American History
Tutor: Sonja Hettinga
Email: sonjah.echat@gmail.com
Length: Full Year Class Period: Thursday, eCHAT period 3 (10:45-11:30)

Description: The study of United States History is the story of our ancestors and how they shaped a nation. We will explore this story through the eyes of the people who lived it using books and stories, biographies, and hands-on activities. The goal of this class is to bring American History to life for the students.

The following modules will be taught in a 2-year cycle:

2018-2019:

  • Semester 1:  Ancient Americans to the Great Gold Rush
  • Semester 2:  Civil War to the Industrial Revolution

2019-2020:

  • Semester 1:  Early 1900s to Modern Times
  • Semester 2:  Minnesota History

 

Tutor: Sonja Hettinga graduated with a B.A. degree from Metropolitan State University in St. Paul. There she studied Political Science and Communication. She spent the early part of her career working in a legislative office and committee at the MN State Senate before pursuing a corporate career.  Sonja now spends her time homeschooling her two elementary aged children and loves seeing how God’s word ties into all studies.

Level: Grades 5-6
Prerequisite: none
Homework: Up to 1 hour per week
Text: (to be purchased by parents or rented from CHAT)  1st Semester:  America's Story 1, by Angela O'Dell (ISBN #9780890519790); 2nd Semester: America's Story 2, by Angela O'Dell (ISBN #9780890519813)  These books can be purchased by parents for about $30 from rainbowresource.com, or rented from CHAT for $10 per semester.  If you would like to rent a book from CHAT, please add $10 to your tuition check.
Supplies: $20 for photocopies and project supplies.  Students should come supplied with a spiral notebook and a separate folder to hold handouts.
Required: Internet access

America's Story 1 America's Story 2