Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

1st & 2nd grade History through Literature

Teacher: Ashley Knickerbocker (aknickfit@gmail.com (804) 399-0933)


Description: This class will cover world history and geography during the Middle Ages, from 400-1600 CE. Susan Wise Bauer’s engaging narrative, The Story of the World, is designed as a read aloud for parents and students to enjoy together. The second volume covers important world events during this period as well as fun and interesting facts such as: Who discovered chocolate? Why did the Ottoman Turks drag their war ships across dry land? Students will read weekly selections with parents at home and complete assignments from the SOTW activity guide geared toward a 1st-2nd grade level in order to prepare for class discussions, activities, and even presentations. 

Required Texts: 
  Text: The Story of the World, Volume 2: The Middle Ages, (click for link) by Susan Wise Bauer $18 
  Student Activity Pages for Vol. 2: The Middle Ages $12 
  *all books may be purchased through welltrainedmind.com


Copy/Supply Fee: $20 (check written to Ashley Knickerbocker due at Orientation or by 9/1/2020)


Tuition: $330 ($33.00/month for 10 months, August - May or $33.67/month if prorated)


revised 2/27/2020


Ashley Knickerbocker
B.S. in History 

Ashley began teaching at Bridge Academy in 2016. She was raised in Chesterfield County and received a history degree from VCU. She and her husband, David feel blessed to homeschool their three boys, Nathan (14), Justis (11) and Joshua (6), who also attend Bridge Academy. Her teaching experience began at ICCS Preschool during college and she has continued teaching both at home and in classroom settings since then. She taught art and PE as an enrichment course for Classical Conversations for 6 years and served as a CC lead teacher for 2 years before coming to Bridge Academy. She worked as a personal trainer and fitness instructor for eleven years at Chester Fitness. Both she and her boys love Bridge Academy and look forward to being part of this co-op for years to come!