Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Modern American History

Description: This high school course is designed as an intensive survey of American history from Reconstruction through to the 21st Century. Although the student will develop a solid chronological timeline, the emphasis of the class will be on understanding the “who, what and why” behind the events that shaped our history and critically analyzing how those events affect our lives today. The class will have a socratic element as the students discuss the decisions and philosophies of the leaders as well as history labs to further explore the topics.

Text: 
  • BJU United States History Student Text (5th edition)
  • Student Activities Manual, Grade 11 (5th edition) PURCHASE FROM BJU PRESS.

Copy/Supply fee: $25.00 (check written to Julie Hobbs due at Orientation or at the first class)

Annual tuition: $420.00 ($42.00/month for 10 months, August – May or $47.00 /month if prorated or on a 9 month payment plan)

Emily Kirtlan

B.S. in History


Emily is a graduate of Liberty University where she received her undergraduate degree in History. The best word to describe Emily is kind. Her heart is one of service and thoughtfulness and it shows in all she does. Austin, the man writing this bio about Emily, is also her best friend, man of her dreams and dashing husband since 2016. Her passions in life are reading, baking and her puppies. She has decided to apply her degree to pursuing her desire to serve the homeschool community. As a former homeschool student herself, Emily is passionate about home education and knows what it takes to be successful on this unique journey. She believes that education is a powerful tool and wants to help students cultivate a love for learning. She is excited to serve the families of Bridge Academy! 

Classes: Renaissance & Reformation, Eat Around the world (middle school), Eat Around the World (high school), Global History: Wars, Espionage & Covert Operations, Civics through Critical Thinking, Movies as Literature, and Medieval British Literature: Literary Lessons through Lord of the Rings
Contact: etkirtlan@gmail.com