High School World History
Tutor: Angela O'Dell
Email: angela.odell@chatclasses.com
Length: Full Year Class Period: Wednesday, period 3

Description: It is sometimes easy for us to think that history actually happened in the orderly and seemingly methodical fashion portrayed in most history books. However, true history does not unfold in nice, neat, little sections, complete with clearly delineated starting and stopping points for each event, all of which are wrapped up with clear learning objectives, understandable motives, and positive outcomes. On the contrary, historical events happen in spits and spurts, and are, in some ways, more like a mass of chain links, all connected, but also all piled in an enormous, rather confusing jumble. It is our duty to untangle those knots and kinks in order to observe how the chain is constructed, and also to acquaint ourselves with the people whose lives make up the events about which we are learning. This class is about making connections through observation, discussion, and exploration, as we journey from Creation through the Modern Age. Please acquaint yourself with the length and difficulty of the literature selections, as there will be a fair amount of reading required.

Distance Learning Option:  Students wishing to attend this class online can join the live class at its regularly scheduled time using the Zoom link provided by the tutor.  Students should register for the class through the online registration form and then contact the tutor by email.

Covid - 19 Contingency Plan - In the event that we are forced to transition to online classes at any point in the school year, this class will continue to be held. 

Tutor: Angela O’Dell is a veteran homeschool mom, who loves to invest in the lives of homeschooling families. She is the author of the America’s Story 1-3, The World’s Story 1-3, and the Math Lessons for a Living Education series, all of which are published through Master Books. She holds an AACC certification in Child Development and Family Biblical Life Coaching, with a special focus on adolescence through the teen years, and a Master Level Certification in Leadership Coaching. She enjoys writing and reading, watching superhero movies, and spending time with her family.

Cost:  $210, 220 or $230 per semester (depending on registration date)
Prerequisite: None
Homework: Approximately 3-4 hours per week
Text:  All needed textbooks will be supplied (borrowed) from the tutor
 Literature books:
The following literature books are to be purchased (or secured at library) before the start of the school year by parents:

  • Tales of Ancient Egypt by Roger Lancelyn Green [needs to be Puffin Classics ISBN: 9780141332598
  • A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park
  • Napoleon Emperor and Conqueror by Kimberly Heuston
  • Angel on the Square by Gloria Whelan
  • Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity by Robert Cwiklik
  • The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom
  • Hitler's Last Days by Bill O'Reilly
  • The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

Supplies: 3-ring notebook, 10 page protectors, lined paper, access to printer