We’re excited to announce a completely new set of classes starting in early September: Compass Classroom Lectures.
Although most of our series have taken us a long time to develop and produce, we have designed a new way to film teachers in a live classroom and have it ready to watch in just a few days. This enables us to introduce many more classes much more quickly.
We are starting the new series in late August with first lectures ready to watch by the beginning of September. Students who sign up for these classes will just login to our Compass Classroom learning management system and watch weekly classes as they are loaded into the system. They can then follow along with the specified assignments and readings as the year progresses.
If you’d like to be notified when the lectures are available for purchase, please make sure to sign up.
In the meantime, check out some of the exciting classes that will be available in early September:
Spanish I with Dwane Thomas
Hundreds of families have asked if Dwane would teach a Spanish class as follow-on to his popular Visual Latin series. Dwane has been working on this class for years, finding just the right Spanish-only textbook and preparing an approach that will be as unique and effective as Visual Latin. Eventually, this class will be the base for a new Visual Spanish series. This is a unique opportunity to be a part of that process.
Here’s what Dwane says about the class: “Students we will be focusing on Spanish grammar, the connections between Spanish and Latin, and reading in Spanish. This will be the equivalent of Spanish One. Notice: I am not fluent in Spanish. We will be learning together. There will be many references to Latin. Though knowledge of Latin will help, it is not required for this course.”
Grades: 7th-12th | Credit: 1 Foreign Language | Length: 1 Year
Introduction to Liberty with Kevin Kookogey, JD
Kevin Kookogey is a lawyer in Nashville who has a long history of conservative political activism at the state and national levels. He is a long-standing member of the Heritage Foundation, has testified before Congress regarding the unlawful targeting of conservatives by the IRS, and has developed a reputation for leadership on issues of American sovereignty, defense, religious liberty and Christian apologetics.
This class will satisfy the requirement for government for many students.
Here’s what Kevin says about the class: “We will trace the roots and history of America through its inceptions and influences, from Biblical history to Roman and Greek civilizations, the expansion of the Roman Empire to Great Britain, the middle ages, the Reformation, the Enlightenment period, the worldwide British influence, and finally to the founding of America and the establishment and development of its political and social order over the first 230 years.”
Grades: 7th-12th | Credit: 1 Government, Social Studies, or History | Length: 1 Year
Overview of Creation Science with the Director of Is Genesis History?
Thomas Purifoy will take students on an in-depth exploration of the fascinating world of creation science that he discovered when he wrote, produced, and directed the feature documentary Is Genesis History? He will be talking from personal experience, providing anecdotes and stories from the filming of the series, relating personal conversations with scientists, and sharing his own research from producing the documentary.
Here’s what Thomas says about the class: “Students will watch through selected segments from the Is Genesis History? series and conference, as well as read selected books and articles. This will be a journey through the worlds of geology, paleontology, biology, archeology, astronomy, and much more in an examination of debate concerning our origins. Coursework will include lots of video watching and reading, as well as some research projects/papers.”
Grades: 8th-12th | Credit: 1/2 Elective | Length: 1 Semester
Understanding the Old Testament with Thomas Purifoy
Producer Thomas Purifoy is working through the material for his next feature length documentary entitled Is the Bible True? This is an unusual opportunity to explore the Old Testament from a variety of different perspectives, including the intersection of archeology, history, and theology.
Here’s what Thomas says about this class: “This will be an in-depth look at many aspects of the Old Testament, including the structure of Redemptive history, the relationship between archeology and the text, issues regarding authorship and inspiration, Israel and other ancient cultures, covenant and promise, and how the Old Testament leads to the coming of Jesus Christ. Alongside the Bible, we will use Charles Pfeiffer’s Old Testament History.”
Grades: 7th-12th | Credit: 1 Elective | Length: 1 Semester
In closing, if you’d like to be notified when they are available for purchase, please make sure to sign up.
Oh, and one more thing…
Do You Live in the Nashville Area?
If you do, you are welcome to try to enroll in one of the local classes. Limited space is available. Click here for more info.