Fall Classes 2018

We are excited to offer the following classes for homeschoolers: 

Signup instructions:

Send an email to us here.  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 classes will be offered this fall at the Eagle's Nest! 

Class Schedule:

Tuesday:

9:00 - 10:00 Apologetics - every other week

1:00 - 2:30 Intermediate Strings - every week

3:00 - 4:00 Introduction to Logic - every other week

3:00 - 5:00 Debate class for novices - 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!) - every week

10:30 - 12:00 Church History - every other week

 

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.

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 $40 for each semester ($15/semester 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.

 

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.