Bridge Academy

Psalm 32:8

Renaissance and Reformation 

Teacher: Emily Kirtlan (etkirtlan@gmail.com) 


Description: This middle school class will bring history alive for your student. Class time will be engaging and used to help students better understand the fascinating era of the Renaissance and Reformation. Map work and projects will help students connect events and learn the "whys"of history, which will in turn pique your student's interest in this action packed time in our history.  Reading, worksheets, and the vast majority of tests will be completed at home, leaving class time for the hands-on activities and discussion. 


"Spanning the Renaissance, the Reformation, world exploration, and some early American history, this exciting volume explores the backdrop to and significance of time-honored contributions found in art, music, literature, science, and philosophy of this rich era from 1455 to 1707. Students will be introduced to famous characters and world changers such as Ivan the Great, Henry VIII, Jeanne D’Albret, Francis Bacon, Pocahontas, Galileo, K’ang-hsi, and many more". - themysteryofhistory.com


An award winning curriculum and a"Top Pick" by Cathy Duffy of Cathy Duffy Reviews. (clink link for more information)


Required Textbooks: Mystery of History III: Renaissance, Reformation, and Growth of Nations (1455-1707)
Historical Atlas of the World by Rand McNally
World Atlas - Known Geography by Rand McNally 


Supply/Copy Fee: $20.00 (check written to Emily Kirtlan due at Orientation or by 9/1/2020)


Tuition fee:  $380.00 ($38.00/month for 10 months, August - May or $42.23/month if prorated)


added 8/4/2020

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! 
Teaching: History 5, 5th-6th Science, 7th - 8th History, and Literary Lessons From The Lord of the Rings