2021 CLASSES: Philosophy

Hide not your talents, they for use were made,
What's a sundial in the shade?
- Benjamin Franklin -
Class Description
Philosophy is routinely taught around the world in the high school years. Besides being a good elective to add to your high school transcript, philosophy helps create critical thinking, problem solving, creative thinking, assessing arguments, constructing arguments, respecting others beliefs, and active listening skills – all of which can be used in every subject area.

Philosophy is a way of thinking about the world, the universe, and society. Who doesn’t want to wade into the “love of wisdom.” Through the readings provided, PowerPoint presentations, activities, projects, discussions, debate, games, and videos we will explore philosophy. There will be no graded homework. You will need to read the material given and fill out the discussion questions to prepare yourself for class discussions and activities when we meet in person.
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

High School Credit

8 Classes

Enrolled Families: $50 class fee

Visiting Families: $70 Class Fee

approximately $6 ($9) a class


Thursdays, 2:00pm - 3:00pm

AUG  12, 26

SEP    9, 23

OCT   7, 21

NOV  11

DEC   2