Spring 2023

Logic Stage Courses - Grades 7 - 9

Students who register at Coram Deo Lyceum Homeschool Support Group may register for one class, multiple classes, tutoring, or a combination. Please fill out the Registration documents and a Class Choice form for the appropriate grade level. A separate Registration and Class Choice form must be filled out for each student. Please check the link for the Class Choice Form on the registration page to see what classes are being offered for the 2022 - 2023 school year.

Most Logic stage (Grades 7 - 9) history classes are “Ad Fontes” classes. “Ad Fontes” is a Latin term meaning “back to the sources.” An Ad Fontes class primarily uses original source documents to study the person, event, or era being studied rather than a textbook interpretation. This is a foundational principle in classical education. (Ad Fontes classes are designated below by **AF.)

Church History(**AF) (2 Semesters)

Course Description: Church History is a survey of how Christ is fulfilling His purposes in building His church from about A.D. 33 to the modern era. Students examine people and events who impacted the church in each age such as the Roman emperors, the Apostolic Fathers, the Church Fathers, Constantine, Augustine, the Forerunners of the Reformation, the Reformation in Germany, Geneva, England, and Scotland, the Great Awakening in America, and the church in the present age.

*All course materials will be provided.

American History Part II: 1870 – Present (**AF)

Course Description: American History 1870 - Present surveys the people, ideas, and events from the post-reconstruction era to the modern era. The scope of study includes industrialization, immigration, Progressivism, World War I, the Roaring 20s, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, Social Unrest, and the Rise of Terrorism. As an Ad Fontes class, students learn to analyze primary source documents and to engage in Socratic discussions surrounding those documents. All resources are addressed and examined from a Biblical Worldview.

*All course materials will be provided.

Science Tutoring: (2 Semesters)

Course Description: Tutoring is offered for Earth Science, Life Science, and anatomy.

Rhetoric (Focus on Writing)

Course Description: Rhetoric is the art of persuasive speech and writing - the best method of classical writing and one that instructs students in effective writing - an essential component of a truly classical learning experience. The rhetorical method is based on the ancient Greek “Progymnasmata,” a set of written and oral exercises that come from a writing tradition which has produced many of the best thinkers, authors, orators, and statesmen of the past two thousand years. Training in writing is closely connected to training in virtue. The goal is for students to learn the art of putting virtuous thoughts into words – true, beautiful, and persuasive words, informed by logic and Biblical truths.

*All course materials will be provided.

Classical Drawing (1 or 2 semesters)

Course Description: Classical drawing instructs students in art terms and techniques that are essential to draw and paint in true representational style, a style that models what things look like in life. Using pencil, charcoal, and pastel, students employ methods that the Renaissance masters used. The basic techniques of shape, proportion, value, line, and accuracy is taught. In addition, students learn to “see” light and shadow in a new way. Students will complete a project each quarter.

*All course materials will be provided.

Creating with the Creator: (Grades 4 - 6) Students learn creativity and problem solving, the elements and principles of art, and art skills and techniques. Various art mediums are explored, and a famous, artist is introduced to complement each lesson and give the student a sense of art history and styles. Most significantly, each lesson points to a biblical truth. We acknowledge God as the Great Creator and we strive to glorify Him by co-creating with Him through the gift of creativity He gave us.

Career Day (2 Semesters)

Course Description: This informal class meets once a month for one to two hours in a large group setting. Speakers from various professions, vocations, and the military will speak with students about their experience and will acquaint students with the many facets of adult work that is available for fulfilling the creation mandate and their special calling in life. Students are encouraged to attend all meetings.

Grading: Teachers will grade and record assignments. Grade logs will be available to parents on request, and teachers will give parents a copy of grade logs for each class at the end of the semester.

The Importance of History

History is a foundational course of study, for it is God’s witness of His redemptive purposes and how he has and is working those purposes out and bringing them to consummation in Jesus Christ. History also develops a student’s view of the world and of God’s love, goodness, and faithfulness. It is through the study of history that we learn to hope – for history teaches us to “look back” and learn of God’s providence toward the ancient peoples and civilizations of the world. Seeing God’s hand guide historical events enables us to “look out” at our own lives and recognize God’s gracious and providential dealings toward us today. We can then “look up” in hope because of the enduring love, goodness, and faithfulness of our Lord who will keep us through all of our tomorrows.