Name of Class: Chronicles of American History Using the Socratic Method
(High School US History)

Parent-Teacher: Gena Suarez

NOTE: This class is more than half-full as of 1/01/2024. If it fills up before you claim your seat and you would like to be placed on a waiting list in case someone drops the class, don’t hesitate to contact the instructor HERE.

Location (Class is 2 days per week but at 2 different Schoolhouses):  On Wednesdays, the high school US History class meets from 1 pm-2:30 pm at Calvary Chapel Tri-Cities. On Fridays from 1 pm-2:30 pm we meet at the Parker’s Chapel Schoolhouse.

When: Weds/Fridays from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Maximum Student Size (Caps Out) Number: 15 kids.
Still availability as of today? YES

Ages/Grade(s) Recommendation: High School but will consider advanced Middle School students

High School Credit? YES (one credit for History)

Class Summary: The reason the class size is so small (15 max) is due to the Socratic nature of the course. A highly engaging, conversational, “questioning” way to learn US History where students will create cherished memories with their peers as they study the subject matter together in community. Class covers standard timeline of pre-Americana, Constitution, State History (students will know all State Capitals from memory) and American Presidents with emphasis on group discussion and presentation. Light daily homework will be assigned, to be covered later in class. Some pop quizzes (with prizes) and two major tests which place class participation on an equal level with “pen and paper testing” will occur throughout the school year. Very fun, upbeat, conversational class which also incorporates one major banquet where US History comes to life with food planning and prep, cooking and serving parents and siblings an historical-era meal.

U.S. History Timeline

  • Colonial Settlement, 1600s-1763.
  • The American Revolution, 1763-1783.
  • The New Nation, 1783-1815.
  • National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1880.
  • Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877.
  • Rise of Industrial America, 1876-1900.
  • Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929.
  • Great Depression/WWII, 1929-1945
  • US after WWII to Current

Orientation: A basic syllabus/outline will be given to parents outlining supplies and courses to download or access from

Length of Class: Two semesters (August 30-May 8)

Contact: Gena Suarez ([email protected])

If you desire to sign your high school student up for this class, contact the parent-teacher right away (email listed above) to get on the waiting list, as the class will fill quickly (max 15). You must have a current membership to to sign up. Need a discount? A full year membership which covers every child in the family is $269.97. Click the red box below for the discounted price of just $189 for a full 365 days.

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