What are the goals of KONOS History of the World?

Jessica calls KONOS History of the World (HOW), which is designed for 9th-12th graders as R.A.I.D.

R....

is for rigorous research, reading and writing.

A

 is for activities to increase understanding, retention, and fun.  Large maps, timelines, and timeline characters add to the hands-on approach.  High school students still need hands-on activities for fun and retention.

I….

is for independent study, a great way to prepare students for college and life. Students build portfolios, record earned Carnegie units, and plan weekly schedules with parents.

D

 is for dialogue, and important component of classical learning, between parents and student.  The 100-page Teacher’s Guide keep moms from having to attend high school again!

What scope of history is covered in 4 years?

  • History of the World Year I: Ancient World (hard copy)
  • History of the World Year II: Medieval World (hard copy)
  • History of the World Year III: Renaissance and Reformation (download)
  • History of the World Year IV: American History (download)

What subjects / credits are covered?

  • History
  • English Composition
  • Literature
  • Bible
  • Drama/Speech
  • Civics (in HOW IV)
  • Geography
  • Studio Art
  • Art History (in HOW III)
  • Fine Arts: Music, Art, Architechure (in HOW III)
  • Dance / Music (in HOW IV)
  • Some Latin (in HOW II)
  • Study Skills (very specific in HOW IV)