American History and Literature
Tutor: Kim Witthuhn
Email: kim.witthuhn@chatclasses.com
Length: Full Year Class Period: Thursday, period 2
Description: Today's Americans are defined by the past...whether they like it or not. In order to understand who we are, we must know from where we have come. History is drama of enormous consequence. Presented as such, this is not your typical names and dates and blah-blah-blah type of class. We will journey from the discovery of America to contemporary history-in-the-making using a variety of interactive, hands-on activities. There is a fair amount of at-home reading. Please become familiar with the length and content of the literature choices before you sign up your student. 

Tutor: Kim Witthuhn works as a professional editor and has taught literature, writing, grammar, history, and geography at various homeschool organizations over the last 15 years, including homeschooling her own children. She recently became certified as a career consultant and enjoys helping people discover the unique design God gave them. She is passionate about helping students enjoy learning and knowing God better by studying His Word and the world He created. Mrs. Witthuhn graduated from Concordia University with a BA in English and Social Science Education. She lives in Eden Prairie with her husband and two of her four children and enjoys leading Bible studies, reading and learning, and spending time with family.

Cost:  $205, $215, or $225 per semester (depending on registration date)
Level:
Grades 9-12

Prerequisite: None
Homework: 3-4 hours per week
Texts: (to be purchased by parents BEFORE classes begin)

  • Textbook: United States History for Christian Schools, by Bob Jones University Press, 5th edition (Must be the 5th edition! ISBN #978-1-62856-207-1) (https://www.bjupress.com/product/505776

    history text
  • Historical Fiction:
    • The Crucible by Arthur Miller
    • Johnny Tremaine by Esther Forbes
    • Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson
    • Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith
    • Shane by Jack Schaefer
    • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
    • The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    • The Outsiders by S.E.Hinton

Supplies:  3-ring notebook