Thy American Experience

THINKER DAY 

Kinder thru Sixth Grade.

Offered MONDAY, TUESDAY, or WEDNESDAY. In these six classes, your student will write and illustrate a volume of history.

  • AMERICAN HISTORY with Art Skills – Hear the story of history while you illustrate your creative portfolio!
  • GEOGRAPHY of the United States – Maps
  • SCIENCE of and in the Colonial and Early Period of America
  • FINE ART – American Arts & Crafts Movements 
  • READING & WRITING – The Colonial Primer – plus HANDWRITING in Calligraphy (Famous Historical Quotes)
  • PHYSICAL EDUCATION – Outdoor Organized Colonial Sports & Drills

BOOKS FOR REQUIRED THINKER DAY HOMEWORK:

  • Story of the World Book 3 – Early Modern Period & Workbook
  • A CHILD’s FIRST BOOK OF American History BY EARL SCHENCK MIERS, ILLUSTRATED BY JAMES DAUGHERTY, Available from Beautiful Feet Books or Reading Resources. 

JUNIOR HIGH THINKER DAY 

Offered MONDAY, TUESDAY, or WEDNESDAY.

  • HISTORY & GEOGRAPHY – WRITE & ILLUSTRATE your History of Colonial America with Maps and Timeline. 
  • AMERICAN LITERATURE Reading & Socratic Discussion of some of the great books found in classic American literature.
  • COMPOSITION – Handwriting Skills thru writing famous quotes in Calligraphy, plus Creative Writing & Historical Narration skills. 
  • PERFORMANCE SKILLS – Voice, Theater & Speech
  • SPANISH – Foundations of Foreign Language
  • AMERICAN HISTORICAL TOUR  – Basics of Travel Planning, including budgeting. 
  • PHYSICAL EDUCATION – Outdoor Organized Colonial Sports & Drills
  • COLONIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP – Participation in the Terra Arts Spring Colonial Faire

JUNIOR HIGH REQUIRED BOOKS:

In addition to the elementary level books: The Story of Liberty & Sweet Land of Liberty by Charles Coffin & various classic literature books. TBD

DOER DAY

Kinder thru Sixth Grade.

Offered THURSDAY or FRIDAY 

Theme: The American Farmers Life, The Little House on the Prairie Series

  • ARTS AND CRAFTS – Home Economics & Handicrafts of the Little House on the Prairie Series.
  • AMERICAN LANDSCAPE PAINTING – Paint the National Parks and Monuments of America in Watercolor.
  • MATH & MONEY – Economics in Early America. All students in this class will participate in a Spring Colonial Fair. 
  • BOOK CLUB & CREATIVE WRITING – Based on the Little House Books
  • THEATER  This class will perform a play with an American Historical theme. 
  • ORGANIZED HISTORICAL GAMES & MUSIC

BOOKS FOR REQUIRED DOER DAY HOMEWORK:

Little House on the Prairie Series

FINE ART COURSES

AGES 12 to Adult

Offered FRIDAYS

 

BEGINNING OIL PAINTING

 

INTERMEDIATE OIL PAINTING

HISTORY AND SKILL DEVELOPMENT OF THE AMERICAN SCULPTOR

THE GOLDEN AGE OF AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION

DRAWING & WATERCOLOR OF THE NATIONAL PARKS AND MONUMENTS

AMERICAN LANDSCAPE PAINTING IN OIL

TEACHER to be determined:

BEGINNING MACHINE SEWING of Colonial Garments

Historical HAND STITCHING FROM BUTTONS TO QUILTS

INTERMEDIATE SEWING – COLONIAL COSTUME SEWN BY HAND AND MACHINE