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World History

World History guides students through the story of history, starting with creation and continuing to the present. Students will analyze five key themes throughout history from a biblical perspective: justice, power, citizenship, environment, and world religions. They will also do specific studies on Africa, the East, Asia, pre-colonization Americas, and empires in Africa, India, and Asia. As they trace the major patterns in world history, they will see how those themes point more and more clearly to the triumph of the kingdom of God. This class will always incorporate the news of the day to show real-world application of the course material.

Instructor: Steve Noble  c2atoday@yahoo.com

Materials: TBA

Basic Electronics and Programming

DESCRIPTION:

This class will cover the basic subjects of Electronics and Computer Science.  This class will begin with basic electronic concepts, such as voltage/current, resistors, capacitors, transistors, and integrated circuits.  Additionally, there will be a rudimentary section for reading and generation of circuit schematics.  Once basic electronics have been understood, the application of that knowledge will be applied to basic programming using a microprocessor evaluation kit (provided for each student).  The final section of the class will tie all knowledge learned to give the student the opportunity to take and pass an Amateur Radio (ham) license.   

The class will consist primarily of home reading assignments and in class “hands on” labs.  There will be exams and/or projects as needed.

Teacher: Ken Edwards  ken.edwards@mindspring.com

Prerequisites:

The student must have a basic knowledge of Algebra (variable substation and order of operations).  Here are a few test questions to gauge if the student has the prerequisites

  1. Given E=I*R; and E=5 and R=100, can you find I ?
  2. Solve (5*2)-((-1*6)+(4*3))
  3. What is the square root of 9 ?
  4. What is the square of 2 ?
  5. 2 Mwatts = ___________ Watts
  6. 0.06 Watts = __________mWatts

The student must have access to a computer running Windows 7 or greater with at least 2 GB of RAM and 2 GB of free space.  If the student prefers Linux or MacOS, please check for requirements before class.

Texts: 

Basic Electronics by Gene McWhorter (Author), Alvis J. Evans (Author)

Physical Science

Description:

This course will be using Apologia Exploring Creation with Physical Science by Wile. The focus will be a 2 hour class with lab time including review of the material covered that week.  Sixteen modules cover atoms and molecules, atmosphere, water composition and properties, the hydrosphere, earth and the lithosphere, weather and thermal energy, physics of motion, gravitational & electromagnetic forces, atomic structure, waves and sound, light and more. Labs will be conducted during class time investigating topics covered.  This course is appropriate for 8th or 9th grade and credits can be applied to high school credits.  As a part of HARC, this class is a prerequisite to Biology and Chemistry.

Pre-Requisites : None

Text : Exploring Creation with Physical Science by Wile (2nd edition) text and test/solutions book

Instructor: Laurie Torres lktorres88@gmail.com

US History

American History: A Truthful Telling of one of the World’s Greatest Stories”

Will cover American History from 1400’s through the present! The good…the bad…and the ugly. We will approach America’s rich history through a lens of Biblical Truth with our only allegiance being to the Glory of God.

There is much to learn from our nation’s past, but only if we look at it accurately and honestly. America is indeed the greatest nation that has ever existed, but like each of us as individuals, it has a checkered past. Together, we will harvest both the good and the bad fruit and will learn deep and enduring truths from each.

Instructor: Steve Noble  c2atoday@yahoo.com

Materials: TBA