are available free online. You will be required to order lab supplies that will cost around $20.

Instructor's biography:
Kris Correira is a homeschooling mom of three boys with a special interest in science. Her blog, At Home Science, is a resource for teaching science at home without reliance on textbooks or curricula, but rather by creating individual, flexible science programs through a variety of books and other resources. She also has a unique approach to nature study which she blogs about at A Private Eye Nature.

Kris has a long background in medicine and teaching. She is a physician assistant who worked in a busy emergency department for sixteen years. She has been teaching in the paramedic program at Quinsigamond Community college since 1993, and now also teaches a lab in Human Biology for Non-Majors at Eastern Connecticut State University. She received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Biological Sciences and Computer Science from Wellesley College, and her Physician Assistant Certificate and Masters of Health Professions degree from Northeastern University. She is currently working towards her Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership and Higher Education online from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln.

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Monday, July 19, 2010

High School Philosophy: Online Classes

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Class dates: Thursdays, September 16 to November 18, 2010
Total classes: 10
Starting time: 9:30 am Eastern (8:30 am Central)
Duration: 1 hour
Fee: $150 for entire 10-week course. $20 Early Enrollment Discount before August 1, 2010
Prerequisite: None
Suggested grade level: 10th to 12th
High school credit: 3/4 semester credit for philosophy
Course description: This course will provide a survey of various authors’ attempts to answer the questions, “What is beauty?” and, “What is the meaning of the beautiful?” Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, and St. Bonaventure will be read and considered, among others.
Course outline: To be announced
Homework: Students will be expected to read excerpts from various authors and to complete written responses to study questions for each class.
Course materials: Every effort will be made to limit materials to those freely available online.

Equipment requirements: Students are required to have high-speed internet and a headset with microphone.
Misc: The instructor will be available via email in between classes for questions and comments.
Recordings of classes are provided to students within 24 hours and available for 6 months.
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Philosophy: What is Beauty?
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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Second Year Latin Online (200)

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Note: Part Two is scheduled in the spring for a full year of Latin II.
Class dates: Wednesdays, September 15 to December 8, 2010 (no class Nov. 24 for Thanksgiving)
Total classes: 12
Starting time: 11:00 am Eastern (10:00 am Central)
Duration: 1 hour
Fee: $180 for entire 12-week course (Part One). $20 Early Enrollment Discount before August 1, 2010
Prerequisite: Latin I or equivalent: Students who wish to take this course should AT LEAST be able to decline nouns and adjectives of the 1st through 3rd declensions and work with verbs of the 1st through 4th conjugations in the present tense FROM MEMORY. They should also be able to compose short Latin sentences.
Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th. Younger students may enroll as long as they have the prerequisites.
High school credit: One full semester credit. Add Latin II, Part Two in the spring for one full year credit.
Course description: This course will cover a year’s worth of Latin in two parts, Fall and Spring. The course will focus on the student’s ability to compose Latin, allowing for a greater mastery of the language than what is often found with other approaches that focus on translation. Each class will consist of rigorous grammar drills, a quiz, some history, new grammar presentations, and practice. At the end of the year, the student should be able at the very least to compose a short story, history, or poem using all the active and passive verb tenses. This will be tested with a final exam.
Homework: Composition, translation, and memorization of grammar charts and rules and of various Roman speeches and Church prayers.
Course materials: Latin for Beginners by D'ooge available for free download at TextKit. Also, Cassel's Latin-English Dictionary is recommended. However, it is not required if you already have a Latin-English dictionary. It isn't available as a free download. It's available in soft or hard cover (I've seen the hardcover at Amazon used for as little as $2.70).

Equipment requirements: Students are required to have high-speed internet and a headset with microphone.
Misc: The instructor will be available via email in between classes for questions and comments.
Recordings of classes are provided to students within 24 hours and available for 6 months.
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Latin II, Part One (Second Year Latin)
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Online Middle School History: The Greeks

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Class dates: Wednesdays, September 15 to November 17, 2010
Total classes: 10
Starting time: 9:30 am Eastern (8:30 am Central)
Duration: 1 hour
Fee: $150 for entire 10-week course. $20 Early Enrollment Discount before August 1, 2010.
Prerequisite: None

Suggested grade level: 7th to 8th
Course description: The Greeks provide us with many of the known firsts of Western Civilization: mathematicians, astronomers, poets, philosophers, statesmen, and historians. This course provides a thematic history of the cultures of what is today Greece from earliest times up until the rise of Rome with particular focus on just such intellectual and artistic achievers among these fascinating peoples. The idea of enquiry will be the backbone concept of the course: the Greeks provide examples of how to begin to ask questions about things we all see and do every day that lead directly to many modern sciences and arts. A brief introduction to the Greek alphabet and language will be included.

Course outline: (Tentative)
Class 1: The Artisans and Builders
Class 2: The Poets & Dramatists
Class 3: The Historians
Class 4: The Wise Men & Law-Givers
Class 5: The Rhetoricians and Statesmen
Class 6: The Mathematicians
Class 7: The Physicians
Class 8: The Natural Scientists
Class 9: The Philosophers
Class 10: The Librarians

Homework: Readings, activities, maps, timelines, and study questions. A semester project involving the writing of a history based on primary sources will culminate the semester.
Course materials: Every effort will be made to limit materials to those freely available online.
Equipment requirements: Students are required to have high-speed internet and a headset with microphone.
Misc: The instructor will be available via email in between classes for questions and comments.
Recordings of classes are provided to students within 24 hours and available for 6 months.
Homeschool Connections does not provide record keeping services.

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Monday, July 12, 2010

Early Registration Discount Ends Soon

For all of you planning out your Fall and Spring semesters, please note that the early registration discount for Fall 2010 ends August 1st and our Spring 2011 early registration discount ends November 1st.

We look forward to a great year with you and your students!

Friday, July 9, 2010

High School Literature: Homer's Iliad

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Class dates: Tuesdays, September 14 to November 2, 2010 (no class Oct. 19th)
Total classes: 7
Starting time
: 10:00 am Eastern (9:00 am Central)
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Fee: $140 for entire 7-week course. $20 Early Registration Discount before August 1, 2010
Instructor
: Henry Russell, Ph.D.
Prerequisite: The ability to read, understand, and enjoy The Iliad
Suggested grade level: 10th to 12th
High school credit: 1/2 semester credit. Follow up with Dr. Russell’s Sophocles course for a full semester credit.

Course description:
Homer’s Iliad, the ultimate epic of war and the warrior, examines the problem of men who seek individual glory but who must unite to fulfill the will of Zeus. How do they subordinate their own wills to a greater cause, and how much suffering will it take before they learn to do so? On an even greater level, how can a city resist God’s gift of an ultimate beauty, even when that beauty comes to them by an act of evil? But what price must even the best of men pay when the community agrees not to punish such evil?

Course outline:
Class 1: Introduction to the Epic
Class 2: Books 1 – 4
Class 3: Books 5 – 8
Class 4: Books 9 – 12
Class 5: Book 13 to 16
Class 6: Books 17 – 20
Class 7: Books 21 – 24

Homework: Dr. Russell will provide quizzes, essay topics, and a midterm and final exam to be graded by parents.
Course materials: The Iliad, Robert Fitzgerald translation
Equipment requirements:
Students are required to have high-speed internet and a headset with microphone.
Misc:
Dr. Russell will be available via email in between classes for questions and comments.
Recordings of classes are provided to students within 24 hours and available for 6 months.
Homeschool Connections does not provide record keeping services.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Fr. Mitch Pacwa Bible Course for Adults

Homeschool Connections is branching out. We are very excited to announce our newest venture, Aquinas Connections which now offers courses designed just for adults. Our first course is with none other than Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J., President of Ignatius Productions who is best known for his appearances on EWTN television and radio. This course is limited to 30 attendees so don't wait too long to register (click on the title below).

Jesus’ Journey to Jerusalem In St. Luke’s Gospel

Course dates: Mondays, August 2 to September 13, 2010. No class Sept. 6 due to Labor Day holiday.
Total classes: 6
Starting time: 9:30 pm, Eastern (8:30 pm. Central)
Duration: 1 hour
Fee: $125 for all six classes
Instructor: Fr. Mitch Pacwa, S.J.

Course description:
In Luke 9:51 Jesus sets his face toward Jerusalem, and mention of his destination is repeated in 13:22, 17:11, and 18:34, with allusions to the journey in 9:57, 10:38, 11:53, 14:25. This journey links the beginning of Christ’s public ministry with its purpose in his death and resurrection. During this Year of Cycle C Readings, the Church presents readings from this unit of the Gospel, from the Thirteenth through the Thirtieth Sundays in Ordinary Time. It is easy to hear each episode during the Sunday readings, but that would miss seeing the unity of these episodes and their function within the message of the whole Gospel. This course will limit itself to examining the Journey to Jerusalem. While the individual units of the Gospel will be examined in as much detail as is possible, the focus will be on making the links between each unit and the theme of the Journey, as well as the connections with other parts of the Gospel of St. Luke.

Course materials: A Catholic Bible. To enjoy this course completely, a careful reading of Luke 9:51-18:34 before the first class is recommended.
Optional materials: Here are some popular commentaries on St. Luke recommended by Fr. Pacwa if you would like to have some aids:
The Human face of Jesus: Meditation and Commentary on the Gospel of Luke (out of print but available for as little as $1 used).
Luke: A Devotional Commentary (out of print but available for as little as $2.25 used).
A more technical (some knowledge of Greek would be useful), yet quite excellent, commentary: John Nolland, Luke 9:21-18:34 Word Biblical Commentary (Dallas, Texas: Word Books, Publisher 1993).
Equipment requirements: Students are required to have high-speed internet. A headset with microphone is recommended. If you don't have a headset, you at least need speakers.
Availability of recorded classes: Recordings of classes are provided to students within 24 hours and available for 6 months for your review. Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the recording and/or course contents in any form is strictly prohibited.

Instructor's biography:
Father received his B.A. in Philosophy and Theology from the University of Detroit, summa cum laude. He was ordained a Catholic priest in 1976 with the Society of Jesus and then continued his studies and received his Master of Divinity and S.T.B. from the Jesuit School of Theology of Loyola University, magna cum laude. At Vanderbilt University, he received his Master of Arts, Ph.D. in Old Testament. Father Pacwa is fluent in twelve languages and has a unique understanding of the peoples and cultures of the Middle East.

He has taught at the high school, university, and seminary levels. Being a well-known biblical scholar, he has lectured at hundreds of conferences and churches around the world. He is best known for his appearances on the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), where he currently hosts two programs – “Threshold of Hope” and “EWTN LIVE.” Father Pacwa also serves as the weekly host of EWTN Radio “OPEN LINE” program.

In the year 2000, Father Pacwa established Ignatius Productions, a Catholic media production apostolate, whose mission is to teach people the scriptures, educate Catholics about their Faith, and promote unity and understanding within the Mystical Body of Christ. Father has recently announced that Ignatius Productions will raise funds for a much needed unique ten part documentary on the history of the Reformation. Check out www.fathermitchpacwa.org to see a short preview.

Father Mitch Pacwa appears courtesy of Ignatius Productions to share with you his knowledge of scripture and the Church. Father Pacwa’s teachings and travels are available as CDs and DVDs on his web site at www.fathermitchpacwa.org. There you’ll find a list of all his available teachings, his calendar of upcoming events, free PACWACASTS as well as information about his video production company. You may also sign up for his monthly newsletter that brings you Father Pacwa's “Words of Wisdom” on a variety of subjects.

Jesus’ Journey to Jerusalem In St. Luke’s Gospel

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Online German Classes for Middle & High School

Update: This live course has concluded. However, it will be offered again in the fall. Also, it is currently available as a recorded course through our Unlimited Access! service. This is a great way to learn at your own pace when your schedule allows. To subscribe or learn more:Adult and High School Catholic Online Classes


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Note: Part Two is scheduled in the spring for a full year of German.

Class dates: Mondays, September 13 to December 6, 2010 (no class on Nov. 1 for All Saints Day)
Total classes: 12
Starting time: 11:00 am Eastern (10:00 am Central)
Duration: 1 hour
Fee: $180 for entire 12-week course. $20 Early Registration Discount before August 1, 2010
Prerequisite: None
High school credit: One full semester credit. Add German I, Part Two in the spring for one full year credit.
Suggested grade level: 7th to 12th

Course description:
This course will cover a year’s worth of German in two parts, Fall and Spring. We will use a child’s approach of learning the language through music, story-telling, and poetry. Each class will consist of vigorous grammar drills, a quiz, cultural activities, and story-telling. At the end of the year, the student should be able to carry out short conversations in German and write short, simple stories. This will be tested with a final exam.

Course outline: To be announced
Homework: Composition, translation, and memorization of grammar charts and rules and of various German poems and songs.
Course materials: "German Grammar Drills" by Ed Swick $12.95 List price, $9.32 Amazon.com new, $7.24 used
"German Made Simple" by Arnold Leitner, Ph.D. $13.99 List price, $9.88 Amazon.com new, $7.61 used
Equipment requirements: Students are required to have high-speed internet and a headset with microphone.
Misc: The instructor will be available via email in between classes for questions and comments.
Recordings of classes are provided to students within 24 hours and available for 6 months.
Homeschool Connections does not provide record keeping services.


German I, Part One (First Year German)
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Monday, July 5, 2010

Beginning Latin: Middle & High School: Online Homeschool

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Note: Part Two is scheduled in the spring for a full year of Latin I.
Class dates: Mondays, September 13 to December 6, 2010 (no class Nov. 1 for All Saints Day)
Total classes: 12
Starting time: 9:30 am Eastern (8:30 am Central)
Duration: 1 hour
Fee: $180 for entire 12-week course (Part One). $20 Early Enrollment Discount before August 1, 2010
Prerequisite: None
Suggested Grade Level: 7th to 12th
High school credit: One full semester credit. Add Latin II, Part Two in the spring for one full year credit.
Course Description:
This course will cover a year’s worth of Latin in two parts, Fall and Spring. The course will focus on the student’s ability to compose Latin, allowing for a greater mastery of the language than what is often found with other approaches that focus on translation. Each class will consist of rigorous grammar drills, a quiz, some history, new grammar presentations, and practice. At the end of the year, the student should be able at the very least to compose a short, simple story using the present and future tenses. This will be tested with a final exam.
Course Outline: To be announced
Homework: Composition, translation, and memorization of grammar charts and rules and of various Roman speeches and Church prayers.
Course materials: Latin for Beginners by D'ooge available for free download at TextKit. Also, Cassel's Latin-English Dictionary is recommended. However, it is not required if you already have a Latin-English dictionary. It isn't available as a free download. It's available in soft or hard cover (I've seen the hardcover at Amazon used for as little as $2.70).

Equipment requirements: Students are required to have high-speed internet and a headset with microphone.
Misc: The instructor will be available via email in between classes for questions and comments.
Recordings of classes are provided to students within 24 hours and available for 6 months.
Homeschool Connections does not provide record keeping services.

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Saturday, July 3, 2010

Latin Textbooks for Middle and High School

Our Latin instructor has given us the list of Latin books for the fall and spring. They are all available Free at TextKit. We love Free!

These books will be used for a backbone to the courses and for exercises. In addition, they will make good reference tools. They are of course also available at Amazon, but Free makes .pdf very attractive.

Latin I: "Latin for Beginners" by D'ooge
Latin II: "Latin for Beginners" by D'ooge
Latin III: "Latin for Beginners" by D'ooge
"Latin Prose Composition" by North and Hillard
"A Latin Grammar" by Charles E. Bennet

Also, Cassel's Latin-English Dictionary is recommended for all 3 levels. However, it is not required if you already have a Latin-English dictionary. It isn't available as a free download. It's available in soft or hard cover (I've seen the hardcover at Amazon used for as little as $2.70).

Friday, July 2, 2010

Middle School Writing & Literature Online Class

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Class dates: Saturdays, September 11 to October 16, 2010
Total classes: 6 Starting time: 11:00 am, Eastern (10:00 am Central)
Duration: 1 hour
Fee: $80 for the entire 6-week course. Early Registration Discount of $10 off before August 1, 2010.
Instructor: Dayspring Brock
Prerequisite: Ability to read, understand, and enjoy Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
Suggested grade level: 7th to 8th
Course description: In his lecture notes concerning his most profound work, "Huckleberry Finn," Mark Twain says that "a sound heart is a surer guide than an ill-trained conscience." One of the most beloved American novels written, this story of a young Odyssean wanderer discovers friendship and loyalty through the runaway slave, Jim, and discovers a profound lesson in trusting in the worth of a another human being over and against the societal prejudice of the time. Though the work can often be taught as a study on American racism, this course will mostly focus on themes of friendship, loyalty, and the value of the human heart. Students at this age enjoy the masterful plot of this story and will be thoroughly challenged through its reading and lectures. Vocabulary and grammar will be reading based and the paper written will cover a particular theme of the work. The first three lectures will cover the work and the final three lectures will concern the writing.
Course outline:
Class 1: Introduction to Huckleberry Finn and the American Novel (please have read Ch. 1-5 for the first class)
Class 2: (Ch. 6-20); Vocabulary due
Class 3: (Ch. 21-35)
Class 4: (Ch. 36-End); Character map due; Writing about a theme
Class 5: Lecture; Editing the rough draft
Class 6: Lecture; Final paper
Homework: Miss Brock will provide vocabulary, reading quizzes, essay assignment and instructions, and a Final Exam. Answer keys will be provided for parents to grade.
Course materials: We will use the Penguin Classic of Huckleberry Finn, Paperback: 368 pages, Publisher: Penguin Classics; Deluxe edition (Oct. 27, 2009), ISBN-10: 0143105949. You are free to use any edition, but for better ease of reading along with the teacher, the student would be best served if the page numbers correspond with the teacher’s edition.
Equipment requirements:
Students are required to have high-speed internet and a headset with microphone.
Misc:
Miss Brock will be available via email in between classes for questions and comments.
Recordings of classes are provided to students within 24 hours and available for 6 months.
Homeschool Connections does not provide record keeping services.

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