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Monday, March 18, 2013

High School Economics and Catholic Social Teaching

Homeschool Connections has opened registration for this short economics course, which will take place in July. Whether you are looking for a basic introduction with a Catholic ethos or a solid foundation for future economics studies, this is the class to take.

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Class dates: Monday through Thursday, July 8 to July 11, 2013
Total classes: 4
Starting time: 4:30 pm Eastern
Duration: 1 hour
Prerequisite: None
Suggested grade level: 11th to 12th grade, but all enthusiastic high school students are welcomed.
Fee: $50 for all four classes (course materials included)
Instructor: Mr. Phillip Campbell
Course description: Introduction to the Church's social teaching on man, economy and the state, studying the benefits and pitfalls of the modern economy through the lens of Catholic Tradition.
Course outline:
Day 1: Catholic teaching on man and our duties to society and our neighbor
Day 2: Synopsis of the teachings in the Catholic Social Enyclicals
Day 3: Belloc and Chesteron
Day 4: Modern efforts at implementing the Church's social teaching
Course materials: Provided free online by instructor
Homework: Light reading, plus a comprehensive exam at the conclusion of the week

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NOTE: Students wishing to prepare for the 2013/2014 School Year can also take advantage of our Unlimited Access! program. These are recorded courses that can be taken at your own pace on your own schedule. Unlimited Access! is an independent-learning program that gives your whole family unlimited access to over 124 courses, including several designed for summer learning.
          Mr. Campbell offers a 12-week economics course through Unlimited Access: Economics As If People Matter (Micro and Macro Economics). It is recommended that students of the Economics Summer Boot Camp follow up with Economics As if People Matter.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Life Skills for Teens: Note Taking and Getting an A+

We all want to help our children become strong and confident students. One important step in succeeding in high school is to have strong note taking and test taking skills. Homeschool Connections, along with Professor Erin Brown Conroy, has developed a course for your teen. We want to give him or her what is needed to be able to study for any high school level course with success and get straight A's.

When we originally opened this course for registration it filled up right away and went to wait list. For this reason, we've added a second day so that everyone has a chance to learn these important skills.

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Class dates: Thursdays, April 4 to 25, 2013
Total classes: 4 Starting time: 3:30 pm Eastern (2:30 Central, 1:30 Mountain, 12:30 Pacific)
Duration: 50 minutes
Prerequisite: None
Suggested grade level: 7th to 11th
Fee: $55 for all 4 classes.
Instructor: E. B. Conroy, MA
Course description: This course is designed to help your student become strong, confident, and able to study for any high school level course with success.
Course outline:
Class 1: Active listening and how to take notes effectively
Class 2: Active reading and how to study effectively
Class 3: Critical reading skills for comprehension
Class 4: Test-taking in a timed setting
Course materials: All materials provided free from the instructor
Homework: This is a lecture course with approximately 2 hours of outside-of-class work per week.

Equipment requirements: Classes are online, live, and interactive. Students are required to have a computer, high-speed internet, and a headset with microphone, which can be found as cheap as $12.
Professor Brown Conroy will be available via email or phone 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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