Fall Classes 2019

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 - 11:30 - Debate Class - every other week, beginning Sept. 10

12:00 - 1:30 - Intermediate Strings - weekly, beginning Sept. 3

2:00 - 3:00 - Intro to Logic - every other week, beginning Sept. 3

3:00 - 4:00 - Apologetics - every other week, beginning Sept. 3

Wednesday:

9:00 - 10:30 Economics & Civics - weekly, beginning Sept. 3 

(US History will return during the 2020 - 21 school year!) 

 

Also available: Private Violin 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. For ages 12 and up.

Debate 

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 $50 per student per semester. There will be additional costs for those students participating in competitive tournaments, which is recommended by not required.  Please note that our club is part of the Stoa Debate community, which only allows students who are homeschooling without the use of a Charter school.   

Economics & Civics

Taught by Brian and Jeff Eschen.  Economics will be the subject in the Fall and Civics in the Spring.  The cost will be $75 per semester plus materials ($40 for each additional student from the same family).  The textbooks we will be using (not included in the cost) are Basic Economics, 4th Edition by Clarence Carson & Paul Cleveland, Foundations in Personal Finance: High School Edition for Homeschool, student text by Dave Ramsey,  Basic American Government by Clarence B Carson, and Your Rugged Constitution by Bruce and Esther Findlay.  All books are available at the Eagle's Nest at our cost except for the Dave Ramsey book and the Findlay book.  We will also be including a personal finance section with practical activities to learn how to properly manage your money.   As with all of our classes, this class begins and ends with prayer.  This is a high school level class.

Economics Syllabus

Civics Syllabus

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 3 for their instrument of choice (Violin, Viola, Cello, or Double Bass).  This class will be an hour and a half long.   As with all of our classes, this class begins and ends with prayer.  Audition needed for placement in class.  

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. Completing this course is equivalent to approximately one 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. For Ages 12 and up.

Private Violin Lessons 

Taught by Brianna Eschen, email us for more information. 

Private Cello Lessons 

Taught by Josiah Eschen, email us for more information.