Rhetoric Courses - Grades 10 - 12
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 Lyceum Registration documents and a Lyceum 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 Rhetoric stage (Grades 10 - 12) 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.)
U.S. Government (**AF) - A comprehensive survey of America’s founding documents including the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, the Federalist Papers, letters, Supreme Court cases, and additional documents from the Founding Era that enlarge a student’s understanding of the meaning and intent the Founders established for American Government.
* All course materials will be provided.
Economics - The study of how societies use the limited resources they have to satisfy the needs and wants of their citizens. As students study economics, they develop an objective foundation about capitalism and free market principles through studying the law of supply and demand, debt, money, inflation and deflation cycles, and property - the fruit of one’s labor that is a gift from God and that is a desirable and positive good.
* Course materials will be provided to supplement textbook used at home.
World War II: The study of the events that in Asia and Europe that led to the unfolding of the most destructive conflict in American or world history. Students will analyze primary source documents to understand the men, the belligerents, and the great battles of the war.
Rhetoric (Focus on Writing) (2 Semesters) - based on the ancient Greek “Progymnasmata,” a set of written and oral exercises. Training in writing is closely connected to training in virtue. Students learn the art of putting virtuous thoughts into true, beautiful, and persuasive words informed by logic and Biblical truths.
* All course materials will be provided.
Classical Drawing (1 or 2 semesters) - Students study art terms & techniques in true representational style through drawing in pencil, charcoal, and pastel; The study of the basic techniques of shape, proportion, value, line, and accuracy. Students will complete a project each quarter.
* All art materials will be provided.
Career Day - 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.