CULTURE & LITERATURE

Little House on the Prairie

(Ages:  7-14)

Teacher: Jessie Jordan

Mission:  To study the Bible and Christian character in the books by Laura Ingalls Wilder.   "All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works."  2 Timothy 3:16-17   

We will use the Prairie Primer as our spine, using literature to study Bible and character.  We will also go through various arts and crafts projects.

Tuition:  $160 Per Student for the Year (Siblings $120 Per Student Per Year)

Materials Fee:  $30 Per Student for the Year

Companions in Contemplation:  A Bezalel Book Club

(Ages: 14+)

Teacher: Cheri Hall

Mission:  To provide an atmosphere conducive to reflection and discussion where high school students may consider the Truth, Goodness, and Beauty we find in age-appropriate literature, as well as in Great Music and Fine Art.  We will examine how these reflections draw us closer to the one true God and kindle our worship of Him.   

"By wisdom a house is built, and through understanding it is established;  through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures." Proverbs 24:3-4

Meeting right after lunch, we will continue to share refreshment together while examining the Truth, Goodness, and Beauty we find in Scripture, literature, great music, and fine art. We hope to provide an atmosphere conducive to reflection and contemplation of noble ideas. Light refreshments will be shared in class, being mindful of any student allergies. We will encourage one another to set our minds on things above and, with thoughts and hearts submitted to God, allow ourselves to be transformed by the renewing of our minds.

 

Some teacher read aloud and class discussion of literature selections will take place during class. Further independent reading and reflection outside of class will be required. As the emphasis of this time together will be to soak in that which is true, good, and beautiful, we will not rush through these works, but will read slowly and reflect deeply - and hopefully, grow in our understanding of what it means to be created in the image of God.  Careful consideration will be given to literature and art selections that seek to honor God and are age appropriate.   The class size will be kept small to encourage sharing of thoughts and discussion. A minimum class size will be required for this class to be offered. 

Students will be asked to spend approximately 1-2 hours per week reading outside of class, and to choose and write out one quote or passage from their reading to share in class each week. Families will be asked to sign up to provide light refreshments for the class approximately 3 times/year, depending on the class size.  

Students will need a journal-type notebook and a writing instrument. Students who wish to take notes in class will need a binder other than the journal. 

 

Students will be expected and encouraged to engage in discussion and show honor, consideration, and respect to one another and to the instructor. 

 

"Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is excellent or praiseworthy-think about such things." Philippians 4:8

Tuition:  $200 Per Student for the Year  (Siblings $120 Per Student Per Year)

Materials Fee:  $30 Per Student for the Year