TPS Integrated Humanities Courses – Lit and History, Together Again!
One course, multiple credits
History and Literature share a long relationship as the core “Humanities” or “Great Books” and it is natural to study them together. TPS offers integrated History and Literature courses at every grade level 4-12, including honors and college dual credit.
“The fact that the information you learn throughout the year is used simultaneously is ridiculously helpful! Rather than balancing two separate schedules or working through separate texts, this course gives you a single schedule for both history and English as well as streamlining the workload by utilizing your in-class texts for both classes.” Trent E (TPS high school student)
Elementary and Early Middle School
- TPS offers three courses that span regions and time periods that fascinate young learners everywhere.
- Reading, Literature, and History, done! One integrated course each year with live teaching, discussion, and evaluation to make your homeschooling more educational for your kids and easier for busy parents.
- Pair with TPS Writing Fundamentals courses that specialize in teaching and developing early writing.
- Elementary Humanities – History and Literature of the Ancient World
- Elementary Humanities – History and Literature of the United States
“This course really teaches a lot! This remarkable class taught me about important people, kingdoms and empires. We also learned a lot of new vocabulary! The class gave me a full picture of life in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Israel, Greece, and Rome. Sometimes, we even played review games to go over our last unit! People might say history is boring, but in reality it can be fun.” Benjamin W (TPS elementary school student)
High School (Honors)
- TPS offers three courses that span ancient to modern periods, plus one course dedicated to American (U.S.) History and Literature.
- Each course is two full high school Honors credits: English and History.
- Each course teaches writing: The English credit is both Literature and Composition.
- Integration makes total workload lower than equivalent English and History courses taken separately.
“From the first class, I knew that I chose the right course. I loved the class environment and how much student participation there was. It was engaging and very interesting. Also, I enjoyed the literature and history texts that we read. I learned so much from the feedback and comments, and through that process I have become a much better writer.” Gabriela Z (TPS high school student)
- Ancient (Bible World) History, Lit and Comp (Honors)
- Medieval, Renaissance, Reformation History, Lit, and Comp (Honors)
- Modern History, Lit, and Comp (Honors)
“This course is a great way to get both English and History. Yes, there may be two classes per week, but the homework is less than what it would be if you took English and History separately. And the teachers are AMAZING.” Isaak J (TPS high school student)
College Dual Credit
- High Scholars (Literature, History and Composition – 24 college credits)
TPS High Scholars
In a partnership between TPS and Belhaven University, High Scholars is a “classics” (“Great Books”) program that studies western history, literature, and art from ancient to contemporary historical periods.
- Four (4) live interactive classes each week, including periodic “round table” discussions
- Two-year curriculum (enroll one year at a time)
- 24 college credits (Freshman Comp 1 and 2, World Lit 1 and 2, Western History 1 and 2, Contemporary History, Art Appreciation)
- Six high school credits (Western Lit and Comp 1, Western Lit and Comp 2, Western History, Contemporary World History, Art History, Western Worldviews)
- Content integration allows for considerably lower total workload than each subject taken separately
- Grades 10 and up
“This course shed a whole new light on History and English for me. Rather than just throwing out a bunch of names, dates, and facts for rote memorization, this class focused on truly understanding the history and the reasons behind the history. As we traced important events and movements throughout the years, we discovered how each event connected with the others and the causes and effects of these events. At the end of the school year I found myself amazed at how perfectly everything we learned fit together. We were able to trace the historical and cultural developments in literature and see the connections between the two. Rather than just knowing that the history happened, we actually studied and discussed it and truly learned to understand it. Additionally, this course matured my writing in ways I never suspected. We learned to go beyond the basic five paragraph essay and explored new and deeper methods and styles of writing. This class taught me in a fun, engaging, and effective way, and was truly one of my favorite TPS experiences.” Olivia B (TPS high school student)