Humanities (Elementary & Middle School)

Tutor: Shonte Hill 

Email: shontejhill@gmail.com

Phone: 901-275-5998



"Having been a teacher since leaving college six years ago, I have found that what keeps me going are those moments when a student can take the material I give them and run with it!  I live to see students making connections between what is happening in the classroom and what is going on in the wider world around them and their own lives.  I have a particular love for English and the Humanities having majored in the former in college and studied the later intensively.  I want students to be able to see the connections between the past and the present in the world around them and in their own lives!  I believe connecting students’ minds and worldview to defining moments in human history can help them better understand and relate to the world they live in today!"

~Shonte Hill

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE HERE.


Foundations of History (Humanities 1)
Creation to the Resurrection

Course Prerequisites: Students in 4th-6th grades 

Foundations of History will include stories from all around the world, including Asia, North America, and the Holy Lands.  Beginning with the Garden of Eden, stories will spread from Sumer and Babel to Troy, Phoenicia, and Assyria.  The study of early civilizations will include King Wu of China and Asoka of India as well as King David, Julius Caesar, and Xerxes of Persia. Above all, a favorite feature of Volume I is the weaving of Bible history with world history. It's all world history, integrated in a unique and interesting way with Geography and Literature that your student will enjoy. 
Come see what Humanities at Community is all about!



This class is taught from a Christian world view and includes: 
• History Foundations, including Biblical History
• Geography
• Literature
• Art and Music appreciation
• A technology component to enhance learning with videos, games, virtual tours, and maps

Daily reading and work will be required outside of class with weekly lesson plans provided. 

Required Materials and Text:
Students will also need a good atlas as well as literature books. 
A comprehensive literature list will be made available upon completion of registration.

*IMPORTANT* Students will need weekly access to the internet and a printer each week for assignments. Often, work completed will need to be printed. 
       
Tuition*$375 per year. Paid in 2 postdated checks, July 1 and November 1, of $187.50 to Shonte Hill. Please arrange payment directly with tutor.
Non-Refundable after July 1 

Supply Fee: $75 Non-refundable. 

NOTE: Class minimum is set at 6 registered students. All fees will be held until minimum is met.

*Curriculum may be purchased at Gateway Curriculum Center for a discount when enrolled in classes at Community!

*All fees are nonrefundable after July 1st unless a class does not meet the minimum requirement of students. Please check with individual tutors about their minimum requirements per class.


"Carson absolutely loves you and the curriculum! Of course, her favorite part is the projects that bring the history to life! Even my 2 younger kiddos are learning so much just from seeing/hearing Carson doing her Humanities lessons. Just the other night, they started talking about building ziggurats in the mine craft games! It was very cool!"
~Jessica, Community parent


"Community is helping me prepare my students for what God has next in their lives."

~ Cindi, Community parent


Medieval Era Humanities: 
The Early Church and the Middle Ages

Course Prerequisites: Students in 5th-7th grades 


What is feudalism? Chivalry? Where is the Holy Roman Empire? Who is Constantine? And why do we care?
In this course, students will discover knights and damsels, kings and queens as well as the peasants who faithfully served them. 
Vikings and villains; castles and crusades; and the poetry of Dante and Chaucer. 
And, what about outside of Europe? 
To the south and east of Europe, we'll examine the life of Mohammed and the spread of Islam along with the rise and fall of dynasties in Japan and China as well as the Coptic Church and Great Zimbabwe. Virtual travels will take us to the western hemisphere where students will discover the rituals of the Aztecs and Incan gold. With a little more globe-trotting, we'll look at how the people groups from Greenland to New Zealand emerge into our view of world history. We'll learn all this while keeping a close eye on the timeline of an era so mesmerizing that pop culture just keeps on revisiting!

This class is taught from a Christian world view and includes: 
• Medieval and Early Church History 
• Geography
• Literature
• Art and Music appreciation
• A technology component to enhance learning with videos, games, virtual tours, and maps

Daily reading and work will be required outside of class with weekly lesson plans provided. 

Required Materials and Text:
Volume II of Mystery of History 
Students will also need a good atlas as well as literature books. I highly recommend WonderMaps available here.
A comprehensive literature list will be made available upon completion of registration.

*IMPORTANT* Students will need weekly access to the internet and a printer each week for assignments. Often, work completed will need to be printed. 
       
Tuition*$375 per year. Paid in 2 postdated checks, July 1 and November 1, of $187.50 to Shonte Hill. Please arrange payment directly with tutor.
Non-Refundable after July 1 

Supply Fee: $75 Non-refundable. 

NOTE: Class minimum is set at 6 registered students. All fees will be held until minimum is met.

*Curriculum may be purchased at Gateway Curriculum Center for a discount when enrolled in classes at Community!

*All fees are nonrefundable after July 1st unless a class does not meet the minimum requirement of students. Please check with individual tutors about their minimum requirements per class.



Renaissance Era Humanities:
Renaissance, Reformation and Growth of Nations

Course Prerequisites: Students in 7th-8th grades 

What was the Renaissance? How did it contribute to the Reformation? How does it impact my life today?

Students will discover how the fascinating story of  Renaissance and Reformation took shape in Europe while wealthy empires rose in West Africa along with the Mogul dynasty of India and the peaceful lives Aboriginals of Australia.  We will also visit Ivan the Terrible in Russia and the Tokugawa family in Japan. Students will learn the stories of the master painters & sculptors who made the Renaissance famous as well as the scientists & philosophers who dissected it, keeping a close eye on the timeline that illuminates this EXTRAordinary era.

This class is taught from a Christian world view and includes: 
• Renaissance and Reformation History
• Geography
• Literature
• Art and Music appreciation
• A technology component to enhance learning with videos, games, virtual tours, and maps

Daily reading and work will be required outside of class with weekly lesson plans provided. 



Required Materials and Text:

Volume III of Mystery of History student text
AND
Companion Guide 

Students will also need a good atlas as well as literature books. I highly recommend WonderMaps available here.
A comprehensive literature list will be made available upon completion of registration.


*IMPORTANT* Students will need weekly access to the internet and a printer each week for assignments. Often, work completed will need to be printed. 
       
Tuition*$375 per year. Paid in 2 postdated checks, July 1 and November 1, of $187.50 to Shonte Hill. Please arrange payment directly with tutor.
Non-Refundable after July 1 

Supply Fee: $75 Non-refundable. 

NOTE: Class minimum is set at 6 registered students. All fees will be held until minimum is met.

*Curriculum may be purchased at Gateway Curriculum Center for a discount when enrolled in classes at Community!

*All fees are nonrefundable after July 1st unless a class does not meet the minimum requirement of students. Please check with individual tutors about their minimum requirements per class.









Tuition payment arrangements must be made with individual tutors.
A nonrefundable Early Registration fee of $60 per student will be paid directly to Community (max. $180 per family) via online registration.
Registration is $70 per person after May 31st (max. $210 per family).

NOTE: Registration is not complete until registration fees and tutor supply/material fees* are paid at our Open House. Registrations after Open House are to be completed with all fees paid to tutors within two weeks of online registration in order to avoid restarting the registration process.

*All fees are nonrefundable after July 1st.


Community Tutors are contracted to serve as enrichment tutors alongside a comprehensive home education program.
Grade reporting is the responsibility of the student's parent or guardian.


Note: Community is not an umbrella school and recommends the students of Community be registered with a home education umbrella school.