Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship will provide students an opportunity to learn the basic steps of what it takes to start a small business. Whether that business is the selling of goods or services, the students will learn how to promote themselves via different types of marketing platforms.

Entrepreneurship, by definition, is the creation or extraction of value; viewed as change, generally entailing risk beyond what is normally encountered in starting a business, which may include other values than simply economic ones. Entrepreneurs act as managers and oversee the launch and growth of an enterprise. Entrepreneurship is the process by which either an individual or a team identifies a business opportunity and acquires and deploys the necessary resources required for its exploitation. 

Students who may consider becoming an entrepreneur are those who want to:

  1. Control their own work experience
  2. Control their earning potential
  3. Control their location and where they work
  4. Have an opportunity to leave a lasting legacy

Some students may want to use this course as an opportunity to create a Micro Business that will earn them money, experience, and business relationships. This is a must-take course for any student as the future of work is changing rapidly, most adults will work in the “gig” economy, and having a side hustle is becoming more than norm than the exception.

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One Semester Course – 1/2 Credit: The class will be taught and graded by your True North Homeschool Academy teacher. The coursework your child will complete in this high school level course is equal to one half-credit hour which may be awarded by your homeschool upon completion of the course. If you would like help determining your students’ credits or creating a transcript, check out our Academic Advising.

Required Materials for Entrepreneurship:  None

Middle school or Junior High Students who want to be challenged may also join this high school level class.

Ancient History

Ancient History

Ancient World History will cover the history of the world from the beginning of written history to the fall of Rome.  Students will be assigned multiple chapters of textbook reading each week, as well as terms to identify/define, short-answer questions, brief essay questions, and mapwork. This class will be dynamic and interactive, with in-class discussion. The study of the ancient world is a fascinating look at a distant time that will inform, inspire and illuminate our present age. While it may seem far removed, much of our modern society is informed by it. 

Each weekly class will include both review and preview of weekly assignments, including guided discussions and brief essay presentations. 

Why study Ancient History?  History gives us great insight into society across time as well as how our modern world is shaped and informed by it. Ideas such as class divisions, government, economic surpluses, religion and geography, all relate back in some way to ancient civilization. Students will also gain a greater understanding of the lost and miserable pagan world and its desperate need for a Savior.

This course will tell the stories of people around the world, from the rise of Europe to the complex Middle East to the coast of Imperial China. Each countries’ specific characteristics will be explored while also recognizing and exploring how each continent interacts and influences the other. A perfect course for those interested in History, Theology, Literature, Politics, Diplomacy, the Military, and more. A must-have course for high school students as they prepare to launch into an increasingly complex world.

Required Materials: History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome, by Susan Wise  Bauer, plus the Student Study Guide and Map Work (published by the Well-Trained Mind). 

Full Year Course – 1 Credit: The class will be taught and graded by your True North Homeschool Academy teacher. The coursework your child will complete in this high school level course is equal to one credit hour which may be awarded by your homeschool upon completion of the course. If you would like help determining your students’ credits or creating a transcript, check out our Academic Advising.

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Economics

Economics

Economics

Economics might seem like an intimidating subject area, but this class will provide a fun adventure into the world of economics! The class will use Whatever Happened to Penny Candy, A Bluestocking Guide to Economics, and The Money Mystery as the foundation for our journey.

Students will also have two projects to complete through the semester:

  1. Cost of living project: where they will investigate what life will cost them at age 23.  They will “find a job”, establish a budget based on their salary, determine how much rent, insurance, and all the other aspects that go along with independent living will be. Students will then make a presentation to the class on their findings. 
  2. Stock market challenge: Students will be given an amount of “money” to invest in the Stock market and we will compete as a class to see who makes the wisest investments.

The semester will give students a foundation in the history of economics and why we are where we are as a country and the world.

Studying economics is important to students as they prepare to launch into adulthood. It will help them make the connection between hard and smart work and life success as well as a reason to conquer algebra and other math skills. In other words, economics is a practical application of those pesky math classes your kids are always telling you they won’t use in life.  Understanding economics allows us to understand how the world functions since money and its uses are a valuable part of the study of human behavior.

This is a practical, fun, project-based introduction to a field that will give your students success tools that will benefit them for life!

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Required Materials:

Stacey Murfin

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Dana Hanley

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