History through Living Books: 19th and 20th Century American and World History (Grades 6-8)

When is this class offered?

Teacher: Sandra Williams



History is dynamic and exciting when you approach it with real books, compelling human stories, maps, timelines, and living history applications.  This class is designed to encourage a love for history.  We will anchor each book on a timeline and on a map, and we will study the appropriate history, culture, and geography in some depth.  Students are invited to experience history through "living books."  Students will read 5-8 books (historical fiction, biographies, or autobiographies) per semester, and teacher will include selections from other historical sources and literature shared in class.   

Students will discuss stories, examine maps, update personal timelines, and enjoy multimedia presentations.  Some activities may include enjoying a typical meal, building structures, learning poems or phrases in the language, building dioramas, mapping routes or countries, studying art, or acting out portions of the story.  Students will keep notebooks to document their work and to encourage organizational skills. 


All Reading Books are included in the tuition and will be provided by the teacher.


  • Tuition**

    $80/month, (August - April) due first class of each month

  • Materials Fee**
    A $50 non-refundable fee is due at registration to secure your student's spot in the class.  All other materials/Lab fees are included in the tuition.


  • This course is appropriate for grades 6-8.
  • The class meets once each week for 1 hour.
  • Students will need 3-ring binders, colored pencils. 

* In addition to course costs, AN ADMINISTRATIVE FEE is due FOR EACH STUDENT on the first day of EACH SEMESTER.  See COSTS PAGE for further information.