American History, Literature and Bible – gr 9+

3 Credits


Exploring America presents history from the perspective of faith in God and respect for His Word. Each unit includes a Bible study highlighting spiritual issues related to history. It is comprehensive, giving students a survey of events and issues from European exploration to the war on terror, with extensive coverage of the twentieth century. The Exploring America Curriculum Package includes three books:

  • Part 1: Columbus through Reconstruction(first semester)
  • Part 2: Late 1800s through the Present(second semester)
  • American Voices: A Collection of Documents, Speeches, Essays, Hymns, Poems, and Short Stories from American History(assigned readings)

Completing the full course provides your child with one year of high school credit in three subjects: American History, Literature, and Bible. The History credit involves reading the lessons and the original documents and speeches and answering the questions in the Student Review booklet. The Literature credit involves reading the assigned literature, poems, and short stories in American Voices and writing several essays. The Bible credit involves reading the Bible lessons, completing the Bible assignments at the end of many lessons, and reading the hymns and other religious literature assigned. Exams will be given for each subject.


Taught by Michelle Nott

Thursday @ 9:00 – 10:55

Class Code: H2232

Tuition: $65

Materials Fee: $45

Estimated Hours of Homework per Week: 5-8

Required Materials: 3-ring binder, paper, colored pens/pencils, highlighter, dictionary, Bible

Textbook: (1) Exploring American History curriculum package (Notgrass; 2014 HC edition); (2) Exploring American History Student Review Pack (Notgrass; 2014 3PC edition); (3) Four works of Literature as specified in class syllabus

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Term: Entire Year 
Minimum Students: 5    Maximum Students:  14
Accept students mid-semester: Yes