Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

American History (7th-8th)

Course Description: The American Republic (4th ed.) helps students become informed citizens and empowered participants in American society. Students will learn about our nation and its development over the last two centuries from a biblical perspective. The text specifically targets critical-thinking skills in order to demonstrate how knowledge of our history is crucial to making informed decisions about important government issues.”

*In addition to a comprehensive study of the text, students will read original documents, memorizing several of them as the school year progresses. Students will also learn to freehand North America and label all provinces, states, and capitals.


  • The American Republic Student Text 4th ed., 
  • accompanying activities manual 
  • test booklet
All published by BJU Press; We the People published by Notgrass; Recommended: Draw the USA by Kristin Draeger

Supply/Copy Fee: $20.00 (check written to Elisabeth Fiordelise due at Orientation or at the first class attended)

Tuition fee:  $390 ($39/month for 10 months, August - May or $44/month if prorated or on a 9 month payment plan)

Quote: "This class was great! Mrs. Fiordelise was an awesome teacher! I'm very glad I will be in her class next year!"

Elisabeth Fiordelise

B.S. in Education

Elisabeth holds a degree in Elementary Education and taught 2nd and 4th grades prior to choosing to stay home and homeschool her children. She worked at Classical Conversations for the past several years, tutoring both Foundations and Essentials (a writing and grammar program). Music has been a constant part of her life. She studied piano for 15 years and has spent her adulthood accompanying choirs, playing in worship bands, and directing children’s musicals. Elisabeth has taught private piano lessons for the past 14 years, which combines two of her favorite things – children and music. Her husband Pat pastors Kingsland Baptist Church, and she enjoys supporting his ministry by directing the children’s ministry and playing the piano in the worship band. They have 3 children-John (17), Alyssa (15), & David (11).

Classes: Math 6, General Music with Keyboarding, MS History, MS English: Level A, MS English: Level B, and Geography (8th-9th)

Contact: 804-502-6253