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Thy Ancient World

About The Foundation Course

Children often imagine that people in the ancient world were much different than themselves. Discover with us that humans are the same then, as we are today. In this course, your student will encounter what it means to be truly human.

"Thy Foundation Course" designed primarily for home educators who are new to the program. Virtual option available as well!

The drop-off program will include History with Art, Fine Art, Geography/ Crafts/ and Games, assigned recess, and workshops for the parents. Drop off your students at 9 am and pick up at 12:30 pm, parents will have the option to stay for a 45-minute seminar at drop off. Even with a shorter schedule, your student will still write and illustrate a book about the ancient world in the 30 weeks.

At Monday drop off, our founder Kim Frassett will direct a weekly 45-minute workshop on beginning homeschooling. Kim Frassett has been involved with the homeschooling community as a top tier educator for over 35 years. She has discovered all the advantages of a project-based learning style.

  • Simplify your teaching by having all of your students learn the same period of history together.
  • Increase their reading skills as they read through primary sources about people and events of the ancient world.
  • Sharpen their geography comprehension as they learn where these events happened.
  • Involve your students in the culture, games, and art of the Ancient World.
  • Develop their critical thinking skills as they naturally engage in instructor-led discussions with peers.

Sign up quickly! We are only taking 75 students in the foundation course!

Each class is limited to 25 student in this "Terra Style" (Project Based Learning) course. In our 30 sessions, your student will address a real-world problem, develop its solution, and present their answer using the skills they acquire. PBL is the act of learning about different subjects simultaneously. This is achieved by guiding students to accomplish a creative goal. Our goal is to write and illustrate a volume of Ancient History, where the student can record their insights about the nature of the human experience.

  • History - Meet the crucial figures that move nations. Discover the beliefs, traditions, and passions that motivated those individuals.
  • Beginning Drawing - Our history is taught with art. Every student will master the skill of drawing. We start with beginning-level instruction for all grade levels.
  • Geography - We will learn the history of geographic discovery as well as games and crafts from around the world.
  • Fine Art - Ancient art is the foundation of all of art history, with its techniques, forms, and subject matter continuing to influence the art of today. You will make representative copies of great classical art in class.

Terra Arts is a nonsectarian program that rents space at First Presbyterian Church in Westminster.

Topics we will cover:

The Human Craving for Communication: Cave Paintings
The Human Desire for Story: Gilgamesh
Humans Make Pictures into Words: First Writing
Humans Try to Understand the Natural World: Egyptian Gods
Humans Excel at Making Things: Architecture, Tools, Artwork
The Human Hunger for Eternal Life: An Egyptian Pyramid
Human Desire to be the Pack Leader: India, Mohenjo Daro
Humans Like Order: We Make Laws and Math, Hammurabi
Humans Love to be Served, But Not to Serve Others: The Hebrew Exodus from Egypt
Sometimes Human Families Experience Conflict: King Tut
Humans Defend Their Tribe: Celts In Europe.
Humans Work to Survive: Phoenician Traders
Humans are Competitive: The Greek Olympic Games
Humans Discover That Looking Strong Keeps You Safe: Rome; Romulus, and Remus
Humans Enjoy Entertainment: The Roman Coliseum
Humans Like to Travel to New Places: Ancient America
Humans Value Physical & Intellectual Excellence: Athens and Sparta
Human Passion for Inner Peace: India, Birthplace of Four Significant Religions
Some Humans Dream of World Domination: Cyrus The Great
Humans Love to Tell Stories: Greek & Roman Mythology
Humans Will Die for A Cause: The Spread of Democracy, Alexander The Great
Humans Love a Challenge: Hannibal Crosses the Alps
Humans Create Boundaries: Great Wall of China
Humans Realize That Their Rulers Are Not Divine: Julius Caesar.
The Human Love for Romance: Cleopatra & Julius Caesar, Cleopatra & Mark Antony
God Becomes Human: Christianity Rocks the Hellenic World
Humans Use Military Force to Bring Peace to the World: Pax Romana
The Human Compulsion to Rule the Conscience Of Others: Constantine the Great
The Human Thirst to Have What the Neighbors Have: Fall of Rome
Humans Either Hunker Down or Get Out of Town in The Bad Times: Byzantine Empire

Course Fees

Registration Fee: $75 per student

Tuition: $540 per semester, Two fifteen-week semesters per academic calendar.

Fall semester: October 5th to February 5th.

Spring semester: February 22 to June 4th.

Purchase books on your own or through your charter school.

Full Day

If you would like to enroll your student into our Musical Theater Program from 12:30pm to 3pm, only pay the registration fee once for Monday!

Course Price: $1,275 per 15 week semester

Terra's Money Message:

Registration Fee: The Registration Fee holds your spot until the class begins, One week before class begins you may pay in full or begin monthly payments. Your charter may provide a purchase order as a commitment to pay after classes have begun. Your registration fee can not be paid by instructional funds from your charter and is not refundable.

If you do not register and pay the registration fee, you will be surprised to find that the class is sold out, and the teacher is not prepared for your student. A purchase order is not enough to consider yourself registered. The purchase order from your charter does not give us any contact information for you, tell us specifically which class you desire, or include the signed Terms and Conditions document. A purchase order is not real money until it is followed up by a check from your charter school. You are responsible for payment if the charter defaults for any reason.

The registration fee guarantees that potential students will consider which courses they need carefully, prevents spots from being held unnecessarily and gives the teacher accurate information from which to plan their classes. The registration fee is not deductible from the tuition nor is it included.

Drop Policy: Drops are accepted up to 7 days from your first class meeting. After classes have begun, you may only drop the course if you have withdrawn from homeschooling or moved out of the area. You are responsible for your student's balance for the semester, whether or not your student attends. The course will be prorated for late enrollees.

Registration Instructions:

Our system does NOT hold your spot until payment is received.

Westminster Location: Monday for 30 weeks

9 am to 12:30 pm

Main Text: Story of the World, Book 1 and Workbook

All terra arts courses will be backed up by a virtual platform should the cdc require. Virtual classes are the same price.

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