Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

1st & 2nd grade History through Literature

Teacher: Melissa Futrell 

Description:  In History Through Literature 1st & 2nd grade students will study the period of World history from 1600-1850. This class covers early modern times around the world from the earliest explorers of the New World to the American Gold Rush. We’ll study the history of Europe through kings, queens, wars and plagues; discover the mysterious emperors of the Imperial East and learn about Napoleon’s wars; discuss the tragedies of slavery and the Trail of Tears in America; follow along with Lewis and Clark as they lead their expedition to explore the west, and so much in between. Susan Wise Bauer’s engaging narrative, The Story of the World, is designed as a read aloud for parents and students to enjoy together. Students will read selections at home with parents and complete weekly assignments from the student activity guide and test  booklet to reinforce class discussions and activities. 

Required Texts:  
Story of the World: Early Modern Times - Volume 3 student pages 
by Susan Wise Bauer
 *books may be purchased through

Copy/Supply Fee: $20 (check written to Melissa Futrell due at Orientation or at the first class)

Tuition: $330 ($33/month for 10 months, August - May or $37/month if prorated or on a 9 month payment plan)

revised 2/28/2021

Melissa Futrell

AD in Nursing -RN (Pediatrics, NICU)

Melissa Futrell was born and raised in South Carolina. She holds an associate degree
in nursing from Gardner-Webb University, where she met her husband, Derek, who is
the Senior Pastor at Parkway Baptist Church. They have lived in Virginia since 2002.
Melissa and Derek have five children (17, 16, 14, 11, and 10 year old) whom they have
homeschooled since 2009. Melissa and her family have been a part of Classical
Conversations communities for many years, where she has previously tutored
Foundations, and currently tutors Essentials. Melissa is not currently working as a
Registered Nurse but enjoys homeschooling, baking cakes for her kids, and serving in
ministry alongside her husband Derek, and is excited to become a part of Bridge

Teaching: 1st-2nd History through Literature, 1st-3rd Exploratory, 1st-2nd PE, and 5th-6th Science.