Social Studies 2019-20

World History

Western Civilization

Taught by:

Carolyn Forte

Thursdays  

3:30 – 4:30

Classes Start: 
September 12, 2019
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

Music History 

An Alternative or Enhancement to World History

Friday

2:30 – 3:30

Semester 1: 

September 20 – February 21  (No class Nov.28, Dec.27, Jan.3)

Semester 2: 

February 28 – May 29  (No class April 10, 17, May 8)

Suitable for grades 7-12

COST:  $120 per semester  (sibling discount available)

 Music always reflects the current culture and what will become history.  This study of the great composers in Western Civilization will follow the development of Western music from the 17th to the 20thcentury through reading short chapter biographies of prominent composers and listening to their music.  The class will focus on listening and discussion.  Students will create a notebook style timeline as they learn how composers influenced and were influenced by historical events.  Students will be required to attend at least one major musical event each semester.  EIE will offer several field trips, which may be used to satisfy this requirement and will announce other free or inexpensive events in our area.

Required text:  The Gift of Music  by Jane Stuart Smith and Betty Carlson  ISBN 9780891078692  (Available at EIE Bookstore)

Note:  Since it is impossible to teach Western Classical Music without Christian content, charter funds are not accepted for this class.

Contact:  Carolyn at EIE  (626) 821-0025

Worls History Through Art

Taught by:

Cynthia Rodriguez

Friday

9:30 – 10:30

Accepting new students all year.

Class fees are due no later than the 1st week of the semester. No refunds or make ups can be given for missed classes.

We do not accept charter funds!

Tuition
  • $270.00 per semester (Two 14 week semesters)
This is a one year course that introduces the student to world history through the ancient art of major world cultures. We start with the famous French cave drawings and walk through the timeline to include Egyptian art, Roman art, Greek art and culture, Medieval art, Christian art, Renaissance art and famous painters of the 19th and 20th century.
Each week we will discuss
The social, political and artistic events of the major eras in world history. The lessons include: lecture time, one or two videos, and a short drawing lesson on the art being discussed that day. Included is a sample reproduction of a sculpture, coins, or painting of that time era, and a sample of cultural food groups to expose the student to a hands-on experience only found in museums or by visiting the ancient sites. The class is for 8th through 12th grade.
Please contact Cynthia Rodriguez for more info or to register at:
626-242-7410

U.S. HISTORY

American History Survey

Taught by Dan Shippey

Wednesdays

10:00 – 11:00

Classes Start

September 11, 2019

From wilderness to the modern age this class will be flying through 420 years of American History. Students will get a whirlwind tour and visit the critical turning points that have marked our nation’s development.
2 semesters
$200. per semester. $250 for charter.

American Government

Taught by:

Dan Shippey

Wednesdays

11:00 – 12:00

Classes Start

September 11, 2019

This dynamic new class will follow the founding documents of the Declaration, Constitution and Bill of Rights through their original intent to how they function in Government today. The Class will see how each branch of the government operates and what it takes to be an active  citizen of the United States.

1 semester

COST:

$200.00 for class

$250.00 for charter


Revolutionary War History

Taught by Dan Shippey

Wednesday

9:00 – 10:00

Classes Start

September 11, 2019

This class takes students from the Colonies of 1763 to the American States of 1783. With a firm reliance on original sources Students get to experience the ideas, arguments and acts that became the American Revolution and then the War for Independence. Much fuller and deeper than anything taught in public school this class focuses on understanding the who, what and why of the Revolution rather than just a collection of dates and simple facts. The class will involve reading, simple note taking and in class participation along with creative projects researched by the students themselves.
2 semesters
COST: 
$200.00  per semester.
$250.00  for charters

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 

3:30 – 4:30

Classes Start

September 13, 2019

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

NEW CLASS

KID’S VID’S AND LEGACIES

TAUGHT BY:

Ani Janbazian

We Spark Learning

Wednesdays 1

10:15 – 11:15

Classes Start

September 18, 2019

TARGET: Grades 2-6
COURSE DURATION: 1 year (two, 14 week semesters – classes begin Sept 18, 2019)
COST PER SEMESTER (ALL materials provided):
$250 for private pay homeschool families.
$275 for iLead, Epic, Aveson, Inspire, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain, Summit, Valiant Prep and Excel
Academy Charter students. If you don’t see your school listed, please contact us at
WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com so we can apply to become a vendor for you.

What made Mozart a musical prodigy?
How did Marie Curies development of X-rays change medicine forever?
Why is Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa one of the most famous painting of all time?
How many lives did Harriet Tubmans protect through the Underground Railroad?
How did the Wright Brothers’ success impact transportation and global travel?
Journey through the life and legacies of some of histories most notable people, with video episode-inspired, discussion and hands-on explorations. Meet the scientists and inventors who changed how we live through their innovation, technology and contributions to medicine. Wonder at the creative genius of some of the worlds most talented musicians, artists and writers. Learn about formidable leaders and patriots that fought for their people, their freedom or a new way of thinking. Follow the adventures of explorers who charted the earth, and made history with their discoveries.

Inspired by video cartoon biography series  World Ahoy , Now You Know About , and Sung History and more, classes will include: video comprehension guides weekly hands-on creative activities
biography timeline 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.

REGISTRATION: Beginning May 1, 2019 visit the registration page at WeSparkLearning.com . Open
Enrollment continues until classes are full.
Questions? Call (626)482-8963 or email WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com

NEW CLASS

BUILD-A-MICRONATION 

Taught by: 

Ani Janbazian

Wednesdays

11:30am-12:30pm

OR

3:30pm-4:30pm

TARGET: Grades 3-7
COURSE DURATION: 1 year (two, 14 week semesters – classes begin Sept 18, 2018)
COST PER SEMESTER (ALL materials provided):
$250 for private pay homeschool families.
$275 for iLead, Epic, Aveson, Inspire, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain, Summit, Valiant Prep and Excel
Academy Charter students.

If you don’t see your school listed, please contact us at
WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com so we can apply to become a vendor for you.

Imagine…
…an underwater nation where residents live in bio-domes, and use candy for money.
…a rock n’ roll republic where music starts each day and the president looks like Elvis.
…a kingdom whose citizens wear shades of purple, and travel by unicorn.
…a gamer state where video game scores translate to real money in the bank.
In this class, students can mastermind, invent, develop, and design their very own nation and culture.
Micronations are imaginary countries that have many of the same things as real ones: laws, customs, culture and history – even their own flags, coins, and stamps.  Step by step, using examples from real nations, other micronations, and fictional lands, students will establish a government, create a language and distinctive clothing, initiate unique holidays, print a currency, write a constitution, and so much more.

  • Dynamic discussions and hands-on  activities will explore:
    Government
    Political Systems
    Language
    National Symbols
    History
    Geology & Resources
    Physical Geography
    Economy
    Currency
    Citizenship
    Infrastructure:
    Transportation & Communication
    Cultural Identity:
    Food, Art, Music, Clothing, Pastimes, Holidays

REGISTRATION: Beginning May 1, 2019 visit the registration page at WeSparkLearning.com . Open
Enrollment continues until classes are full.
Questions? Call (626)482-8963 or email WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com

WHERE IN THE USA

IS NINA PASADENA?

TAUGHT BY:

Ani Janbazian

We Spark Learning

Wednesdays

1:00 – 2:00

TARGET: Grades 2-6
COURSE DURATION: 1 year (two, 15 week semesters – classes begin Sept 12, 2018)
COURSE DURATION: 1 year (two, 14 week semesters – classes begin Sept 18, 2019)
COST PER SEMESTER (ALL materials provided):
$250 for private pay homeschool families.
$275 for iLead, Epic, Aveson, Inspire, Sage Oak, Sky Mountain, Summit, Valiant Prep and Excel
Academy Charter students. If you don't see your school listed, please contact us at
WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com so we can apply to become a vendor for you.

Master Criminal Nina Pasadena is at it again! This time she is determined to capture America’s amazing landmarks to declare this nation the “United States of Nina Pasadena”

Join the Acme Detective Agency on the state-by-state hunt for super spy mastermind, Nina Pasadena.  This time she is using puzzles, secret messages, invisible ink, locked cases, combination codes, and more to communicate with her henchmen about their missions. The henchmen will be under cover, disguising themselves as famous people from each state. If we identify and capture them, we can intercept their messages and decode their plans for the next targeted landmark!  Our investigations will include state nicknames, flags, symbols, major cities, significant sites, historical
information and more. We will use books, atlases, encyclopedia, maps and other research materials to stop Nina in her tracks!
Agents will also be responsible for an Agent Special Assignment (aka- a short research paper, and drawing task to work on at home) about a specific state that is a suspected henchman hide-out. Agents will present their Special Assignment in front of the Acme team (oral presentation).
Will we catch Nina Pasadena? Join us on this Geography Adventure!
PLEASE NOTE: If you took the World 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 national adventures!
REGISTRATION: Beginning May 1, 2019 visit the registration page at WeSparkLearning.com . Open
Enrollment continues until classes are full.

Questions? Call (626)482-8963 or email WeSparkLearning@yahoo.com