Humanities (Elementary & Middle School)


Tutor: Heather Jones
heatherlpj@yahoo.com
901-336-9193


"I am a passionate student of history. I will tour any historical site available! I can't feel satisfied until I have learned and experienced the history of wherever I happen to be. 
My goal as a tutor is to work alongside parents to help cultivate a child's innate curiosity with the stories from around their world. I believe this is foundational to developing a Christian worldview. I love to connect the dots for kids so the story of history becomes their own story! Of course, exposure to geography and excellent literature is the icing on the cake! 

Learning about the history of our world is imperative to a well-balanced education. One of my favorite things is to see is the passion to learn history and world cultures awaken in my students!"



The 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 will include Geography as well as Literature, Art and Music. Daily reading and work will be required outside of class. Weekly lesson plans emailed in preparation for class. 

Past classroom activities have included a Medieval Feast, Vikings Reader's Theater and Life in the Middle Ages project.

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 Heather Jones. Please arrange payment directly with tutor.
Non-Refundable after July 1 

Supply Fee:
$75 Non-refundable. 
NOTE: Class minimum is set at (eight) 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.


"My 13 year old twin boys would tell you Mrs. Heather is cool and her class is fun. While that may not sound like much, in Middle School Boy speak, it is pretty impressive! They may be short on words, but they are engaged in the classroom and with the assignments we do at home. As a mom of middle school boys, that feels like a huge win. From my perspective, Heather makes the process each week incredibly easy to execute at home without any confusion. Her lesson plans are always thorough and sent out in plenty of time. She also includes internet links and activities that help to cement these historical events in not just my boys' memories, but mine as well. We LOVE Mrs. Heather:)"


~ Corrie, Community parent 



We offer convenient ONLINE registration HERE!


The 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 will include Geography as well as Literature, Art and Music. Daily reading and work will be required outside of class. Weekly lesson plans emailed in preparation for class. 

Past classroom activities have included a Tudor Feast, biography and geography projects, mapping the life of artists, and making a Da Vinci book.



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 Heather Jones. Please arrange payment directly with tutor.
Non-Refundable after July 1 

Supply Fee:
$75 Non-refundable. 
NOTE: Class minimum is set at (eight) 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

We offer convenient ONLINE registration HERE!



Offered in 2018-2019: 
Mystery of History 1: Creation to Resurrection          













Tuition payment arrangements must be made with individual tutors.
A nonrefundable Early Registration fee of $50 per student will be paid directly to Community (max. $150 per family) via online registration.
Registration is $60 per person after May 31st (max. $180 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.