Bridge Academy

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History through Literature 4

Description: In History Through Literature 4, students will begin a study of ancient world history and will be introduced to map skills and geography concepts. This class covers ancient times from the earliest civilizations to the Fall of Rome, including the Egyptians, the Babylonians, Ancient China, Ancient Africa, Bible times, the Greeks, and much more. 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 weekly selections at home with parents and complete assignments from the student activity guide and test booklets to prepare for class discussions, activities, and presentations. 

Required Texts: 


  • The Story of the World, Volume 1: Ancient Times revised edition, by Susan Wise Bauer $17.95
  • Student Pages Vol. 1: Ancient Times (PDF or loose leaf packet) $7.95*Student Pages only—no need to buy the whole activity manual!
  • Test Book for Vol. 1: Ancient Times $5.18

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

Tuition: $350 ($35.00/month for ten months, August - May or $39/month if prorated or on a 9 month payment plan)

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 (15), Justis (13) and Joshua (8), 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 coop for years to come!

Courses Offered: History through Literature 4, English 4, STEM/Robotics, Latin II and ??Robotics: Level B??