I am excited to announce that I will be teaching three world history online courses this coming fall (September 2017):

Ancient Civilizations & the Bible

Romans, Reformers, Revolutionaries

World Empires, World Mission, World Wars

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Teaching Strategies/Structure

To give you a sense of our strategies and structures, let me first explain that each curriculum title we will be using for a course is divided into 9 chronological units (or chapters). Each of these units is divided into 4 "phases," which are designed to appeal to different kinds of learners. That is one of the primary reasons we have four Phases for each unit—it allows four different ways of approaching the material and various ways of presenting what has been learned. Many options are given because they offer opportunity for different kinds of "Smart"—the 8 Intelligences, or 8 Kinds of Smart. Since God created all of these differences in learning, we will honor Him by providing everyone an opportunity to learn in the way that allows them each to THRIVE!

Also, having numerous options allows students enormous freedom to pursue different topics that interest and motivate them. When students realize that they can actually dive deeply into something they find personally fascinating—and that their efforts will be honored—their self-motivation kicks in, a willingness to work much harder arises (because they ARE motivated), and there is real joy and satisfaction in the presentation.

With this in mind, here is the structure that will be followed for each of the 9 units.

Phase 1 Student Prep for The Introduction:

Phase 1 Lecture Online for The Introduction:

Phase 2 Student Prep for Explore & Discover:

Phase 2 Student Presentations Online:

Phase 3 Student Prep for Hands-On:

Phase 3 Lecture Online for Hands-On (culture):

Phase 4 Student Prep for Creative Expression:

Phase 4 Student Presentations Online:

Unit Test

Students will take the unit test online. Two hours will be allowed for completion. Parents must agree to supervise, as this is a closed book test. The test will be "open" for 24 hours, from 12:00 a.m after Phase 4 class through 11:59 p.m. the following day.

Learn more about Diana's online courses