Story of the World Volume 4

Textbook purchase recommended.  It is not provided.    Sign up for Individual sessions or for the full year.  Your choice.  


Story of the World Volume 4 - Full Year - Self-paced


Story of the World Volume 4 - Session 3 -  Self-paced

Chapters 29 - the end of the book will be covered in Session 3.   Weekly reading, building assignments are provided.  


Story of the World Volume 4 - Session 2​ - Self-paced 
Chapters 15 - 28  will be covered in Session 2.   Weekly reading, building assignments are provided.   


Story of the World Volume 3 - Session 1​ - Self-paced 
Chapters 1 - 14 will be covered in session 1.  Weekly reading, building assignments are provided.  

Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?

All sessions are Self-paced.


Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego - Session 1
This is an 8 week session.  We will be visiting Australia, New York, China, flying across Europe, skiing the Swiss Alps, and surfing Hawaii.  Learn about Charles Dickens, the Sydney Opera House, and Picasso.  


Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego - Session 2
We will be learning about Charles Dickens, the Hollywood sign.  See what life was like during the Revolutionary War and even spend some time as pirates.  This is only a few of the things we'll be learning about in the 8 weeks we'll be chasing Carmen around the World.  


Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego - Session 3
We will be Carmen around the World, as she causes trouble for the Acme detectives.  Each week we will learn geography of where she was and where she is going.  We'll look at history and landmarks.  If you are looking for indepth looks at areas around the world, this class is for you.

Art

All classes are self-paced unless marked in Red.


Great American Artists - Session 2
We'll take a 4 week journey through American Artists.  This is for all levels of skill.  Students will look at 4 artists weekly and re-create art of these artists.  


Great American Artists - Session 1
We'll take a 4 week journey through American Artists.  This is for all levels of skill.  Students will look at 2 artists weekly and re-create art of these artists. 


Cubism
We'll take a 4 week journey through the art known as Cubism.  This is for all levels of skill. 

American History

All classes are self-paced unless marked in Red.

The First Americans - Native Americans of North America

We'll take an in depth look at the various tribes of Native Americans that were already happily living in America before the Europeans.  We will explore their cultures, homes, food, and the way they hunted. 


Explorers in North America

We'll take an in depth look at the arrival of the first Europeans.  We'll start with the arrival of the Vikings through the First English explorers. 


Early Colonial Life in America
We'll take an in depth look at life in the American Colonies. Where did they get food?  What kind of houses did they live in?  What is a market?  


The American Revolution
We'll take an in depth look at the American Revolution.  We will be re-creating battlefields and the first week we will look at the causes of the Revolutionary War.  


The American Nation is Born
We won the Revolution and have our freedom.  Now what?  Learn about life post-Revolutionary War.  Lewis and Clark.  War of 1812.  Canal Travel.  How smooth will it go? 


Who was Sacagawea?
Sacagawea was only sixteen when she made one of the most remarkable journeys in American history, traveling 4500 miles by foot, canoe, and horse-all while carrying a baby on her back! Without her, the Lewis and Clark expedition might have failed. Through this engaging book, kids will understand the reasons that today, 200 years later, she is still remembered and immortalized on a new golden dollar coin.
Spend 4 weeks learning her life.   Weekly reading, building assignments are provided.


Who was Johnny Appleseed?
Who really is the man who supposedly planted the apple trees?  Was he a good guy?  Why did he do it?  Spend 4 weeks learning about this extraordinary man that didn't let life get him down.  Weekly reading, building assignments are provided.  

Who was George Washington?
Did he really chop down a cherry tree?  Did he really have wooden false teeth? How did he meet Martha Washington?  Spend 4 weeks learning about this extraordinary man that didn't let life get him down.  Weekly reading, building assignments are provided.  


Who is Christopher Columbus?
In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.  Find out about Christopher Columbus in this 4 week study of his life and see if the rumors of his madness were true?   Weekly reading, building assignments are provided. 


Martin Luther King Jr.

Who was this super-smart boy that grew into an icon for the Civil Rights Movement?  What challenges did he face in his life?  Spend 4 weeks exploring his life from childhood through his death.


Live Classes are 4 week classes.  They meet weekly to discuss class material and do an online building project together.

Live Classes are highlighted in RED.


***The PC/Mac version of Minecraft (purchased from www.minecraft.net) are the only options that connect to the server.  But you can purchase the learning materials to go with other devices.  Note...Minecraft Windows 10 Edition Beta will not connect to the server.***

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Magic School Bus

All Classes are Self-paced.

Self-Paced

Magic School Bus - Geology (Planet Earth)
We'll take a 4 week Journey throughout Planet Earth with the help of Ms. Frizzle and the Crew.  Learn about erosion, rocks/minerals, plate tectonics, earthquakes, and volcanoes.  Ages 5 and up recommended


Magic School Bus - Out of this World (Space)
We'll take a 4 week Journey through Outer Space with the help of Ms. Frizzle and the Crew.  Learn about planets, comets, asteroids, and astronomers. 


Magic School Bus - Human Body
We'll take a 4 week Journey through our bodies with Ms. Frizzle and the Crew.  We'll learn about the the various systems of the body and how they work together so we can move.  Outside experiments will be included.


Magic School Bus - Weather
We'll take a 4 week Journey throughout Planet Earth with the help of Ms. Frizzle and the Crew.  We'll learn about the water cycle, Earth's atmosphere, and how/why weather happens.

Magic School Bus - Animals
We'll take a 4 week trip with Ms. Frizzle learning about Frogs, Wetlands, Reptiles, and the importance of the Food Chain.  Weekly research material and building assignments given.


Magic School Bus - Chemistry
We'll take a 4 week Journey learning Chemistry with Ms. Frizzle and the Crew.  We'll learn about the states of matter,  chemical and physical changes, making observations and why it's important to use our senses.  Weekly building assignments and Outside experiments will be included.  


Magic School Bus - Loves the Earth
We'll take a 4 week trip with Ms. Frizzle learning about Plants, Animal Habitats, and Taking care of our planet.   Weekly research material and building assignments given.


Magic School Bus - Loves the Earth
We'll take a 4 week trip with Ms. Frizzle learning about Plants, Animal Habitats, and Taking care of our planet.   Weekly research material and building assignments given.


Magic School Bus - Backyard Animals
We'll take a 4 week the animals that live in our backyard.  We'll learn about the spiders, ants, and urban area life. ​

I SURVIVED Book Series

All Classes are self-paced unless marked in Red.  Each session is 4 weeks long.

***I Survived books are not provided.  These can be purchased or found at your local library.***


I SURVIVED #14 - The Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 

Eleven-year-old Jessie Marlowe has grown up with the beautiful Mount St. Helens always in the background. She's hiked its winding trails, dived into its cold lakes, and fished for trout in its streams. Just looking at Mount St. Helens out her window made Jess feel calm, like it was watching over her somehow. Of course, she knew the mountain was a volcano...but not the active kind, not a volcano that could destroy and kill!  Then Mount St. Helens explodes with unimaginable fury. Jess suddenly finds herself in the middle of the deadliest and most destructive volcanic event in U.S. history. Ash and rock are spewing everywhere. Can Jess escape in time? 


I SURVIVED #13 - The Hindenburg Disaster, 1937 

In May of 1937, the Hindenburg, a massive German airship, caught fire while attempting to land in New Jersey, killing 35 people. Lauren Tarshis's latest thrilling addition to the New York Times bestselling I Survived series, will feature an 11-year-old boy in the middle of this historic disaster.  This is a 4 week session.


I SURVIVED #12 - The Joplin Tornado, 2011 

Eleven-year-old Dexter has always wanted to see a tornado. So when he gets the incredible opportunity to go storm chasing with the famous Dr. Norman Rays, he has to say yes!  Dr. Rays is the host of Tornado Mysteries, the show that Dex and his older brother, Jeremy, watched every night until Jeremy joined the U.S. Navy SEALs and left Joplin.  Dex certainly knows how deadly tornadoes can be, but this one isn't heading toward Joplin, and wouldn't it be great to have a brave and exciting story of his own to tell Jeremy when he comes home? But when the tornado shifts direction, Dexter's bravery is about to get seriously tested...This is a 4 week session.


I SURVIVED #11-  The Great Chicago Fire, 1871 

Oscar Starling never wanted to come to Chicago. But then Oscar finds himself not just in the heart of the big city, but in the middle of a terrible fire! No one knows exactly how it began, but one thing is clear: Chicago is like a giant powder keg about to explode.  Will anyone survive?  

I SURVIVED #10 - The Destruction of Pompeii, 79 AD During the infamous eruption of Mount Vesuvius, one boy struggles to escape. Can he survive the most devastating disaster of ancient times?  In this thrilling addition to the bestselling I SURVIVED series, readers are taken back to antiquity with a young boy trying to escape as the giant Mount Vesuvius erupts. Does he have what it takes to survive the epic destruction of Pompeii?  


I SURVIVED #9 - The Nazi Invasion 1944 

In one of the darkest periods in history, one boy struggles to survive... In this gripping new addition to the bestselling I SURVIVED series, a young Jewish boy escapes the ghetto and finds a group of resistance fighters in the forests of Poland. Does he have what it takes to survive the Nazis -- and fight back?  


I SURVIVED #8 - The Japanese Tsunami 2011 

Visiting his dad's hometown in Japan four months after his father's death would be hard enough for Ben. But one morning the pain turns to fear: first, a massive earthquake rocks the quiet coastal village, nearly toppling his uncle's house. Then the ocean waters rise and Ben and his family are swept away-and pulled apart-by a terrible tsunami.  Now Ben is alone, stranded in a strange country a million miles from home. Can he fight hard enough to survive one of the most epic disasters of all time?  


I SURVIVED #7 - The Battle of Gettysburg 1863 

The bloodiest battle in American history is under way . . .It's 1863, and Thomas and his little sister, Birdie, have fled the farm where they were born and raised as slaves. Following the North Star, looking for freedom, they soon cross paths with a Union soldier. Everything changes: Corporal Henry Green brings Thomas and Birdie back to his regiment, and suddenly it feels like they've found a new home. Best of all, they don't have to find their way north alone-they're marching with the army.  But then orders come through: The men are called to battle in Pennsylvania. Thomas has made it so far . . . but does he have what it takes to survive Gettysburg?  


I SURVIVED #6 - The Attacks on September 11, 2001 

The only thing Lucas loves more than football is his Uncle Benny, his dad's best friend at the fire department where they both work. Benny taught Lucas everything about football. So when Lucas's parents decide the sport is too dangerous and he needs to quit, Lucas has to talk to his biggest fan.  So the next morning, Lucas takes the train to the city instead of the bus to school. It's a bright, beautiful day in New York. But just as Lucas arrives at his uncle's firehouse, everything changes -- and nothing will ever be the same again. 


I SURVIVED #5 - The San Francisco Earthquake, 1906
Leo loves being a newsboy in San Francisco. He needs the money but the job also gives him the freedom to explore the amazing, hilly city as it grows with the new century. Horse-drawn carriages share the streets with new shiny automobiles, businesses and families move in every day from everywhere.  Anything seems possible. But early one morning, everything changes.  We'll be learning about earthquakes, California geography and the tragedy that happened that day.  Weekly lesson materials and building projects provided. 

I SURVIVED #4 - The Bombing of Pearl Harbor 1941
Over 70 years after this horrific event, it is brought to life from the eyes of a child.
Eleven-year-old Danny Crane is alone on his favorite beach in Hawaii when the world is torn apart and World War II officially hits the United States. 


I SURVIVED #3 - Hurricane Katrina 2005
The horror of Hurricane Katrina is brought vividly to life in this fictional account of a boy, a dog, and the storm of the century.  Spend 4 weeks learning about hurricanes, helping our neighbors and storm clean up.  


I SURVIVED #2 - The Shark Attacks of 1916
In the summer of 1916, ten year-old Chet Roscow is captivated by the local news: a Great White shark has been attacking and killing people up and down the Atlantic Coast.


I SURVIVED #1 - The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912
The most terrifying events in history are brought vividly to life in this new fictional series! In book 1, ten-year-old George is trapped on the Titanic -- how will he survive?

Story of the World Volume 3

Textbook purchase recommended.  It is not provided.  Live Sessions are marked in Red.  Sign up for Individual sessions or for the full year.  Your choice.  


Story of the World Volume 3 - Full Year 

All chapters 1 - 42 are available.


Story of the World Volume 3 - Session 3 

Chapters 29 - the end of the book will be covered in Session 3.  Classes meet weekly for discussions and build together projects.  Weekly reading, building assignments are provided.  Live Classes meet on Wednesdays at 3:00 pm EST.  This Session Starts Live on March 8 and will run through May 31st, 2017.  There will be no class on March 29 or April 5, 2017.  


Story of the World Volume 3 - Session 2​ - Self-paced or Live Classes
Chapters 15 - 28  will be covered in Session 2.  Classes meet weekly for discussions and build together projects.  Weekly reading, building assignments are provided.   


Story of the World Volume 3 - Session 1​ - Self-paced or Live Classes
Chapters 1 - 14 will be covered in session 1.  Classes meet weekly for discussions and build together projects.  Weekly reading, building assignments are provided. 

​Self - Paced Classes are 8 week classes. These classes do not meet weekly for live sessions.  Work at your own pace.  But I am always available to meet and answer questions. 

Geography

All Classes are Self-paced unless Marked in Red.


State Birds and Flowers

What a fun way to learn your state birds and flowers.  Let's build them in Minecraft.  Spend 12 weeks learning more details about the state mascots.  Weekly reading, building assignments provided.


US Landmarks
Pack your bags as we spend 4 weeks visiting the most well-known man-made landmarks in America.  Weekly reading, building assignments provided.

US Regions - 8 Weeks
Let's learn about the different Regions of the United States.  We will pack our bags, visit and learn what makes those areas famous.  Weekly reading, building assignments provided.

Literature classes

All Classes are Self-paced unless marked in Red.

The books needed to complete the classes are listed in the description.


Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard

Spend 8 weeks reading this exciting adventure.  Learn more about the world of the Viking Gods and the Mythology that surrounds this culture.  Weekly reading assignments are provided along with comprehension materials.  Building assignments are provided to reinforce the material being read.  ***You will need the book Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard to complete this course.  It is not provided.****


Mr. Popper's Penguins
Welcome to the Popper home.  Explore the world of Mr. Popper and the adventures of this family as they raise a penguin family.   Spend 4 weeks learning penguins and Antarctica.  Weekly reading, building assignments are provided.  ***You will need the book Mr. Popper's Penguins.  It is not provided.**


A Bear Called Paddington
Paddington Bear traveled all the way from the darkest Peru and met the Brown Family.  Spend 4 weeks learning about this extraordinary man that didn't let life get him down.  Weekly reading, building assignments are provided.  ***You will need the book A Bear Called Paddington.  It is not provided.**


Who is Dr. Seuss?
Ted Geisel loved to doodle from the time he was a kid. He had an offbeat, fun-loving personality. He often threw dinner parties where guests wore outrageous hats!  Spend 4 weeks learning his life.   Weekly reading, building assignments are provided. 


Creative Writing
Learn the category of Creative writing.  Students will write a fiction story and build their book illustrations.  Classes meet weekly for discussions and build together projects.  Weekly reading, building assignments, and comprehension questions are provided. (Ages 7 and up recommended)

American Legends and Tall Tales
Join us as we travel through America's past with a look at over 30 figures of history and folklore - Meet Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, Annie Oakley, Johnny Appleseed, Casey Jones and even Betsy Ross. Weekly reading, building assignments are provided. (Ages 8 and up)



Building with Doctor Who

All classes are self-paced.  Episodes are not provided with these classes.  


Building with Dr. Who - Session 1

Pretend you are Rose Tyler as we travel with the 9th Doctor.  This 4 week session you will learn about the British government and a little more about the Doctor.  You will also learn a little more about Charles Dickens. 


Buidling with Dr. Who - Session 2

Travel through time and space with the 12th Dr.  This 4 week session focuses on 4 episodes from Season 8.  You will travel on the Orient Express, visit the Moon, learn about spontaneous combustion, and join Robin's band of Merrymen.    Weekly research and building assignments are provided for learning extensions with the episodes.

Building with Eric Carle - Self-paced

Spend 12 weeks studying many animals from the animal kingdom and some weather too.  All alongside your favorite Eric Carle book.  Read your Eric Carle book together and then do our weekly lessons and building assignments.  **We recommend reading your book a couple times a week to go along with our Weekly Lessons.** Type your paragraph here.

Fun History

All classes are self-paced unless marked in Red.  All Classes are 4 - weeks unless otherwise marked.


American Presidents

Let's look at the Presidents that have been elected by our country.  Each week will include a detailed presentation with short video links will be presented.  This is a 12- week class.

History of Video Games

This 4 week class introduces students to the history of video games from the early 1940s until the present.  Learn about video game consoland also computer games.  


Great ​African Americans 
We'll look at 45 remarkable African Americans — among them Frederick Douglass, Thurgood Marshall, Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Hale, Duke Ellington, Ralph Ellison, Katherine Dunham, and many others. This is a 4- week class.

Inventors

We'll look at Inventors that have made a difference in our World's History.  We'll look at their inventions and how they have helped us reach our modern age.


Greek Gods and Goddess
A fun way to introduce Greek Gods and Goddesses and some Greek Mythology to students.   Classes meet weekly for discussions and build together projects.  Weekly reading and building assignments are provided. (Ages 7 and up recommended)

Famous American Women 
We'll look at 45 prominent American women — from social reformer and suffragist leader Susan B. Anthony to Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor. Portraits of Harriet Tubman, Barbara Walters, Amelia Earhart, Oprah Winfreys. This is a 4- week class.

Wonders of the World
Let's look at the Wonders of our World, both Man-made and Natural.  We'll travel through time from Babylon to China to Central America.  Weekly reading and building assignments are provided. (Ages 7 and up recommended).  4 Week class. 

President's Day - Self-paced

This 2 week course allows your student to explore how to become President of the United States of America and explores the history of President's Day.  Two Weekly Building Assignments provided.  Only $2.99 for this course.

Star Wars Science - Self-paced

This 4 week course allows your student to explore the science of Star Wars and learn how Star Wars appears in our lives. Projects ideas for outside of Minecraft included with each week's lesson materials, as well as weekly building assignments.

New Classes are Highlighted in Blue

Magic Tree House Book Series

All Classes are Self-paced unless marked in Red.  All Magic Tree House Classes are 4 weeks.

***Magic Tree House books are not provided.  These can be purchased or found at your local library.***


Magic Tree House #55 - Night of the Ninth Dragon 

The latest adventure with Jack and Annie.  We'll spend 4 weeks learning about the Welsh culture and mythical creatures.  This class can be taken live or self-paced. 


Magic Tree House #9 - Dolphins at Daybreak 

Jack and Annie are whisked away in the Magic Tree House to the middle of the ocean. Luckily, they find a mini-submarine on a coral reef. Unluckily, they are about to meet a giant octopus and one very hungry shark. Will the dolphins save the day? Or are Jack and Annie doomed to be dinner?  


Magic Tree House #10 - Ghost Town at Sundown 

Jack and Annie wonder when the Magic Tree House whisks them to the Wild West. But before they can say "Boo!" they rush headlong into an adventure filled with horse thieves, a lost colt, rattlesnakes, and a cowboy named Slim. Will Jack and Annie have time to solve the next Tree House Riddle? The answer may depend on a ghost!  


Magic Tree House #11 - Lions at Lunchtime 

Jack wonders when the Magic Tree House whisks him and his sister to the vast plains of Africa. Before he can find out, Annie starts to help hundreds of wildebeests cross a rushing river. Next they follow a honey of a bird and meet an awesome Masai warrior. Jack hopes any lions will just stay away. Jack is about to be very disappointed . . . 


Magic Tree House #12 - Polar Bears Past Bedtime 

It's icicle city . . . when the Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie to the frozen Arctic. Luckily, a seal hunter on a dogsled lends them warm clothes. Unluckily, they get stuck on cracking ice. Will the giant polar bear save them? Or will Jack and Annie become frozen dinners?  This class can be taken live or self-paced. 


Magic Tree House #15 - Viking Ships at Sunrise 

"Beware of Vikings!" warns Morgan. Then Jack and Annie are whisked back to ancient Ireland. They land on a cliff on a misty island. How will they find the story they are looking for? It will take a Viking invasion, the help of a jolly monk, and a lot of courage for Jack and Annie to succeed in this adventure.   


Magic Tree House #18 - Buffalo Before Breakfast - Live or Self-paced

Hello, buffalo!  That's what Jack and Annie say when the Magic Tree House whisks them and Teddy, the enchanted dog, back almost 200 years to the Great Plains. There they meet a Lakota boy who shows them how to hunt buffalo. But something goes wrong! Now they need to stop a thousand buffalo from stampeding!  This class can be taken live or self-paced.  It will be available starting April 12, 2017 and running 4 weeks until May 3, 2017.  Classes will meet at 2:30 EST on the server.


Magic Tree House #19 Tigers At Twilight - Live or Self-paced

Tigers in trouble?  That's what Jack and Annie find when the Magic Tree House whisks them and Teddy, the enchanted dog, to a forest in India. The rare tigers are being trapped by greedy poachers! Can Jack and Annie find a way to help? Or will a fierce tiger eat them instead?  This class can be taken live or self-paced.  It will be available starting May 10, 2017 and running 4 weeks until May 31, 2017.  Classes will meet at 2:30 EST on the server.


Magic Tree House #48 - Perfect Time for Pandas 

Jack and Annie have to find a certain kind of food—the fourth thing needed to save Merlin’s beloved penguin, Penny. The magic tree house whisks them off to a village in the mountains of southeast China, close to a world-famous panda reserve. Will it be their easiest adventure yet? Not a chance! Jack and Annie don’t know it, but they’ve arrived on the day of a historic earthquake!  How will Jack and Annie survive when the giant quake strikes? Will they be able to rescue the pandas? And how will they ever get back to the tree house so that they can fulfill their quest to save Penny as well?  


Magic Tree House #40 - Eve of the Emperor Penguin 

JACK AND ANNIE continue their quest for the secrets of happiness—secrets they need to save Merlin. This time, the Magic Tree House takes them to the one continent they haven’t visited before: Antarctica! What can they hope to learn about happiness in such a barren place? Only the penguins know for sure . . . Jack and Annie are about to find out! 


Magic Tree House #54 - Balto of the Blue Dawn 

The magic tree house has returned and it’s taking Jack and Annie back in time to Alaska, 1925. There they meet Balto, a jet-black Siberian husky destined to save victims of the diphtheria epidemic. But the trail isn’t easy, and Balto is going to need Jack and Annie’s help!  


​​Magic Tree House Book #53 - Shadow of the Shark
It’s a dream vacation for Jack and Annie—or is it?  When Teddy, a young sorcerer, offers to send Jack and Annie on a dream vacation, they can’t wait to go. The brother-and-sister pair wish for a trip to a beach paradise, and the magic tree house whisks them off to the coast of Mexico. Everything starts out perfectly as they raft around a coral reef. But then a hungry shark attacks! And their dream vacation turns into a nightmare! 


Magic Tree House Book #46 - Dogs in the Dead of the Night

Jack and Annie are whisked back in time to the Swiss Alps in search of a rare flower. When they find a monastery where monks and St. Bernards live, Annie offers to train a young dog named Barry. Then Barry runs away, and Jack and Annie have a new task to find Barry! Will he lead them to the mysterious flower? Or into danger? 

Magic Tree House Book #52 - Soccer on Sunday
Join Jack and Annie as they take the soccer field in Mexico.  They will find the final secret to Merlin's greatness and they'll meet a young soccer player who dreams of playing in the World Cup, a young soccer great by the name of Pele. 

Magic Tree House Book #51 High Time for Heroes​

Jack and Annie are back in Egypt, still seeking the secrets of greatness for Merlin. This time they will meet the great nurse, Florence Nightingale, on her trip to Egypt that served as the inspiration for the choices that made her both famous and beloved.


Magic Tree House Book #50 Hurry Up, Houdini!
Jack and Annie search for the greatest magician of all time.  But can they find the master of escape and learn a special secret from him?

Magic Tree House Book #47- Abe Lincoln at Last
They are trying to get a special feather that will help save Merlin’s baby penguin, Penny. When the magic tree house whisks them back to Washington, D.C., in 1861, Jack can’t wait to meet Abraham Lincoln himself! But the new president is too busy to see them, as he is desperately trying to save a nation in crisis.


Magic Tree House Book #43- Leprechaun in the Late Winter
Jack and Annie are whisked back to long-ago Ireland. Their mission? To inspire a girl named Augusta to share her creativity with the world. But when they meet Augusta, Jack and Annie don't see how they can inspire her at all—she is the least imaginative person they've ever met! Luckily, Jack and Annie have a special whistle that they can use to show Augusta a magical world. But their plan backfires! Can Jack and Annie rescue their new friend? Or will Augusta be lost forever?

Magic Tree House Book #27- Thanksgiving on Thursday
Join us on Jack & Annie's next adventure.  We will be meeting Squanto, and looking at what life was really like for the early settlers. 


Magic Tree House Book #23 Twister on Tuesday
Jack and Annie head out on another adventure when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to the 1870s. They land on the prairie near a one-room schoolhouse, where they meet a teenage schoolteacher, some cool kids, and one big, scary bully. But the biggest and scariest thing is yet to come!  We will be learning about Weather, Hurricanes and Tornadoes and how to predict weather. 


Magic Tree House Book #14 - Day of the Dragon King
Jack and Annie find out when the Magic Tree House whisks them back to ancient China. There, a powerful emperor called the Dragon King has ordered that all books be burned. Will Jack and Annie be able to save at least one book? Or will they be captured by the emperor's soldiers?  Weekly research material and building projects given.  We will spend 4 weeks learning about Ancient China.  

Magic Tree House Book #13- Vacation Under the Volcano
Join us on Jack & Annie's next adventure.  We will be visiting Pompeii.  During this class you will learn about the Roman Empire and volcanoes.  Read along as Jack & Annie race against time to save the ancient library before it gets buried under ash.


Magic Tree House Book #8 - Midnight on the Moon
The Magic Tree House whisks Jack and Annie off to the moon—and the future. Their mission? To find the last "M" thing that will free Morgan from the spell. Can they do it before the air in their oxygen tank runs out? Will the mysterious moon man help them? And why is Peanut the mouse acting so strange? Weekly research material and building projects given.


Magic Tree House Book #6 - Afternoon in the Amazon
Vampire Bats or Fire Ants?  Jack and Annie are swept away to the Amazon.  Will they be able to make it back to Frogcreek Pennsylvania?  Learn about the Amazon Rainforest. We will also be working on Reading Comprehension skills with questions from the Text.  It's recommended that you have this book to read along as we go.  


Magic Tree House Book #5 - Night of the Ninjas
What is a ninja?  Spend 4 weeks learning about Ancient Japan. We will also be working on Reading Comprehension skills with questions from the Text.  It's recommended that you have this book to read along as we go.   


Magic Tree House Book #4- Pirates Past Noon
Arrrrgggghhhh!!   Shiver Me Timbers as we learn about the Pirate way of life.  We will also be working on Reading Comprehension skills with questions from the Text.  It's recommended that you have this book to read along as we go.  


Magic Tree House Book #3- Mummies in the Morning
Jack and Annie are on their next adventure.  We will be visiting the time of Ancient Egypt.  Mummies, pyramids, tomb robbers, and everyday life in Ancient Egypt.  We'll be covering it all.  


Magic Tree House Book #2- The Knight at Dawn 
Jack and Annie are on their next adventure.  Castles and Knights are on menu as they visit the Middle Ages.  We'll learn about life in Castles, why castles were built the way they were.  How a knight was able to become a knight.  The types of armor used by various knights...and of course we'll be reading about the Black Knight.  

Magic Tree House Book #1 - Dinosaurs Before Dark 
Jack and Annie find themselves in the Prehistoric past.  What are dinosaurs?  Where did they live?  What was their diet?  Students are required to read the Magic Tree House Book #1 Dinosaurs Before Dark during the class.  We'll look at dinosaurs and what they were.  

High School Science

All classes are self-paced unless marked in Red.


Meteorology
This 8 week self-paced course provides high school students with an in-depth look at air masses, fronts, weather measuring devices and storms.  Written for a 9th - 10th grade level.  


Animal Vs. Animal - Live or Self-paced

Spend 10 weeks studying animals such as lions, tigers, sharks, penguins.  We will be looking at mammals, reptiles and insects.  But the fun part will be deciding who will win if some of these animals needed to fight.  Who would win?  Who will survive?  Will they have the instincts to win the battle?  Weekly lessons and building assignments are provided.  Live classes will start the week of April 12.  Will meet weekly at 4 pm EST.  

Story of the World Volume 1 

All classes are self-paced.  Textbook is not included.  Textbook purchase is recommended.


Story of the World Volume 1 - Full year


Story of the World Volume 1 - Session 1
Join us as we discuss Chapters 1 - 7 in Story of the World Volume 1.  We will learn about nomads and the Great Empire of Egypt.  8 Sessions.


Story of the World Volume 1 - Session 2
Join us as we discuss Chapters 8 - 17 in Story of the World Volume 1.  We will continue our Study of Ancient Egypt,  India, and China.  Classes meet weekly for discussions and build together projects.  Weekly reading, building assignments are provided.  8 Sessions


Story of the World Volume 1 - Session 3
Join us as we discuss Chapters 18 - 29 in Story of the World Volume 1.  We will continue our Study of Ancient Egypt,  India, and China.  Classes meet weekly for discussions and build together projects.  Weekly reading, building assignments are provided.  8 sessions 

Story of the World Volume 1 - Session 4​
Join us as we discuss Chapters 30 through the end of the book in Story of the World Volume 1.  We will continue our Study of Ancient Egypt,  India, and China.  Classes meet weekly for discussions and build together projects.  Weekly reading, building assignments are provided.  12 sessions 

American Girl Book Series

***American Girl books are not provided.  These can be purchased or found at your local library.***

All classes are self-paced unless marked in Red.


American Girl - Melody (4 Week Course) 

Melody is an optimistic, enthusiastic girl growing up in Detroit, Michigan during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. Spend 4 weeks learning about the Civil Rights Movement while reading this new story from American Girl.  Book 1 will be covered in this course.  Weekly reading assignments and comprehension questions are provided and of course, Building assignments in Minecraft.  


American Girl - Lea (6 week course) 
Weekly topics include the Amazon Rainforest, preserving the Rainforest, helping the animals that live there, the culture of South America and even snorkeling. Books 1 & 2 will be covered with weekly lesson material, comprehension questions and building assignments.


American Girl - Jess (4 week course)
Explore the land of Belize.  Learn about the Mayan culture and the rainforest. 


American Girl - Felicity (6 week class)
Colonial Life was hard for many people.  The 1770s were a time period of great change in America.  Let's learn about this time period through the eyes of Felicity.   We will also be working on Reading Comprehension skills with questions from the Text.  It's recommended that you have these books to read along as we go.  Lots of extra resources are provided to do outside of the Minecraft game.


American Girl - Kaya (6 week class)
Look at the world through the eyes of Kaya.  We will take an in depth look at the Nez Perce culture and way of life. It's recommended that you have these books to read along as we go.  There will be weekly reading assignments.  Lots of extra resources are provided to do outside of the Minecraft game.


American Girl - Isabella (4 week course)
Learn more about dance, design and Washington D.C.

American Girl - Caroline (6 week course)
Learn about the War of 1812 and what it was like to be a girl that wanted to sail.  Also covered will be the geography and importance of the Great Lakes to our world.  


American Girl - Josefina (6 week course)
Learn about the culture of New Mexico in the early 1800s.  What was life like for Josefina in the desert?


American Girl - Kirsten (6 week course)
The pretty pioneer girl helps us learn about life on the prairie.  We'll learn about immigration, pioneer life and being 10 without modern technology.   Weekly research material and building projects given.


American Girl - Addy (6 week course)
Addy and her parents are slave and yearn for freedom.  We'll follow Addy and her Mom's new adventures and how life was during the Civil War.  We'll learn about the Underground Railroad and life in the 1860s.  Weekly research material and building projects given.


American Girl - Samantha (6 week course)
Samantha Parkington is an orphan who lives with her rich grandmother in 1904. She's so excited when Nellie moves in next door. Even though their lives are different, the two girls become good friends. midnight adventure to find out. Weekly research material and building projects given.


American Girl - Grace (6 weeks)​
Nine-year-old Grace Thomas is always thinking up big ideas, like starting a business with her friends over the summer! A trip to Paris and a new business keeps Grace very busy. This 6 week course will cover Books 1 & 2 of the 2015 Girl of the Year.  We will learn about France, how to start a business, and throw a little cooking in the mix.  You will need Books 1 & 2 from the Grace series.  


Wild Kratts

All Classes are self-paced


Wild Kratts - Session 1

Spend 8 weeks traveling around the world with the Wild Kratts.  Learn about animals and the habitats that they live in.  Weekly reading and building assignments provided.


Math

All classes are self-paced unless Marked in Red.


Simple Addition Facts
This 9 week class is self-paced.  9 Weeks of material are provided to give kids extra practice for learning and memorizing their 1 - 9 math facts.  Weekly reading, building assignments provided.


Simple Subtraction Facts
This 9 week class is self-paced.  9 Weeks of material are provided to give kids extra practice for learning and memorizing their 1 - 9 math facts.  Weekly reading, building assignments provided.

Story of the World Volume 2

Textbook purchase recommended.  It is not provided.  Live Sessions are marked in Red.  Not all sessions are available live.  


Story of the World Volume 2 - Full Year


Story of the World Volume 2 - Session 3 -  Self-paced

Chapters 30 - 40 will be covered in Session 3.  Classes meet weekly for discussions and build together projects.  Weekly reading, building assignments are provided.  12 sessions  Live Classes meet on Wednesdays at 3:00 pm EST.  This Session Starts Lives March 30th, 2016.


Story of the World Volume 2 - Session 2​ - Self-paced
Chapters 16 - 29 will be covered in Session 2.  Classes meet weekly for discussions and build together projects.  Weekly reading, building assignments are provided.  12 sessions .  Live classes meet on Wednesdays at 3:00 pm EST.  This session starts live January 6, 2016.


Story of the World Volume 2 - Session 1​
Chapters 1 - 15 will be covered in session 1.  Classes meet weekly for discussions and build together projects.  Weekly reading, building assignments are provided.  12 sessions

HomeSchool With MineCraft

General Science

All classes are self-paced unless marked in Red.


Science of Amusement Parks
Spend 4 weeks learning why amusement parks are so fun.  You will learn the science behind roller coasters, spinning rides and how to make cotton candy.  There is reading necessary, so independent readers can do this class without help.


Periodic Table of Elements
We'll take a 12 week Journey though the Periodic Table of Elements.  Outside experiment information will be included.  Ages 9 and up recommended. 

I Love Horses!!!
Spend 4 weeks learning about horses.  You will learn colors, breeds, grooming, diet and so much more.  Kids 9 and up could use this class independently.  Kids under this age may need help with reading.


Animal Habitats
We'll take a 4 week journey throughout the world studying animals and where they live.  How does an animal adapt to their habitat?  Students will be provided with weekly lessons and building assignments.