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History 5-6

This course will serve your 5th or 6th grade student as we explore the history of our country from the late 1800s to the present. Using America the Beautiful: Part 2 by Charlene Notgrass as our text, we will dive into topics which include World War I, the Great Depression, the Roaring Twenties, World War II, and the Civil Rights Movement. Each unit includes lessons about these major historical events, as well as the important people and places in which they lived and worked. Each week, students will be reading the text and working on assignments at home. Class time will include activities, discussion, and games that will enrich the text and make learning history fun!



Required Texts:
America the Beautiful: Part 2, by Charlene Notgrass (older edition)
Maps of America the Beautiful by Beth Poore (click link)
America the Beautiful Lesson Review by Mary Evelyn McCurdy

Copy/Supply Fee: $20 (given to the coordinating instructor, Krystal Sadler or Julia Poynter, at Orientation or at the first class)

Tuition fee: $360 per year ($36/month for 10 months, August-May or $40/month if prorated or on a 9 month payment plan)



Krystal Sadler, Julia Poynter

Krystal Sadler
B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in Elementary Education
Masters in Teaching

Krystal was born and raised in Southern California before moving to Richmond, Virginia. She attended Lee University for three years before transferring to VCU where she graduated with a B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Concentration in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Teaching. She has the privilege of doing life with her husband, Josh, and their three beautiful girls: McKayla Grace, Shayne Elizabeth, and Caydence Hope. She is also very active within her church as a Worship Leader and the Women’s Ministry Director. After teaching in both Henrico County and Chesterfield County for six years, she felt the Lord calling her to homeschool her girls in 2016 and she has never looked back! Bridge Academy has been such a blessing to her family in their homeschooling journey, and she is honored to play a small role in serving other homeschool families in return.

Julia Poynter
B.S. in Public Health
Certified Cognitive Coach (CCC)

Julia is a former Bridge Academy student who was homeschooled from kindergarten through high school. She and her husband live in Chesterfield, Virginia, along with their one-year-old daughter, Kenzie. Julia knows what it takes to successfully homeschool, and she earned a full academic scholarship to college. In three years, Julia earned her degree from Liberty University, completing the requirements of the Honors Program and graduating summa cum laude. During her college years, she worked as an intern for the Communications Coordinator at Richmond City Health District. Additionally, she worked for Central Virginia Health District in the Population Health department. Julia has considerable experience in tutoring, editing, and working with children. She was an English major before switching her degree to Public Health. Julia has tutored and taught math, science, English, and history; she has a hard time picking her favorite subject! She is excited to be back at Bridge Academy, assisting homeschool families.

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