U.S. History 1877 to the Present plus DECLARE Coaching
U.S. History 1877 to the Present combines this one-year curriculum for high school with online coaching through a Synergy Mentorship approach. Students will receive 18 bi-weekly group coaching calls, access to a private communication platform with students and coach, quarterly calls with student leaders and more.
This package integrates economics, English, history, and Bible (3 full-year credits) is a one-year curriculum intended for 12th grade, to follow U.S. History to 1877. Students will complete their study of United States history and delve into national and international events from a Christian perspective.
They will also refine their oral communication skills to be effective communicators for God's Kingdom and study economics and biblical financial principles.
Now includes, Navigate by Unbound, an online 1/2-credit elective. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Recommended for 12TH GRADE
U.S. History 1877 to Present with DECLARE Coaching
- U.S. History 1877 to the Present lesson plans are written to the student for parent-guided independent work.
- On Fridays, the student and parent have a conference to discuss the week's topics and review completed work. There are 36 weeks of lessons, five days a week, with a somewhat lighter schedule on most Fridays.
- Now includes, Navigate by Unbound, an online 16-week course that teaches high school students how to discover their purpose and find answers to life’s big questions from a biblical worldview and Godly perspective. Please contact us if you have any questions.
- Online DECLARE Coaching gives students opportunities to grow in responsibility and planning skills along with access to a private communication platform with students and their DECLARE coach and access to a community of like-minded students.
- Students participate in 18 bi-weekly group coaching calls and quarterly Design Your Future calls with student leaders sharing insight on the struggles and rewards of life in this season.
- Parents participate in quarterly calls with the DECLARE coach. Designed to make your high school homeschooling experience the best and easiest, these calls develop the partnership between parents and the coach throughout the school year.
- New groups start August 2024
- You will need to add science, math, and electives.
Educational Development with My Father's World
- Growth and accountability focused DECLARE Coaching
- Current Events
- Speech with a Purpose
- Modern American Literature
- Review Questions and Tests
- 18 bi-weekly group coaching calls. A coach will meet with your student in a group setting to walk through the material they have been studying since the last call and offer accountability to follow up with goals they set and school assignments that are due.
- Access to a private communication platform with students and coach
- Opportunity to grow in responsibility and planning skills
- Access to a community of like-minded students
- Quarterly parent/coach calls. Designed to make your high school homeschooling experience the best and easiest, these quarterly calls develop the partnership between parents and the coach throughout the school year. The coach is also available whenever you have a question or need assistance.
- Quarterly Design Your Future calls held with student leaders in the Unbound community to share insight on the struggles and the rewards of life in this season
- Parents are responsible for grading assignments and assigning final grades.
- Learn concepts and skills for spiritual growth, developing lifelong habits and practices.
- Students are encouraged to surrender all areas of their lives to Christ.
- Includes practical instruction in Christian disciplines such as Bible reading, in-depth Bible study, memorization, meditation, and different types of prayer.
- Participate in service projects chosen and/or developed by the student and the parent/teacher.
- Study U.S. history from 1877 to the present.
- While using BJU United States History students complete comprehension questions, extension activities with maps, and chapter tests. One semester credit.
- Understand national and international current events from a Christian perspective and develop a desire to pray for them.
- Understand the economic forces that shape our world.
- This thorough and understandable course blends the best of print and audio/visual resources currently available, covering both micro and macroeconomics. One semester credit.
- Note: If the student has not already completed Personal Finance, we recommend completing the course during the first semester before taking Economics.
- Learn geography as it relates to current events and develop a heart to pray for those needs.
- Complete assigned world and continent maps.
- When combined with the maps from World History and Literature, completed in a previous year, one semester credit may be earned, which is usually sufficient.
- To earn a full-year credit (to meet state requirements or personal learning goals), plan to add an additional 75 hours of work throughout the year. Select from the following suggested activities:
- Read one missionary biography per quarter (four total) and write a one-page personal reaction to each book. Suggested biographies are Bruchko, The Narrow Road, Kisses from Katie, and I Dared to Call Him Father (available from My Father's World in the 7th–8th Grade Supplement for Exploring Countries and Cultures).
- Take a pre-test for identifying the locations and names of countries, major rivers, etc. Then set a goal with your parent/teacher for memorizing a certain number of them. Work on your goal until achieved. (The Geography Game in the Exploring Countries and Cultures Parent/Teacher Supplement may be used.)
- Read/study general geography books found at your library. Another option: BJU has a year-long course with multiple components. Consider reading through just the textbook, Cultural Geography for Christian Schools.
- Read significant books written after 1850 using a book list and the public library, and complete a short book analysis (included in the lesson plans).
- Students choose from the list and may add other books that meet their educational goals with their parent/teacher's approval. One semester credit.
- Our lesson plans include the complete book list, plus helpful information such as:
- A suggested number of weeks to read each book
- How to schedule the books to coordinate with history topics being studied
- How to individualize the total number of books required.
- The reading list includes choices of classics about U.S. culture for worldview analysis, such as:
- The Call of the Wild — by Jack London
- The Great Gatsby — by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- 1984 — by George Orwell
- The list also includes choices of biographies to challenge and inspire, such as:
- Joni — by Joni Eareckson Tada
- Born Again — by Charles W. Colson
- Develop speech skills to become an effective communicator for God's Kingdom. One semester credit.
- Do Hard Things challenges students to become involved and have a passion for change.
- Secrets of Great Communicators gives students tools to communicate God's heart to others.
- Optional: Write a research paper (highly recommended for college-bound students).
- An online 16-week course that teaches high school students how to discover their life purpose and find answers to life’s big questions.
- Provides you with a framework to handle the questions and decisions life throws at you with wisdom and discernment from a biblical worldview and godly perspective
- Navigate students learn how to answer questions like:
- How do I figure out God’s will for my life?
- How do I know what I should do after high school?
- How do I handle too many interests – or not enough?
- How do I get un-stuck and find motivation?
- Navigate will help you identify your next steps and move forward with confidence in your decisions.
- We recommend Earth Science through Advanced Biology for a science credit.
- We recommend Saxon Math with one year of Jacobs Geometry for a math credit.
- For 0.5 elective credits, we recommend Personal Finance during 12th grade.
- Consider at least two consecutive years of a foreign language during high school.
Add-Ons to Complete Your Curriculum
Package Includes All of the Following
"Excellent!!! Mixing a course on American history with personal finances & economics. I am more confident and amazed with God and my place in America, business, and His Kingdom!"Ryan
"All of these books encourage the student and inspire them to see everything through the 'lens' of Christ. I am very grateful for your careful choices."Carol
"Just like all the other years, it is well planned out and easy to use."Twila, 17
My Father's World skims the best of homeschooling methods, the best of reading materials, and the best of study/real world balance. My Father's World combines these three effective paths with God's character focus to create a dynamic opportunity for family growth. Our family was homeschooled together in an eclectic, meaningful, and excellent way. All three of our children used My Father's World from grades 1-12.
Each of our three children, all having very different personalities and learning styles, thrived because the curriculum provided the framework to build a personal, relational education. Our weekly library trips were extremely fruitful as we were directed to timeless, excellent books listed in the "book basket." The children grew to love learning, which was my number one goal. My second goal was to give them the tools and drive to love learning independently.Anndrea M.
As a new homeschool teacher 11 years ago My Father's World was very appealing to me because it contained everything I needed to teach my child without being worried I was forgetting something. It's a very comprehensive curriculum.
One of the biggest things I appreciate about My Father's World is that every book and every subject is chosen very carefully to present the student with a Biblical worldview. It's precious to be able to have discussions throughout the day about God's creation, who God is according to His word and be able to see that the Lord is over all which ties back to every subject we study. God's World is not compartmentalized.Julie V.
It's been 13 years since our homeschooling journey began with our first daughter. My Father's World curriculum & staff have assisted & supported our educational goals ever since the beginning. Our daughter graduates this year. We are thankful for the strong academic, moral & faith-based curriculum she has had access to over the years with My Father's World. We plan to continue using the curriculum as we home educate our other 8 children.Linda N.
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