Sword of Freedom
Prerequisites: Key of Liberty recommended but not required, 13 years old
In the series of LEMI projects, Sword of Freedom is second. In the first project, Key of Liberty, the students got a small glimpse of what being a scholar is all about. They also gained a love of the freedom they were given by their founders. Now, in this second project, they will expand upon their scholar phase and be challenged with the prospect of that great freedom being destroyed by the difficult arguments of the great American Civil War.
The Civil War is one of the most important periods in American History. The world we live in today was shaped by the great statesmen and women from this time. We will learn of the many battles fought, discuss difficult principles, read informative classics, write a series of 12 papers, write a hero report, give a class presentation, read more difficult documents and memorize the powerful Gettysburg Address. By the end of this one semester class the students will have a love for the amazing soldiers and generals who gave their lives for the freedom of others as well as a desire to live their lives so they too can influence the word.
Vision: I see the connection between education and greatness.
Mission: I have a personal call to greatness. I can know what is right.
Abilities: Self-governance, sovereignty, study hours, concentration span, duty to country.
Skills: I am finding voice through writing, speaking, oral persuasion, analytical thinking and memorization.
Books: where to order
Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriett Beecher-Stowe Will be discussed during week four of class. Start reading now!!
Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt
Abraham Lincoln by Wilber F. Gordy **available from LEMI bookstore
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
This price does not include a sword which parents can offer as an incentive for students.
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