High School World History
Tutor: Angela O'Dell
Email: jellybeanjarpublications@gmail.com
Length: Full Year Class Period: Thursday, period 2

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.

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 is a World History Advisor on the board of the International Association of Creation, and an AACC certified Master Level Child Development and Family Biblical Life Coach, with a special focus on adolescence through the teen years. She enjoys writing and reading, watching superhero movies, and spending time with her family.

Cost:  $210 per semester
Prerequisite: None
Homework: Approximately 3-4 hours per week
Text, Timeline, and Literature books: (to be purchased by parents before class starts):

Literature List :

  • Tales of Ancient Egypt by Roger Lancelyn Green [needs to be Puffin Classics ISBN: 9780141332598] (may be gotten from the library)
  • Beowulf, A New Verse Translation by Seamus Heaney (ONE copy per family)
  • A Single Shard by Linda Sue Park (may be gotten from the library)
  • Napoleon Emperor and Conqueror by Kimberly Heuston
  • Angel on the Square by Gloria Whelan (may be gotten from the library)
  • Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity by Robert Cwiklik (may be gotten from the library)
  • The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom  (may be gotten from the library)
  • Hitler's Last Days by Bill O'Reilly
  • The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis  (may be gotten from the library)

The other texts and resources will be supplied by the tutor.

Supplies: Three-ring notebook with lined paper