Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

3rd & 4th grade History through Literature

Teacher: Ashley Knickerbocker


In History Through Literature 3-4 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:
 The Story of the World, Volume 3: Early Modern Times, revised edition Text, by Susan Wise Bauer $24.95
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 Student Pages Vol. 3: Early Modern Times, revised edition $14.95 ( *Student Pages only—no need to buy the whole activity manual!)
 The Story of the World, Volume 3: Early Modern Times, Test Booklet $13.95


Copy/Supply Fee: $30 (check written to Ashley Knickerbocker due at Orientation or at the first class)


Tuition: $340 ($34.00/month for ten months, August - May or $38/month if prorated or on a 9 month payment plan)


revised 2/14/2021


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!