Classical Studies I
Description: This class starts with the beginnings of Egyptian civilization down through Ancient Persia, continues on with the Greeks in Crete, and ends in the Hellenistic Age ushered in by Alexander the Great. Students learn about ancient civilizations, the development of democracy, the primordial defense of democracy in the Persian wars, the heyday of Athens (also known as the Golden Age), and the sad self-destruction known as the Peloponnesian wars. The second half of the course entails a detailed reading and study of Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey. The average reader will need 1.5 hours a week to complete the first-semester reading. During the second semester the reading workload becomes more arduous, and the average reader will need 2-3 hours per week to read and answer the study guide questions. The grade is based upon participation, quizzes, mid-term exam, final exam, and an essay exam at the end of each semester. This class is worth 1 high school credit in History, or 1/2 a credit in History and 1/2 in Literature.
Grade Level: 7-12
Required Materials: The Book of the Ancient World (text and student guide) by Dorothy Mills; The Book of the Ancient Greeks (text and student guide), by Dorothy Mills; The Iliad & The Odyssey (texts and student guides – Note: Texts must be Butler’s prose translation, available from Memoria Press). Students will also need a USB headset microphone (built-in microphones will also work).
|Classical Studies I A||Abigail Johnson||W||10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET||9/13/21-5/28/22||0||$550.00|
|Classical Studies I B||Robert Cutrer||M||1:45 - 3:15 PM ET||9/13/21-5/28/22||1||$550.00|
|Classical Studies I C||Robert Cutrer||W||3:30 - 5:00 PM ET||9/13/21-5/28/22||-3||$550.00|
|Classical Studies I D||Erin Joslyn||M||3:00 - 4:30 PM ET||9/13/21-5/28/22||0||$550.00|
|Classical Studies I E||Dan Sheffler||T||11:00 AM - 12:30 PM ET||9/13/21-5/28/22||0||$550.00|