Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Modern American History 

Instructors:

Krystal Sadler (Tuesday)

Emily Kirtlan (Thursday)


Description: 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 Text:


Copy/Supply Fee: $20 (check written to the coordinating teacher, Krystal Sadler or Emily Kirtlan, due 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 
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 Ed. 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.
Courses Offered: Science 1, Science 3, Science 4, History 6, Science 6, Early Childhood Education, World History I, World History II, Algebra II and Precalculus
Contact: kasadler84@gmail.com


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! 

Courses Offered: History 5, History 6, Renaissance & Reformation, Eat Across America (middle school), Global History: World War I & World War II (high school), Wars, Civics through Critical Thinking (middle school), Movies as Literature (high school), and Medieval British Literature: Literary Lessons through Lord of the Rings
Contact: etkirtlan@gmail.com