Students in grades 9th - 12th grades will learn how to analyze arguments and determine whether the given information leads to a sound conclusion. Students will develop their critical thinking skills, which will allow them to combat biases and fallacies in the world around them. Students will be able to engage in modern-day arguments from a Biblical perspective. Students will learn to think critically in all areas such as the literature they read, the historical accounts they study, the news they watch, and the scientific data they examine. This will also aid in the critical thinking portions of the SAT and ACT.
Text: None (in lieu of a book, the supply fee will cover the cost of weekly readers that will be used in class and sent home with each student)
Copy/Supply Fee: $10 (given to Mercy Granell at Orientation or the first class)
Annual tuition: $330.00 ($33/month for 10 months, August May, or $38/month if prorated or on a 9-month payment plan)
ABOUT THE TEACHER
B.A. International Affairs
Mercy attended the University of Mary Washington where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Affairs, and attended the College of Education for History and Social Studies. After teaching in Chesterfield County for three years, she transitioned into full-time ministry at her Church where she was the Kids Director for six years. During her time in ministry, she oversaw curriculum, family resources, and events for kids ages preschool – 5th grade. After having her second child, she transitioned out of ministry to pursue being home with her kids, with the intention to homeschool her children. She still plays an active role at her church as a girl’s high school small group leader.