Summer & Fall Classes 2018

We are excited to offer the following classes for homeschoolers: 

Signup instructions:

Send an email to eaglesnesthomeschoolsupply@gmail.com.  Include in the email:

1) Parent name

2) Parent phone number

3) Names and ages of children to be taking the class

4) Name of class you would like to sign up for.

 

The following class will be offered this summer at the Eagle's Nest!

Class Description:

Novice Debate Workshop:

This is a four day class for ages 12 - high school, taught by Jeff and Brianna Eschen. Our goal is to introduce students to the wonderful world of debate. Students will go through the book “Rhetoric Through Policy Debate” written by long time debate coaches Mike and Mary Winther, attend four three-hour classes, and complete assigned homework. Debate is a life changing, life equipping activity, that the Eagle’s Nest is thrilled to share with you.  No previous debate experience is necessary.  Classes are held August 14, 16, 21, & 23 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.  Cost is $25 for the first student in your family, and $15 for each sibling.  The cost of each textbook is $20.00.  It is required that each family has at least 1 book. 

 

The following classes will be offered this fall at the Eagle's Nest! 

Class Schedule:

Tuesday:

9:00 - 10:00 Apologetics - 6 student minimum - every other week

10:30 - 12:00 Beginning Strings - 10 minimum - every week

1:00 - 2:30 Intermediate Strings - student minimum reached! - every week

3:00 - 4:00 Introduction to Logic - 6 student minimum - every other week

3:00 - 5:00 Debate class for novices - 2 student minimum - every other week (non-Introduction to Logic weeks)

 

Wednesday:

9:00 - 10:30 US History (Civic/Economics will return during the 2019-20 school year!) - student minimum reached! - every week

10:30 - 12:00 Church History - 6 student minimum - every other week

2:00 - 4:00 Biology with Lab - CANCELLED 

 

Also available: Private Violin Lessons, Private Guitar Lessons, Private Cello Lessons

 

Class Descriptions:

Apologetics 

This course will address common questions of the Christian faith and how to answer them.  We will be using the STOA apologetics questions for our subject matters (see here).  The course can also be used as a Systematic Theology course.  Students will have research to do at home and will also spend time in class presenting the material that they learn.  The cost is $40 per semester ($15 for additional students from the same family).   As with all of our classes, this class begins and ends with prayer.

This class will meet from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. every other Tuesday starting September 4.  For ages 12 and up.

Beginning Strings 

Taught by Brianna Eschen (age 17) for the third year in a row. Cost is $120.00 per semester, with additional siblings at $100.00.  No limit to number of students, but a minimum of 10 students is required for the class to be held.  This class is perfect for the beginning music student.  Brianna has taken private lessons since she was 7, was an assistant teacher for 2 years, and has taught individual lessons for the last 2 years.  Each student will need their own instrument (violin, cello, viola, or double bass), bow, and rosin. Each student will also need to purchase the Essential Elements Book 1 corresponding to their instrument of choice.  Class will be an hour and a half long.  Parents are welcome to stay, but this is not required.   At the end of each semester students will have an opportunity to perform pieces they have learned in a concert setting.  The students will be encouraged to practice at least 15 minutes, 3 days a week.  As with all of our classes, this class begins and ends with prayer.

This class will meet from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Tuesdays starting September 4.  We will need a minimum of 10 students signed up to hold this class.

Intermediate Strings 

Taught by Brianna Eschen.  For those who have completed the Beginning Strings course, or it's equivalent, this course gets into more advanced techniques and pieces.   Cost is $100 per semester, with additional siblings at $75.00. In addition, each student will need the Essential Elements Book 2 for their instrument of choice (Violin, Viola, Cello, or String Bass).  This class will be an hour and a half long.   As with all of our classes, this class begins and ends with prayer.

This class will meet from 1:00 – 2:30 on Tuesdays starting September 4.

Introduction to Logic - In the first semester of this course we will cover the branch of logic dealing with informal logical fallacies. By the end of this semester you should be able to spot bad reasoning, put a higher value on good reasoning, and know how to avoid fallacies in your own reasoning. We will be using the book, The Fallacy Detective (3rd Edition) by Nathaniel & Hans Bluedorn.

In the second semester of this course we will cover basic tools used for evaluating different viewpoints/arguments and creating good arguments. We will be using the book, The Thinking Toolbox by Nathaniel & Hans Bluedorn. Designed for ages 12 and up, completing this course is equivalent to approximately two high school credit in logic or critical thinking. The cost of the course is $80 for the year ($30 for additional students from the same family). The textbooks are not included in the cost. Parents are encouraged to learn logic along with their children, so parents may sit in on the class with their children at no additional charge.   As with all of our classes, this class begins and ends with prayer.

This course will meet from 3:00 – 4:00 every other Tuesday starting September 4.

Introduction to Logic 

In the first semester of this course we will cover the branch of logic dealing with informal logical fallacies. By the end of this semester you should be able to spot bad reasoning, put a higher value on good reasoning, and know how to avoid fallacies in your own reasoning. We will be using the book, The Fallacy Detective (3rd Edition) by Nathaniel & Hans Bluedorn.

In the second semester of this course we will cover basic tools used for evaluating different viewpoints/arguments and creating good arguments. We will be using the book, The Thinking Toolbox by Nathaniel & Hans Bluedorn. Designed for ages 12 and up, completing this course is equivalent to approximately two high school credit in logic or critical thinking. The cost of the course is $80 for the year ($30 for additional students from the same family). The textbooks are not included in the cost. Parents are encouraged to learn logic along with their children, so parents may sit in on the class with their children at no additional charge.   As with all of our classes, this class begins and ends with prayer.

This course will meet from 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. every other Tuesday starting September 4.

Novice Debate Class 

This class is taught every other Tuesday by Brianna Eschen. The purpose of this course is to equip students to compete in debate, develop critical thinking and research skills, and conquer their fear of public speaking. Debate is a life-changing, life-equipping activity, that Eagle’s Nest is thrilled to share with you. The cost is $25 per student per semester. There will be additional costs for those students participating in competitive tournaments, which is recommended by not required.  

US History

US History Course Description:

“America was founded as a Christian nation. The very roots of our society—our declarations, constitutions, and moral character spring from God’s Word. The Christian civilization which developed in Europe, however imperfectly, was transmitted to America by godly men and women who wanted to extend Christianity throughout the world.” (To Pledge Allegiance by Gary Demar & George Grant).  In this 29 week class, taught by homeschool dad Brian Eschen, students will be exploring God’s providential work in America as we study the history of this land through 2001.  We will see God’s blessings poured out on our country as we obeyed Him (albeit not perfectly), and His judgments as we turned away from Him.  Students will have weekly reading assignments, as well as quizzes and tests to track comprehension.  In addition, there will be a required report on a historical figure from American history.  The textbook series we will be using is Basic American History (6 volumes) by Clarence Carson.  This is a high school level course.

Cost: $75/semester ($25/semester discount for siblings)

Schedule:  The first semester class will meet from 9:00am - 10:30am every Wednesday starting September 5 and ending December 12 (no class on November 21 for Thanksgiving).  Second semester will start up on January 23 and end May 15 (no class April 17 and April 24 for Easter).

Church History 

Many Christians today believe that the church did not begin until the Reformation in the 16th century. However, Christ established His church in the 1st century, and He has preserved it through every generation since. This class will trace the preservation and expansion of Christ's church through the ages. We will survey church history from the time of the apostolic fathers (middle 1st century) through the end of the 19th century. The class will be taught using the book, Sketches From Church History, by S.M. Houghton. The seven basic eras covered include:

  1. The Early Church to the Rise of Islam
  2. The Dark and Middle Ages to the Height of Papal Authority
  3. Forerunners of the Reformation
  4. The 16th-Century Reformation in Germany
  5. The 16th-Century Reformation Outside Germany
  6. The Faith in the 17th and 18th Centuries
  7. From the Rise of Modern Missions to the End of the 19th Century

As with all of our classes, this class begins and ends with prayer.

This class will meet from 10:30 – 12:00 every other Wednesday starting September 5.  The cost is $75 per semester ($40 for each additional student from the same family).  The textbook is not included.  For ages 12 and up.

Biology with Lab - CANCELLED (Mrs. Greco's Father-in-law has been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer and she will need to care for him this year.)

Taught by homeschool mom and science enthusiast, Jen Greco, this class uses Apologia’s second edition Exploring Creation with Biology. Designed as a hands-on, college-prep, high school course with labs, we will be covering 15 modules of macro and micro biology. Students will be required to complete each module’s study guide, formal lab write-ups, quarterly projects and module tests as well as a mid-term and comprehensive final test. Extra credit options for each module will also be offered.

Class will meet weekly on Wednesdays from 2-4pm starting August 22nd,and occasionally on Fridays due to the time constraints of certain lab assignments.  Throughout this class students will develop notetaking skills, good study habits and lab/dissection skills.  The goal of this course is to inspire awe and wonder of God’s amazing creation, to nurture the love of learning and to give all praise and honor to our Heavenly Father!

The cost is $100.00 per semester ($50.00 for each additional student from the same family); textbook not included. Lab fees will depend on the number of students enrolled in the class, but will not exceed $50 per child per semester and includes all lab supplies as well as a student binder.

 

Private Guitar Lessons 

Taught by Andrew Eschen, email us for more information. 

Private Violin Lessons 

Taught by Brianna Eschen, email us for more information. 

Private Cello Lessons 

Taught by Josiah Eschen, email us for more information.