2021 CLASSES: Early United States History

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The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.
- Benjamin Franklin -
Class Description
Through the text book, PowerPoint presentations, activities, projects, discussion, debate, games, and videos we will explore Early United States History multimedia style - studying not only history, but the culture of the time, through music, food, and the arts. Using all types of learning styles, we will enliven the study of American history.
Two years of US history are recommended in the high school years. I am offering Early US history during the 2021/2022 school year, and I will be offering Modern US history during the 2022/2023 school year to complete the two years.
  • If you are taking this for high school credit, I will be grading your weekly homework assignments, the mid-term exam, and the final exam and calculating a grade.
  • If you are auditing this class, you will read the chapters and show up for class and learn from the discussions, lectures, and activities but homework and tests won’t be graded.
  • If you take this as an honors course you will be assigned 4 projects for the 1st semester ranging from essays, to art projects, to oral presentations.

Students need to purchase – Call to Freedom: Beginnings to 1914 copyright 2000 - ISBN-10 : 0030540429

Meet The Teacher

Hello! I'm Susan Bacon, director of Franklin School. I have a B.S. in Education with a minor in Gifted Education. I'm a state certified teacher with 5 years public school teaching experience and 35 years of working with students. Through private tutoring, teaching homeschool classes, and working with homeschooling families I have found that my greatest joy in life is helping students find their own unique way of learning.

After working as a cover school coordinator for 5 years I founded Franklin School. I saw a need to provide families with a more creative learning experience with a larger variety of activities. As director of Franklin School these past 20 years I have offered homeschooling families curriculum assistance, transcripts, a lending library, activities, classes, field trips, parent workshops, and many other homeschooling amenities. 

As a certified and very experienced teacher my goal is to assist parents by offering support in all areas of homeschooling and to help enrich each student’s educational adventure by offering a variety of classes. 

Schedule and Fees
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High School Credit

Audit -

Enrolled Families: $80 class fee

Visiting Families: $100 Class Fee

approximately $7 ($8) a class

High School Credit -

(Homework and tests graded)

Enrolled families: $120 class fee,

Visiting families: $140 class fee

approximately $10 ($12) a class

Honor’s Credit -

(Homework and tests graded with special once a month honor’s projects due)

Enrolled Families: $140 class fee

Visiting Families: $160 class fee

approximately $12 ($13) a class

Tuesdays on Zoom

Thursday in person

1:00pm - 2:00pm

AUG  12, 17, 26

SEP    9, 14, 23

OCT   7, 12, 21

NOV  11, 16

DEC   2


Four virtual classes over Zoom - 

Aug 17, Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 16


Eight in-person classes -

Aug 12, 26; Sep 9, 23; Oct 7, 21; Nov 11; Dec 2