Social Studies 2018-19

World History

Western Civilization

Taught by:

Carolyn Forte

Thursdays 

3:30 – 4:30

Classes Start: 
September 20

This is a literature-based course covering the development of Western Civilization from the Roman Empire up to the American Revolution.  Students will read at least one book a month (a suggested list of biographies and historical fiction will be provided) in addition to reading assignments from Famous Men of Rome,  Famous Men of the Middle Ages and Famous Men of the Renaissance by Poland and Haaren.  We will discuss the books in the context of world history and each student will create an annotated time line. Because this course is literature based, you can choose to use it for both English and World History.  Those who choose to use it for English credit will write a short paper each month.

This is a High School level course but younger students are welcome.  

COST:  $175.00 per semester

Semester I: September 20 – January 31

Semester II:  February 7 – May 30

Required texts:

  •             Famous Men of Rome by Poland & Haaren
  •             Famous Men of the Middle Ages by Poland & Haaren

Call Carolyn at EIE 626-821-0025

U.S. HISTORY

YOUNG REPUBLIC HISTORY

Taught by Dan Shippey

Wednesdays

9:30 – 10:30

The American Revolution had been won but the struggle for the future of the United States was just beginning. This class will explore how thirteen rowdy states truly became unified, created a new government and faced the challenges of nation forging. From Shay’s rebellion to Constitutional Convention and Ratification, through Presidential administrations and finally concluding with the War of 1812 this class picks up where Revolutionary History ends. You will meet the heroes, villains, victors and victims of our early history and understand the motivations and ideals that shaped The United States of America.
COST:   $125 per semester

Revolutionary America

Taught by Dan Shippey

Wednesday

10:30 – 11:30

What made Americans throw off the rule of Great Britain? John Adams said the Revolution in America occurred before a shot was ever fired. This 1st semester class will give students and understanding of the decade before the War for Independence when the ideals that would become our Declaration and Constitution were formed. We will have a special focus on first person accounts and documents from contemporary sources. Each student will also be creating their own unique final project that is limited only by their creativity and effort. Past projects have included building of ship models, cooking period food, a student coming to class in character as Billy Flora and a demonstration of the rules for dueling. Students who complete the 1st semester are encouraged to join our 2nd semester that begins after Lexington and Concord.

COST:  $125.00 per semester

The course is recommended for 7th -12th grade but younger students will be considered on a case by case basis if you contact the teacher in advance.

CONTACT:  Dan Shippey

PHONE:  714-421-8448

EMAIL:  dan@breedshill.org

American History Through Music! 

(Songs & Stories!)

Taught by:

Carolyn Forte

Fridays 

1:45-2:30

Open to ages 5 and up (younger children may attend with a parent)

Description:   In this class we will learn traditional songs from American history and the stories behind them.  We will do a lot of singing, clapping and moving with great music while learning about American History.   Carolyn majored in music and has been a song leader for several decades.  End your week with music, fun and history!

COST:  $100 per semester (ask about family discounts)

Semester 1:  September 21 – February 1

Semester 2:  February 8 – May 31

Call Carolyn at EIE 626-821-0025

We Spark Learning

by:  Ani Janbazian

KID’S VID’S N’

REVOLUTION 

TAUGHT BY:

Ani Janbazian

We Spark Learning

Wednesdays 1

11:00am – 12:15pm

(1 hr. 15 min)

TARGET: Grades 2-6
COURSE DURATION: 1 year (two, 15 week semesters – classes begin Sept 12, 2018)
COST PER SEMESTER (ALL materials provided):
$250 for homeschool families paying out-of-pocket
$275 for iLead, Inspire, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain and Excel Academy Charter students. Please contact WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com in advance for the option to use HOMESCHOOL COACHES for Gorman, Golden Valley, CA Enrichment Academy, Valiant Prep and Compass Charter students.

Journey through the life and times of the American Revolution through the on-screen adventures of LIBERTY’S KIDS, James and Sarah –two of Benjamin Franklin’s young reporters.  Featuring the award-winning educational cartoon series, we use episode-inspired explorations and creations to immerse students in learning about our nation’s journey to freedom.

Inspired by the 22-minute episodes, classes will include:
video comprehension guides
weekly hands-on creative activities
timeline of events
introduction to important people, ideas, icons, and inventions

Who are Liberty’s Kids?
James, a street-smart 14 year-old, takes the perspective of a Colonist. Sarah, a spirited 15 year-old offers the British point of view. As rookie reporters for Benjamin Franklin’s Print Shop, they compete for front page stories about events taking place in America prior to and during The Revolution. Their investigations land them, and their ambitious young friend, Henri, in many dangerous and thrilling situations.

Please note, this class is 1 hour and 15 minutes in length, to accommodate the viewing of a 22 minute episode of Liberty’s Kids, each week.  Tuition includes all materials necessary for class, including a folder/binder, writing implements, school supplies, craft projects, art materials, incentive prizes and goodies for classroom rewards or celebrations.

TO REGISTER: Opening May 1, 2018, simply download and complete the registration form that will be available on WeSparkLearning.com. Send it in with payment to reserve your spot. In addition to sending us your registration form, Charter School students must arrange for payment by P.O./Enrichment Certificate request, to be issued before classes begin.
Questions? Call (626)482-8963        or email WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com

WHERE IN THE WORLD

IS NINA PASADENA?

TAUGHT BY:

Ani Janbazian

We Spark Learning

Wednesdays

12:45 – 1:45 PM

OR 4:45 – 5:45 PM

TARGET: Grades 2-6
COURSE DURATION: 1 year (two, 15 week semesters – classes begin Sept 12, 2018)
COST PER SEMESTER (ALL materials provided):
$225 for homeschool families paying out-of-pocket
$250 for iLead, Inspire, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain and Excel Academy Charter students. Please contact WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com in advance for the option to use HOMESCHOOL COACHES for Gorman, Golden Valley, CA Enrichment Academy, Valiant Prep and Compass Charter students.

Join the Acme Detective Agency on the hunt for super spy criminal mastermind, Nina Pasadena.  She and her henchmen are stealing treasures, and monuments from around the world.  You and the other Acme Agents will follow the clues leading you through countries of the world, exploring exotic cultures and locations — all to deduce and track down the identity of the criminals and return the stolen goods.

As Nina and her gang escape to different parts of the globe, you will give chase by solving clues using travel guides, atlases, encyclopedias, books on nature, cultures, art, architecture, landmarks, and more. Each case will take you to three continents, three countries, and three cities on your hunt for suspects.

You will be given one Agent Special Assignment during the year (aka- a short research paper, and drawing task to work on at home) about a specific country that is a henchman hide-out. You will present your Special Assignment in front of the Acme team (oral presentation).  You will also take turns to role play as witness and lead detective, as you learn about geography from around the world.

Will we catch Nina Pasadena in the end?  Join us to find out!  This crime-solving class is sure to be full of mystery and intrigue!

Tuition includes all materials necessary for class, including a folder/binder, writing implements, books, school supplies, incentive prizes and goodies for classroom rewards or celebrations.

PLEASE NOTE: If you took the USA version of this class last year, this class uses the same theme, but features new criminals, and is structured differently so that the cases unfold in a fresh new way for our world-wide adventures!

TO REGISTER: Opening May 1, 2018, simply download and complete the registration form that will be available on WeSparkLearning.com. Send it in with payment to reserve your spot. In addition to sending us your registration form, Charter School students must arrange for payment by P.O./Enrichment Certificate request, to be issued before classes begin.
Questions? Call  (626)482-8963        or email  WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com

OTHER CLASSES

U.S. Government

Taught by:

Karin Detweiler

Monday

4:30 – 5:30

Start: Monday, September 10, 2018

Off/ No Class: 11/08 (Columbus Day) & 11/19 (Thanksgiving)

Duration: Fall 2017 Semester

Cost: $250 ($300 for charter students) + $15 materials fee (supplemental reading packet)

  1. Textbooks:  Holt-McDougal United States Government (2012)
  2. ISBN 978-0-547-45138-1
  3. (Several used copies of both are available from Amazon.)

(Pictures of the textbook cover can be found on my website.)

Supplemental Reading packet

  • Suggested:  APA: The Easy Way! (2nd ed.) (2009)
  • Peggy & Timothy Houghton, authors
  • ISBN: 0-923568-962

 

This course is geared mainly for 11th and 12th grade high school students.  We will be learning about the U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, citizenship, elections, legislature, Supreme Court, etc. There will be readings and assignments each week.  Assignments will encompass a variety of methods: papers, PowerPoint presentations, brochure creation, analyses, oral presentations, etc.  Students will better understand how the U.S. government was created, how it evolved, and how it affects our daily lives now. This course can be applied to CS/UC admission requirements for social science.

Instructor: Karin Detweiler

Emailkarin.detweiler@sbcglobal.net

Phone: 626/389-8411

URLhttp://www.mrsd.rocks/

Vendor with: Sage Oak, Sky Mountain and Excel

Psychology

Taught by

Karin Detweiler

Monday

3:30 – 4:30

Start: Monday, September 11, 2017

Off/ No Class: 11/08 (Columbus Day) & 11/19 (Thanksgiving)

Duration: Fall 2017 Semester

Cost: $250 ($300 for charter students)

Textbook:

  • Holt-McDougal Psychology (2010) – Author, Spencer A. Rathus
  • ISBN 13:978-0-55-400401-3 or 10: 0-55-400401-1
  • (Several used copies are available from Amazon.)
  • (Pictures of the textbook cover can be found on my website.)

 

  • Suggested:  APA: The Easy Way! (2nd ed.) (2009)
  •                      Peggy & Timothy Houghton, authors
  •                      ISBN: 0-923568-962

This course is geared mainly for 11th and 12th grade high school students.  We will be learning about basic psychology theory, psychological methods, how we learn, memory, intelligence, life span development, personality, etc. There will be readings and assignments each week.  Assignments will encompass a variety of methods: papers, PowerPoint presentations, brochure creation, analyses, oral presentations, etc.  The study of psychology is constantly evolving.  It is exciting to learn about how the human mind works!  This course can often be used towards high school elective requirements.

Instructor: Karin Detweiler

Emailkarin.detweiler@sbcglobal.net

Phone: 626/389-8411

URL: http://www.mrsd.rocks/

Vendor with: Sage Oak, Sky Mountain and Excel

Sociology

Taught by:

Karin Detweiler

Monday

3:30 – 4:30

Second Semester Class

Start: Monday, January 07, 2019

Off/ No Class: 01/14 (MLK Jr. Day), 02/18 (President’s Day), 03/198(tentative), 04/02 (Easter)

Duration: Spring 2019 Semester

Cost: $250 ($300 for charter students)

Textbook:    HOLT Sociology (2008)

ISBN-13: 978-0-03-093561-9

(Several used copies are available from Amazon.)

(Pictures of the textbook cover can be found on my website.)

Suggested:  APA: The Easy Way! (2nd ed.) (2009)

Peggy & Timothy Houghton, authors

ISBN: 0-923568-962

How does society work?  How does it affect our daily lives? How do we impact others?  These, and other questions, are explored.  This course is geared mainly for 11th and 12th grade high school students.  We will be learning about cultural diversity, social structures, life span development in society, relationships, changing social world, etc. There will be readings and assignments each week.  Assignments will encompass a variety of methods: papers, PowerPoint presentations, brochure creation, analyses, oral presentations, etc.  This course can often be used towards high school elective requirements.

Instructor: Karin Detweiler

Emailkarin.detweiler@sbcglobal.net

Phone: 626/389-8411

URL: http://www.mrsd.rocks/

Vendor with: Sage Oak, Sky Mountain and Excel

Economics

Taught by:

Karin Detweiler

Monday

4:30 – 5:30

Start: Monday, January 07, 2019

Off/ No Class: 01/14 (MLK Jr. Day), 02/18 (President’s Day), 03/18 (tentative), 04/02 (Easter)

Duration: Spring 2019 Semester

Cost: $250 ($300 for charter students)

Textbook:    HOLT Economics: Concepts and Choices (2009)

ISBN-10: 0547082940

ISBN-13: 978-0547082943

(Several used copies are available from Amazon.)

(Pictures of the textbook cover can be found on my website.)

 

Suggested:  APA: The Easy Way! (2nd ed.) (2009)

Peggy & Timothy Houghton, authors

ISBN: 0-923568-962

 

This course is geared mainly for 11th and 12th grade high school students.  We will be learning about economic theory, economic systems, market structures, free enterprise, micro/macro economics, international trade, etc. There will be readings and assignments each week.  Assignments will encompass a variety of methods: papers, PowerPoint presentations, brochure creation, analyses, oral presentations, etc.  This course can be applied to CS/UC admission requirements for social science.

Instructor: Karin Detweiler

Email: karin.detweiler@sbcglobal.net

Phone: 626/389-8411

URLhttp://www.mrsd.rocks/

Vendor with: Sage Oak, Sky Mountain and Excel

PERSONAL FINANCE AND CAREER PLANING

THE CHECKERED GAME OF LIFE

YOU CREATE YOUR STORY

Taught by Regina Tula

Impact Leadership Network

Tuesdays

9:00 AM  – 10:00AM

COURSE DURATION: 1 Semester (15 week semesters)

Classes begin Sept 11, 2018

COST:  $175.00 for Semester

Target: 6th-12th grade

CLASS MATERIAL:  “Uncle Erik Talks About Personal Career and Financial Security” by Richard Maybury

Plus Workbook “Building Personal Model for Success” by Jane A William

 The definition of “Checkered” as it pertains to life is this; marked by periods of varied fortune or discreditable incidents. Today the journey begins with you. We choose the path our life will take and it is ever changing as we grow as individuals. Here you will learn the concepts of career and finances that will lead you on a path that is simple, yet welcomes changes. Once you understand what your goals are and why they’re important; the process of having a career and how money works, become your winning strategy to your personal game of life. Choose to do this while you’re young. You’ll see it’s the best time to start planning. Mainly, because you have the vision to see your dreams without limits and once you understand how to navigate the path, they will become realities. Here is what we will do to help you take the next step in your journey in the Game of Life. In our class you will:

  • Create your personal dream board
  • Gain understanding of financial concepts for life
  • Be prepared for the choice of college or career
  • Learn about systems in economics
  • Learn what it means to budget and create one
  • Explore entrepreneurial concepts, the investor, business owner, independent contractor, and employee mindsets
  • Have special guest speakers
  • Play the Game of Life and Cash Flow
  • Finish the class prepared to be financially fit for your personal future!
  • And so much more!

The Milton Bradley Game of Life as we know it today was originally created in 1860 by Milton Bradley as The Checkered Game of Life

 TO REGISTER: Opening May 1, 2018, simply download and complete the registration form.

Questions? Call (626)215-9508     or email thetulasource@gmail.com

 

 

Bio Regina Tula

I work in the financial arena of fortune 100 companies, developing customized financial strategies to meet the needs of individuals, families, businesses and corporations. In my past I have worked in law enforcement and health. Today, I enjoy navigating through the goals of my clients to create a healthy and secure financial future.