BIO     I was born and raised in Kingsport, Tennessee. I attended East Tennessee State University and Middle Tennessee State University. I married David (now deceased) in 1979 and moved to Middle Tennessee permanently. I first heard about home education from my pastor in 1978, and I told David before we were even married that I wanted to homeschool any future children we might have. God gave us three precious children and we were blessed and privileged to home educate them from birth through high school graduation. We began our home school journey in the fall of 1988 and continued for the next nineteen years. All three children have graduated from college and two have gotten their master’s degrees. Our son is an officer in the United States Army. Even more important than that, I am now a grandmother!    During those nineteen years, we volunteered in various capacities in the homeschool community. David and I served on the Middle Tennessee Home Education Association Board of Directors for thirteen years, and we helped to organize and start the Home Education Association of Rutherford, Tennessee (HEART). I spoke at various conferences, graduations, and homeschool seminars and workshops. In the fall of 2002, I began teaching at Rutherford Tutorial Academy, where I continue to teach today. I also do private tutoring. In addition to teaching and tutoring, being a Mama and a Gigi, I also serve on the Powerfully Positive, Inc., Board of Directors.

BIO

I was born and raised in Kingsport, Tennessee. I attended East Tennessee State University and Middle Tennessee State University. I married David (now deceased) in 1979 and moved to Middle Tennessee permanently. I first heard about home education from my pastor in 1978, and I told David before we were even married that I wanted to homeschool any future children we might have. God gave us three precious children and we were blessed and privileged to home educate them from birth through high school graduation. We began our home school journey in the fall of 1988 and continued for the next nineteen years. All three children have graduated from college and two have gotten their master’s degrees. Our son is an officer in the United States Army. Even more important than that, I am now a grandmother!

During those nineteen years, we volunteered in various capacities in the homeschool community. David and I served on the Middle Tennessee Home Education Association Board of Directors for thirteen years, and we helped to organize and start the Home Education Association of Rutherford, Tennessee (HEART). I spoke at various conferences, graduations, and homeschool seminars and workshops. In the fall of 2002, I began teaching at Rutherford Tutorial Academy, where I continue to teach today. I also do private tutoring. In addition to teaching and tutoring, being a Mama and a Gigi, I also serve on the Powerfully Positive, Inc., Board of Directors.

Junior High World History
through Literature

32 WEEK CLASS

 

Tutor Name:  Ginger McCreery

Course Name:  Junior High World History

Required Texts:
Streams of Civilization, Volume I, 
by Mary Stanton and Albert Hyma. 
Publisher:  Christian Liberty Press.
SUMMER REQUIRED READING!
Streams of Civilization, Introduction and
Chapter 1, AND Many Waters by Madeleine L'Engle.

Book List:
See list below.

Optional Materials:  The following “Supplemental Readers” are not required but are enjoyable reads and help with understanding the cultures that we study.   You may have some in your library, purchase a few and/or borrow when possible. 

Supply Fee: $20

Minimum Number of Students:  8

Course Description/Outline/Objectives:  
While we will be using a textbook as the "skeleton," we will put LIFE into this framework by reading wonderful books set in the major periods of history.  This class will cover from creation to the discovery and exploration of the New World.

Tutor Expectations for Parents:
Because we will be using lots of "real books" instead of a textbook, it is absolutely necessary that the students have the books they need by the time we read that book in class!  Look ahead on the syllabus and make sure your student has each book he needs before we start reading it.  I require that the students bring whatever book we are currently reading to class with them each week.  We will use the books for class discussions and they MUST have the book with them in order to be able to participate.

MORE COURSES
   BY GINGER MCCREERY

  • Middle School Literature

  • JR High Literature B

  • JR High World History

  • Philosophy & Christian Worldview

Additional Comments: 
I believe using well-written literature helps put life into the study of history.  While you will need several books for this class, most of these titles can be found at used bookstores or through online sources quite cheaply.  Interests of both male and female students were considered when I chose the books to read for this class. 

Prerequisites: 
SUMMER REQUIRED READING!
Streams of Civilization, Introduction and
Chapter 1, AND Many Waters by Madeleine L'Engle.

Recommended Grade Level: 
Junior High, Grades 7th -9th

Rate for Additional Private Tutoring:

Book List:

Streams of Civilization, Volume 1 by Mary Stanton and Albert Hyma. 
Christian Liberty Press Publishers
Many Waters by Madeleine L'Engle|
The Golden Goblet by Eloise Jarvis McGraw
Tales of the Greek Heroes by Roger Lancelyn Green
Twice Freed by Patricia St. John
The Silver Branch by Rosemary Sutcliff
The Door in the Wall by Marguerite de Angeli
Beorn the Proud by Madeleine Pollard
The Hawk That Dare Not Hunt By Day by Scott O'Dell